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It’s a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.

It’s a Grizzly Bear Survival Program. For Grizzly Bears.

Technology
One morning in mid-July, Lana M. Ciarniello, a bear biologist in British Columbia, caught a flight from Vancouver Island, where she lives, to a wildlife sanctuary in the northwestern part of the province to meet two baby grizzlies, the newest subjects in an unusual study she is conducting.The two cubs — brothers, born this spring — were orphaned when their mother was shot. Traditionally, grizzly mothers in North America tend their offspring for at least two years, teaching them to find food and keep out of trouble before nudging them to live on their own. These cubs were far too young to survive without her.Most grizzly cubs orphaned in North America — say, in the lower 48 U.S. states where they are endangered, or in Alaska and Canada where they are more plentiful — are shot on the spot, l...
The Bear Chased Us. Then We Chased the Bear.

The Bear Chased Us. Then We Chased the Bear.

LifeStyle
And as Ron was generous with Brent, so, too, was their family generous with us.When Ron and Mary had a barbecue, my parents were invited. When Ron and Brent watched “Revenge of the Ninja,” I joined them, too. When Brent’s family had dinner, I was welcomed to stay — gushing to my mother after one meal that I had just eaten the “best food ever made” — only for Mary to explain to my mother that the “dish” she had served was a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with slices of boiled hot dogs, confirming forever I was a child with great taste.Over and over, Brent and his family were warm, neighborly and genuine. And that mattered. Especially for us, a family of immigrants settling into our first home and hoping for the best.The houses around us in our suburb of Halifax were small, single-story bu...
¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio

¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los osos pueden enseñarnos sobre el ejercicio

Technology
Los osos pardos transitan por los paisajes de una manera muy parecida a la de la mayoría de las personas, pues prefieren los caminos llanos a las pendientes y las velocidades cadenciosas antes que correr a gran velocidad, según un nuevo y extraordinario estudio que compara la vida de los osos pardos al aire libre con la nuestra.La investigación, que incluyó osos salvajes y en cautiverio, una caminadora adaptada, rodajas de manzana y rastreadores GPS, amplía nuestra comprensión de cómo el impulso natural por ahorrar energía determina el comportamiento de los animales, y el nuestro, y podría tener consecuencias para la salud y el control del peso. Los hallazgos también ayudan a explicar por qué, en la vasta naturaleza, los caminos de los osos y de las personas se cruzan con tanta frecuencia,...