Bjarke Fredskild Pedersen

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Thousands of Baby Turtles Hatch in Brazil: Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>This week, scientists in Brazil weren’t kidding when they said that they “hit the mother lode.”<p>They were referring to a mass hatching of an estimated 210,000 giant South American river turtles at the Abufari Biological Reserve. It’s one of the largest known hatchings for the …

Zoology

The Babylonian Noah and Norse mythology

Irving Finkel describes a remarkable Babylonian tablet that changes our understanding of the flood legend. Meanwhile, Joanne Harris gives us her take …

Mesopotamia

National Geographic Travel