Turtles and Tortoises
Description News about turtles and tortoises. Commentary and archival information about turtles and tortoises from The New York Times.
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Surviving Despair in the Great Extinction
Published: Mon, 13 May 2019 10:00:05 GMT
Description: One million species of plants and animals are heading toward annihilation, and it’s our fault. How can we possibly live with that truth?
Vietnam Embalms a Sacred Turtle, Lenin-Style
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:09:04 GMT
Description: A turtle called Cu Rua, which many Vietnamese saw as a symbol of the country, has joined the elite club of icons embalmed and put on display by Communist regimes.
A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections
Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:00:05 GMT
Description: Engineers have developed a tiny robotic capsule that injects insulin once it lands in the stomach.
The Patient Had Bone Cancer. The Diagnosis Arrived 240 Million Years Too Late.
Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 17:24:47 GMT
Description: The fossil of an ancient animal teaches a sad lesson: Cancer has been around for a very, very long time.
As Seas Warm, Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test
Published: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 03:03:15 GMT
Description: Climate change is ravaging the natural laboratory that inspired Darwin. The creatures here are on the brink of crisis.
The Tao of Gravity
Published: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:00:06 GMT
Description: All martial arts are a quest for beauty and transcendence. I found those not in doing karate but rather having karate done to me.
Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes
Published: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:00:07 GMT
Description: The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.
Hard Knock Life: What Are the Turtles Telling Me?
Published: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:00:01 GMT
Description: Nothing much makes sense these days, including the visits from my reptilian friends.
Rescuing Sea Turtles From Fishermen’s Nets
Published: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:11:48 GMT
Description: An organization on the coast of Kenya tries to persuade local residents to help return the trapped reptiles to the ocean, rather than sell their meat and shells for a living.
Just a Few Pieces of Plastic Can Kill Sea Turtles
Published: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:11:47 GMT
Description: A new study shows that especially for young turtles, ingesting just a little more than a dozen pieces of plastic in the ocean can be lethal.
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