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2008-09-05 00:00:16

By MARCUS O'DAIR FIVE TO WATCH THE DODOS News that the NME has declared The Dodos' new album one of this summer's must-have releases might raise sceptical sneers, but the magazine is absolutely right: Visiter is a corker. And rather than the usual indie shmindie, as moribund as their flightless namesake, this Californian duo instead peddle a distinctive take on psych- tinged folk. It's more upbeat and rhythmic than Sufjan Stevens or The Shins, however, the whole thing underpinned by...

2006-07-03 09:47:34

By Tim Cocks PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Scientists who unearthed a mass dodo grave in Mauritius say they have found evidence showing the birds were killed by a natural disaster long before humans arrived on the Indian Ocean island. Most theories about how the dodo became extinct blame early settlers who found the plump flightless bird on the Indian Ocean island in the 16th century and hunted it relentlessly. "There are indications that the fossil-rich layer represents the result of...

2006-02-03 00:05:00

By Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- The dodos came home to roost on Thursday in Kansas with the unveiling of a documentary film exploring the ongoing U.S. debate over how evolution should be taught to school children. A sold-out crowd of about 300 attended the screening in Overland Park, Kansas, of "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus." Mixing dancing dodos with discussions of embryonic research, politics and religion, the film examines the strengths and weaknesses...

2006-02-03 00:05:00

By Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - The dodos came home to roost on Thursday in Kansas with the unveiling of a documentary film exploring the ongoing U.S. debate over how evolution should be taught to school children. A sold-out crowd of about 300 attended the screening in Overland Park, Kansas, of "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus." Mixing dancing dodos with discussions of embryonic research, politics and religion, the film examines the strengths and...

2006-01-08 09:30:00

By Nita Bhalla MARE-AUX-SONGES, Mauritius -- Hidden in the depths of sugarcane plantations, the marshlands of Mare-aux-Songes have been forgotten for centuries But the recent discovery of a mass grave of dodos, the extinct flightless bird whose name became synonymous with stupidity, has rekindled interest in learning how the bird lived, what it ate and its natural habitat. The rare find in southeast Mauritius by a Dutch-Mauritian team will enable researchers to discover more about the Indian...

2005-12-24 12:35:00

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A mass grave of dodos, the famous flightless bird whose name became synonymous with stupidity, has been uncovered in Mauritius, scientists said. The rare find will enable researchers to discover more about what happened to the bird, native to the Indian Ocean Island, which became extinct in the late 17th century. Scientists from the Dutch Natural History Museum in Leiden said the remains were at least 2,000 years old. "This new find will allow for the first scientific...