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September 13, 2017
Yale News: An international expedition to a remote Galapagos Island rescued enough tortoises to start a breeding program that may help resurrect an extinct species,...
September 7, 2017
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that the Lyme disease bacterium is ancient in North America, circulating silently in forests for at...
February 3, 2016
The story of the 1951 annual Explorers Club dinner is famous, at least among explorers, paleontologists and connoisseurs of exotic cuisine. In brief, mammoth was served.  A...
January 7, 2016
The Galápagos Islands, 1,000 kilometres off the coast of South America, are probably most famous as the place that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. They are...
December 15, 2015
A Yale team spent the last part of November in the Galapagos gathering dozens of giant tortoises that carry the DNA of extinct species that used to roam two islands in the...
December 15, 2015
The dodo is dead. The passenger pigeon has passed on. But Lonesome George, the iconic Galapagos tortoise whose death marked the end of his species, is in post-mortem luck. A...
October 22, 2015
A new species of giant tortoise has been identified in the Galapagos, taking the tally in the archipelago to 11. For more than a century, taxonomists have lumped together all...

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