Things you may not have known, but probably should know because they're fantastic, in no-particular-order of fantastic-ness: 1) The world's oldest known wild bird is a 63-year-old female albatross. 2) Her name is "Wisdom." 3) Wisdom just gave birth.
Tracked by scientists since 1956, a Laysan albatross dubbed "Widsom" has hatched a healthy chick at the tender age of 62. The (apparently) elderly bird has now successfully given birth for the sixth consecutive year and is assumed to have parented at least 35 chicks over the course of her preternaturally long…
When we talk about global warming's biological impact, we tend to focus on animals and plants whose habitats are being so drastically changed that they are facing the threat of extinction. But what about animals who benefit from global warming?
Everyone wishes they could fly, but this 19-year-old kid spent three years building his dream from balsa wood, rip-resistant foil and plastic wrap. And amazingly, the 85-foot-wingspan craft has already hopped a distance of about 35 feet.