October 31, 2008
If London’s SUN newspaper is to be believed, a giant Asian catfish known as the Goonch has mutated into a maneater, after developing a taste for the human remnants dumped from riverside funeral pyres. Based on a new documentary being aired on Britain’s Channel 5 television, the behemoth catfish tale has just enough plausibility to focus new interest on a species that occasionally makes its way into home aquariums.
July 25, 2008
A new study suggests that the hobbits, a diminutive people whose remains were found on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003 and 2004, were real humans after all. They were originally classified as Homo floresiensis, a species distinct from Homo sapiens but the dispute about their status has never abated.