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Turtle Sex and Delayed Flights: The True Story

David Mizejewski | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

This week's Animal Oddity is all about the consequences of sex. In this case, turtle sex.

Airport Sends Biological Message to Critters: Planes Suck

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The manager of Christchurch Airport invited me to see how his airport is minimizing bird hazards by planting bird and bug repellant grass in the fields adjacent to the runway

Twain's Feast: America's Vanished Foods

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Andrew Beahrs

While traveling across Europe in 1879, Twain wrote a fantasy menu of all his favorite American dishes--some eighty in all--many of which have now vanished from the country's tables.