Long lost continent discovered beneath the Indian Ocean

For ages now, Mauritia has been hiding. The small, precambrian continent once resided between Madagascar and India, before splitting off and disappearing beneath the ocean waves in a multi-million-year breakup spurred by tectonic rifts and a yawning sea-floor. But now, volcanic activity has driven remnants of the… » 2/25/13 1:00pm 2/25/13 1:00pm

Dodos were always too dumb to live, even 4000 years ago

Well, "too dumb to live" might be an unfair characterization. But dodos are legendary for their complete lack of a survival instinct when it came to humans. Turns out humans weren't the only threat they just never quite understood. » 4/01/12 3:30pm 4/01/12 3:30pm