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articles by: Robyn, selected from Mother Nature Network

5 Alternatives to Coffee

By Starre Vartan, MNN.com I have no desire to quit drinking coffee, and since I don't have any contraindications for quaffing java, I enjoy a cup most days each week. But I'm a big believer in mo…

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8 Remarkable Animals That Saved People’s Lives

Text by Bryan Nelson, MNN.com Many people owe their lives to the tender protection and brave acts of other animals. Here's just a small look at the stories of eight remarkable animals that have s…

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Dolphin Gets an iPad

The fact that there is a dolphin using an iPad is perhaps less amazing than the surprise that Apple's marketing department had nothing to do with it. Yes, Merlin the dolphin has an iPad, and he and …

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How Can I Help My Dog Age Gracefully?

By Morieka Johnson, MNN Q: It's getting harder for my 9-year-old dog to do the things she used to enjoy. How can I help her age gracefully? A: While every dog is different, most canines ent…

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Elephants and their Shocking Math Abilities

When it comes to brainpower, elephants may have more than just long memories. The BBC reports that the sizeable pachyderms may have a host of other exceptional mental skills that have not been undocum…

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