17th century Mauritius

Dodo Extinction Came Later Than Previously Thought, 17th Century Observations Suggest

When geophysicist Andrew Jackson was poring over 17th-century observations of Earth's magnetic field, perhaps the last thing he expected to discover was a new potential extinction date for the dodo, the goofy-looking, flightless bird that became a poster child of extinct species.

17 Oct 2013, business.mega.mu