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Jacquelyn Gill stood entranced inside a permafrost cave in Siberia. Woolly mammoth tusks protruded through glistening walls. A lion cub, dead for 30,000 or more years, appeared as if it was napping.

“In those 30 minutes (inside the cave), I had the opportunity to get closer to the landscape I’ve devoted my career to understanding than the rest of my whole life as a scientist,” said the University of Maine paleoecologist.

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Historically, compliments on my appearance have been infrequent.

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Tufts of pink fiberglass insulation floated over the neighborhood…

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We are alive in a dynamic time of struggle over what leadership means…

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In art class, some studied scrimshaw and carved their own version in bars of soap.

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Island Institute by Tom Groening - 4d ago

The first truly delicious coffee I ever drank was in 1973 at a Montreal crepe restaurant…

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The network will strive to offer customers with internet, television, voice services, and fulfill an increasing demand for telehealth services.

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Island Institute by Tom Groening - 5d ago

After Readers Digest published Rich’s short piece about Corea, giving summer refuge to a writer from away didn’t sit well with some of the locals.

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By Sally Noble

For as long as anyone can remember, there’s been a 15-stool Palace Diner in Biddeford—in fact, it’s been there as long as its habitat, a 1927 Pollard train car, was first built. And until recently, the food was what one would expect at this little Disneyland curio, tucked in the corner of a parking lot at 18 Franklin Street, overshadowed by the hulking, empty 1890 Marble Block mercantile building. 

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“Our people don’t have a word for adaptation. It’s just what we’ve always done.”

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