An eggcelent way to protect sea turtles


"You can change the world, instead of protecting yourself from it." 9/9/17

In many parts of the world, sea turtle eggs are a prized delicacy, but illegal poaching and a hungry black market trade have taken a toll on global turtle populations. But one ecologist, a conservations group and a Hollywood makeup artist have devised an ingenious way to track turtle egg poachers: doppelgänger eggs. Here's how Hollywood magic is having a real-world impact.

Teen Born Without Jaw Finds His Voice

Isaiah Acosta was born without the ability to speak or eat, let alone sing or rap. Now a teenager, he has become a songwriter who spends his time penning lyrics he won't ever be able to verbalize. Luckily, Acosta made a friend in the rapper Trap House, who acts as his voice and has become his closest collaborator in the studio. 

What's Baseball Without a Side of Grasshoppers?

For Seattle Mariners fans, traditional ballpark snacks simply won't do. Forget the peanuts, hot dogs and Cracker Jacks; at Safeco Field, toasted grasshoppers hit it out of the park. 

For Montana's 'Antlerman,' an Endless Hunt

Nothing gets Jim Phillips going like antlers—lots and lots of antlers. But this collector is no killer. For the past 59 years, he's been scouring the hills of southwestern Montana in pursuit of local elk, deer and antelope antlers that the animals shed each season. In that time, the self-proclaimed "Antlerman" has amassed over 16,000 specimens and built a shrine attached to his home to show off his impressive collection.  

Browse Germany's 'Parthenon' of Banned Books

In Kassel, Germany, at the very site where Nazis once burned over 2,000 books by Jewish and marxist writers, one artist has built a colossal tribute to free speech. The "Parthenon of Books" is a giant temporary replica of the famous Greek temple in Athens, and it's covered by more than 100,000 books that have been banned at various stages throughout history. 

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