Explore a 4000-year-old Peruvian monster from the comfort of your home

Late last month, anthropologist Robert Benfer announced that he and his team of researchers had discovered several enormous, earth-formed animal shapes in Peru, including the orca-shaped mound you see up top. Now, thanks to some clever folks over at Google Earth Blog, you can actually explore two of these mounds for… » 4/10/12 8:40am 4/10/12 8:40am

Please, don't drink this frog smoothie for your erection problems

While traveling in Peru last year, London filmmaker and amphibian aficionado Lucy Cooke witness firsthand how the critically endangered Titicaca Water Frog (Telmotobius Culeus, which happens to be Latin for "aquatic scrotum") was being liquified for aphrodisiac smoothies in downtown Lima. Explains Cooke: » 12/18/11 11:50am 12/18/11 11:50am

How many groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, changing the world forever. But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? Vikings got there before him, and possibly Polynesians too...and those are just the sane theories. » 3/30/11 9:22am 3/30/11 9:22am