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Scorpions: Friend or Foe?

Did you know a scorpion can control how much venom it produces in its stinger? Meet a scientist who's discovered more than 70 species of scorpions and find out what he's learned about them. 

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Explore Mythic Creatures with a Field Journal

What mythic creatures are new to you? Are some made up of different animal parts? And do dragons mean different things to Asian and European cultures? Find out with this exhibition investigation. 

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Wildlife Detective

The crime scene: a New York City airport. The suspect: a handbag and shoe importer who claims his products were made from an unprotected type of crocodile. The call for help: conservation geneticist George Amato at the AMNH. 

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Kids in the Hall of Biodiversity: Articles

What do chocolate and cacao beans have to do with coral reefs? Everything when it comes to biodiversity and the threat of extinction, according to these Kids in the Hall.

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Make Your Own Horse Stationery

Why send an email when you can deliver your message on horseback. Add your name and address—and anything else you want to—to these colorful stationery files.

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