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The strange story of the teddy bear: Jon Mooallem at TED2014The strange story of the teddy bear: Jon Mooallem at TED2014

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 1902, bears in the United States were symbols of all the dangers of the frontier. Bears were called “murderers” for their tendency to attack livestock, and they were being systematically killed by the federal government. That was, until President Theodore Roosevelt traveled to Mississippi on a hunting trip. Roosevelt had finished for the day, […]

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A walk on the wild side: 7 fascinating experiments in rewildingA walk on the wild side: 7 fascinating experiments in rewilding

Posted By Jessica Gross

George Monbiot begins today’s talk by recalling a time he was “ecologically bored.” “We evolved in rather more challenging times than these, in the world of horns and tusks and fangs and claws,” explains Monbiot, an investigative journalist who found himself deeply dissatisfied returning to the United Kingdom after years reporting in the tropics. “We […]