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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By Catherine Offord | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.

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Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?

By Bob Grant | September 14, 2017

Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.

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Finch-Powered Fumigation

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 7, 2014

Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.

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Lonesome George Dies Alone

By Hayley Dunning | June 25, 2012

The world’s last Pinta Island tortoise died this past weekend at the age of 100.

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Small Shark Species Discovered

By Jef Akst | March 7, 2012

Deep diving scientists near the Galapagos Islands churn up a new shark variety, measuring just over 1 foot long.

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