How the Railroad Wiped Out Passenger Pigeons (and Nearly Bison, Too)

The advent of the railroad collapsed our notions of time and space, and it carved out entire industries whole—we of the 21st century have only the internet for comparison. It also swallowed entire species: The story of how railroads drove the passenger pigeon to extinction—and bison to the brink of it—is a story of how … » 1/09/14 1:00pm 1/09/14 1:00pm

New Ancient Evidence Confirms That Yes, An Asteroid Killed All the…

For most of us laypeople, it's an accepted truth the dinosaurs were wiped out by a big ol' asteroid that smashed into the Earth, easy as that. For scientists, however, there's always been some question as to whether or not that was actually the case. But some new revelations have proven that we dummies were right in… » 2/08/13 10:21am 2/08/13 10:21am

Rumor Update: Sony Killing Off 80GB PS3?

Yesterday, word was that Best Buy is days away from dropkicking the 80GB PS3 off its shelves. Today, the PS380 jumps from the "threatened" to the "endangered" list—Game Daily Biz says another major retailer confirms something is indeed "afoot" with 80GB supplies. And an analyst translates "afoot" to mean "impending doom." But,… » 1/25/08 4:30pm 1/25/08 4:30pm

Sony Europe President: 60GB PS3 Getting the Axe in America [UPDATE:…

[UPDATE: Probably not true.]SCEE President David Reeves revealed in an interview that the 60GB PS3's long-overdue price cut is actually a fire sale, at least in America. When the last one is sold, it will be just that—the last one. It's entirely possible we could see a "clarification" of the statement, but Reeves was… » 7/13/07 9:15am 7/13/07 9:15am

Flying Toasters Spotted, Bounce Back from Extinction

Everybody thought they were extinct, but no. The once-revered Disjejunaridae Volaticus, known to the rest of us as Flying Toasters, have been spotted in the wild. Feared to be forever lost to dusty backup disks trapped next to that nasty little pamphlet in your daddy's bottom drawer, the classic screensaver has been… » 10/20/06 9:56am 10/20/06 9:56am