The first Pacific Islanders arrived in the late 13th century, and within 200 years, about 40 percent of the islands' bird species had vanished, studies show. Rats traveling with the settlers drove the extinction of smaller bird species, while human hunters vanquished the megafauna, including the nine species of large, flightless moa. [Wipe Out: History's Most Mysterious Extinctions] … [Read more...] about Penguins Rapidly Conquered New Zealand After Humans Ate Rivals
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What ended the reign of these mighty birds? The culprit was probably climate change, Worthy said. Around 12 million to 13 million years ago, global temperatures plummeted; over time, New Zealand's tropical forests became temperate forests, greatly reducing the number of fruit trees across the island. … [Read more...] about This Parrot Stood 3 Feet Tall and Ruled the Roost in New Zealand Forests 19 Million Years Ago
Few studies have looked specifically at Bluetooth safety, because the physical mechanisms behind Bluetooth are essentially the same as those behind Wi-Fi, and because, until recently, people were not widely exposed to this type of radiation, Moulder said. However, the few studies looking at the technology have found that it is safe. For instance, a 2014 study in The Laryngoscope journal found that, unlike cellphone radiation, Bluetooth radiation was not associated with any reduction in auditory nerve function in humans. … [Read more...] about New iPhone Lacks Headphone Jack: Are Bluetooth Headphones Safe?
Xiono gets his orders from the Poe Dameron—played by Oscar Isaac—and will be helped in his mission by everyone's new favorite astromech droid, BB-8. Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma will also appear in the animated series. The first episode takes place on the Colossus, a giant fighter base floating above the surface on an ocean planet in the outer rim, and the show looks set to feature plenty of aerial combat. … [Read more...] about Disney just dropped a trailer for its new
Disenchantment's first major victory is its casting. All four leads nail their characters' idiosyncrasies in ways that make them likable even at their most wicked. Jacobson carries much of the show as the good-natured brat within us all—as close as any animated cartoon has ever come to replicating Bill Watterson's Calvin—while Lucy and Elfo's rivalry forces their actors to break out of one-dimensional, always-good or always-bad performances just often enough to make their performances enjoyably surprising. And DiMaggio plays the role of king like a salty Mets fan—one who just happens to run an entire kingdom's guillotine—and his over-the-top penchant for violence and revenge fits neatly into the show's bizarre proceedings. … [Read more...] about review: Groening’s new Netflix toon is off to a bloody good start