News tagged with tortoises

Zany scientists honored in alternative Nobels (Update)

In the ultimate accolade for the world's mad scientists, spoof Nobel prizes were awarded Thursday for studies into beetle sex, turtles yawning, the desperation of people dying to urinate and other daffy investigations.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Other
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Rockin' tortoises: A 150-year-old new species

A team of researchers investigated a desert tortoise from the Southwest USA and northwestern Mexico. What was thought to be a simple problem in species identification turned out to be a very complex matter. Their investigations ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Giant tortoises show rewilding can work

'Rewilding with taxon substitutes', the intentional introduction of exotic species to fulfil key functions in ecosystems following the loss of recently extinct species, is highly controversial, partly due to a lack of rigorous ...

dateApr 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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