How Europeans Imagined Exotic Animals Centuries Ago, Based on Hearsay

People have been drawn to stories about exotic animals throughout our history. The further you go back in that history, the less likely those stories were accurate. Here is a gorgeous compendium of illustrations showing how people imagined real animals they had only heard about. » 3/17/14 4:07pm 3/17/14 4:07pm

Rodents of Unusual Size Found in Volcanic Lost World

For 200,000 years, life has flourished deep inside the crater of Mount Bosavi in complete isolation. Now a team of scientists has found it teeming with hairy caterpillars, fanged frogs, and the largest rats ever recorded. » 9/08/09 3:34pm 9/08/09 3:34pm