April 23, 2014
Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct | Audubon Magazine

"In May 1850, a 20-year-old Potawatomi tribal leader named Simon Pokagon was camping at the headwaters of Michigan’s Manistee River during trapping season when a far-off gurgling sound startled him. It seemed as if “an army of horses laden with sleigh bells was advancing through the deep forests towards me,” he later wrote. ‘As I listened more intently, I concluded that instead of the tramping of horses it was distant thunder; and yet the morning was clear, calm, and beautiful.’ The mysterious sound came ‘nearer and nearer,’ until Pokagon deduced its source: ‘While I gazed in wonder and astonishment, I beheld moving toward me in an unbroken front millions of pigeons, the first I had seen that season.’

"These were passenger pigeons, Ectopistes migratorius, at the time the most abundant bird in North America and possibly the world…”

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014
Big Bang Poll Is Downright Shocking

April 22, 2014
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April 22, 2014
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"Charles Dickens sat for this daguerreotype portrait in Antoine Francois Jean Claudet’s London studio about 1852"

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"Charles Dickens sat for this daguerreotype portrait in Antoine Francois Jean Claudet’s London studio about 1852"

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014
Here's a Picture of an Orangutan Looking Relaxed in a Doctor's Office

April 22, 2014

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014
Which Cities Will Be Completely Underwater In Less Than 100 Years?

April 21, 2014

April 20, 2014

April 20, 2014
North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

April 20, 2014

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