Watch a South American "superbird" diving 150 feet underwater

For years, it was assumed that imperial cormorants — large seabirds typically found along the southern coasts of South America — fed on fish just below the surface of the ocean. But when scientists in Argentina outfitted one with a tiny camera, they discovered that the birds are, in fact, remarkably accomplished… » 8/01/12 4:51pm 8/01/12 4:51pm

How to prepare and eat a sloth

You will probably never eat a sloth. For one thing, they're paralyzingly adorable. Furthermore, for as sluggish as they are, sloths meat is — surprisingly — not very tender at all; in fact, it's reported to be pretty tough and gamey. Finally, it's illegal to hunt them — and most of the South American tribes that can… » 2/20/12 12:40pm 2/20/12 12:40pm