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Riled Up is a journal of science, the environment, exploration, new technology, and related commentary.  Contributors include scientists, explorers, engineers, and others who provide perspectives and context not typically offered in general news circulation.  For interested readers, additional resources are included.

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Our best idea

The filmmaker, Ken Burns, called America's national parks our "best idea" in his six-part study of the history, philosophy, and status of our natural preserved landscapes. It was one of the most popular documentary films aired on public television. One segment included a conversation with Shelton Johnson, a park ranger of African and Indigenous American ancestry who grew up in Detroit, a city far removed from these wild parklands. Johnson made a strong call to expand the visitor base to the ...
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Evolution on islands has produced myriads of wondrous plants and animals. Some of these creations can be rather odd in appearance, however. Think of the dodo, a flightless pigeon discovered in the 16th Century on the island of Mauritius. Without predators, the dodo evolved -- or devolved -- until it lost its wings, grew pudgy, and waddled about with no fear. It is now long gone and has become a poster-child for extinction. The dodo couldn't survive in the face of invasive predators like ...
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Gorilla Reunion

This is a remarkable video about human and animal compassion. It is well worth viewing. WHB


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