History Stories
Scientists Say Dodo Birds May Actually Have Been Pretty Smart
February 24, 2016

New research suggests that dodos, the plump, flightless birds that went extinct in the 17th century, might not deserve their longtime association with stupidity. Read More

The Revival of the Passenger Pigeon?
July 9, 2013

More than 100 years after passenger pigeons disappeared from the wild, scientists believe they can recreate the species through a painstaking, controversial “de-extinction” process. Read More

Dinosaur Egg Study Suggests New Evolutionary Link With Birds
April 22, 2013

A new study of fossilized dinosaur eggs provides evidence of similarities between the nesting behaviors of dinosaurs and their closest living relatives – birds. Read More

Did Four-Winged Birds and Dinos Fly the Ancient Skies?
March 14, 2013

Researchers believe the very first birds inherited a four-wing configuration from their dinosaur ancestors. Read More