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In Pictures: Fascinating Fish

Travel to Africa's lower Congo River with ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny, and explore one of the most diverse fish communities in the world.

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Meet the OLogist: Ed Mathez

From Greenland to South Africa to the bottom of ocean, Ed Mathez has journeyed to study rocks. Find out where his interest began and what he’s discovered on his travels.

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Meet the OLogist: Ross MacPhee

Ross MacPhee has always loved dirt. To him it means the opportunity to find lost things — from bones and teeth to pirate treasure. Learn more about what he’s discovered recently.

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Meet the OLogist: George Amato

Tracking a gorilla can get hairy. Literally. Just ask George Amato, who collects hair from endangered eastern lowland gorillas to study their DNA.

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Silk Road Fables

As merchants, missionaries, and other travelers made their way between the cities of Asia, they told stories. See three of the tales that traveled the Silk Road. 

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Sounds of the Silk Road

Because travelers along the Silk Road often spoke different languages, music was a good way from them to communicate. Sample some of the music they shared.

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Race to the South Pole

Check out this scrapbook to explore an amazing race that took place a century ago. Two teams of men raced across Antarctica to be the first to reach the South Pole.

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Express Yourself!

You don't have to speak the same language, or even speak, to understand when someone is happy or sad. Explore how and why our brains have evolved to read facial expressions. 

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