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Table Of Contents: October 2015

This Face Changes the Human Story. But How?

Scientists have discovered a new species of human ancestor deep in a South African cave, adding a baffling new branch to the family tree.

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Wild Heart of Sweden
In the rugged, remote splendor of Laponia, visitors are on their own.

Congo River
The Congo River is the main road through the heart of Africa—for those who dare to travel it.

Lure of the Lost City
Laser-mapping technology uncovers extensive ruins in a Honduran jungle rumored to contain a mythic White City.

Sea Wolves
Beachcombing wolves swim among Canadian islands, eating whatever the ocean serves up.

The Risks of Storytelling
This month, writer Doug Preston shares some of the risks and challenges of storytelling in the field.

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Visions of Earth
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