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When This Walking, Swimming Pet Turtle Dies, Just Swap In A New Battery

Pets don’t only help teach kids how to be responsible, they’re also a harsh object lesson in the definitiveness of death — unless you go the robot route. Robo-puppies might not be believable just yet, but this tiny robot turtle looks pretty convincing when swimming around inside a tank. And if you find it just floating there one morning, all you need to do is change the batteries.

The Weird Reason Why So Many Turtles Are Delaying Flights At JFK

Remember when dozens of mating turtles shut down a whole runaway at JFK International Airport in 2009? It was only the start of a turtle invasion that has vexed travellers and perplexed biologists for years. But we may have figured out why turtles are all over the tarmac, and it has to do with raccoons.

Watching A Tortoise Having Sex Is One Of The Most Hilarious Things Ever

Sincere apologies in advance for this, but here is a video of two tortoises doing it, and I cannot stop laughing. Also cringing.

This Robotic Sea Turtle Is Built To Find Hidden Treasure In Shipwrecks

Thanks to millions and millions of years of evolution, sea turtles work. They work well. They can swim stealthily around the ocean, sliding between chunks of coral if necessary. That in mind, it’s no wonder the sea creatures are the inspiration for the latest underwater robots.

Remote-Controlled Turtles Could One Day Be Our Secret Slow And Steady Drones

Even if they aren’t mutated into teenage ninjas, turtles might one day be a viable alternative to drones for espionage and surveillance. They come already armour-plated, they’re amphibious, they’re powered by plants, and thanks to their natural desire to avoid obstacles, researchers have found a clever way to even make them remote controllable.

Aussie Turtles Get High-Tech Tracking Treatment

Google Glass is a big deal, and I can’t wait to try one out. Apparently, neither can these turtles, who are being fitted with wearable tracking technology of their own in order to study their movements around the Murray River system.

Prehistoric Crocodyliform Bit Clean Through Turtles

Turtles have been around for millions of years, but millions of years ago, life was much tougher for them, thanks to the presence of a super-sized Crocodyliform that could flip them sideways and then crush them whole.

'Extinct' Giant Turtle Might Be One Of World's Rarest Creatures

A giant tortoise species presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report.

Tortoise Gets Chair Wheel Prosthesis To Replace Missing Leg

Thankfully someone had the common sense to glue a wheel from a rolling office chair to our 12-year-old African tortoise-friend’s missing leg, instead of going down the popular route of making tortoise soup out of him.

Runway Closed By Swarm Of Turtles

Terrorists? Toxic gas cloud? Meteor shower? No – the NYT reports JFK’s Runway 4 was closed for over an hour today because 100 turtles crawled all over it.

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