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New Galapagos giant tortoise crawls into science spotlight

Researchers are surprised to discover a group of giant tortoises on a Galapagos island are a completely separate species.

By October 22, 2015


Meet the rare whales you didn't know existed

Mysterious Omura's whales emerge from the watery depths of obscurity as researchers peek into their hidden lives under the ocean.

By October 27, 2015


Jeff Bezos rescued in Galapagos by Ecuadorian Navy

The Amazon founder is airlifted out of the Galapagos Islands for emergency treatment of a kidney stone issue, according to local media.

By January 4, 2014


Sperm whales develop culture, regional accents

A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects.

By September 8, 2015


No pavement on the Galapagos? No problem for Google Street View

Getting to the Galapagos Islands isn't cheap, so Google brings the unique flora and fauna there to you thanks to a visit from Street View Trekker.

By September 12, 2013


Google Street View comes to the Galapagos

To celebrate the anniversary of naturalist Charles Darwin arriving on the Galapagos Islands, Google has added the famous ecosystem to Street View.

6 Images By September 12, 2013


Meerkats and otters and tortoises, oh my!

London Zoo is live streaming its meerkats, otters and Galapagos tortoises as a test of a new wireless technology known as white space.

By October 13, 2014


Google Street View combs the Arabian desert via camel

The search giant's Street View images take you on a virtual tour of the Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates.

By October 8, 2014


A walk in the park: Google Maps hits the trails in California

Against the scenic backdrop of Northern California's Mount Tam, the search giant unveils its latest effort to stitch together a comprehensive view of the world.

By October 7, 2014


Google Maps traverses Cambodia's centuries-old Angkor temples

The Web giant’s Street View Trekker records more than 90,000 panoramas of 100 ancient temples at this massive archaeological site.

By April 2, 2014