The news in this article from MSN isn't really that this huge bird is a new discovery so much as new insight into how it flew, but it's just the existence of the bird that thrills me. The drawing makes it look like a raptor of some sort...but 23-foot wingspan, 150 pounds. It may not be big enough to lift an elephant (or even a human for that matter), but still, that's a roc. I love prehistoric animals, have ever since I was very young, and especially when that animal seems to tie into ancient oral traditions (though this bird lived millions of years before humans).
If the menu at the bottom hasn't changed, there's also a link to an article about hybrid oak trees in Utah that are between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. If there's something I like more than prehistoric animals, it's trees. Trees just fascinate me. So that article is almost as cool as the first. (In case the menu does change, here's the link directly to this second article.)