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Crocodile bites off zookeeper’s thumb

Lisa Powers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An Australian zoo co-owner, 58-year-old Ian Jenkins, lost his thumb Sunday when he was feeding chicken to Macca, a hungry, 13-foot crocodile. Jenkins was holding a hat in his left hand—which he…

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When science got drunk in 2014

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most of the year, science was its usual, dignified self--making discoveries and leaving us in awe. But, like any bound-up, anal retentive nerd, it occasionally let go, got drunk and danced…

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Wildlife returning to one of the planet’s greatest historical sites

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the world’s most spectacular historical sites could now have a future full of remarkable wildlife too, as conservationists try to restore the forests around Cambodia’s Angkor Wat to the teeming…

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Online dating one of fastest growing industries in the world

Anthony Volpe for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The beginning of relationships can be tough. Everyone feels a little awkward, with both parties posturing to show only their most attractive parts while always striving to strike the delicate balance between…

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Archaeologists discover royal passageway to King Herod’s palace

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute of Archaeology have discovered a monumental entryway to a unique palace constructed by King Herod The Great. The entryway leads to the Herodian Hilltop…

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New platypus-like dinosaur discovered in China

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a new species of short-necked, duck-billed marine reptile from the Triassic period that could provide new insight into how life responded following the largest mass-extinction event in history, as…

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Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earth’s crust formation

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An in-depth analysis of the August 2014 volcanic eruption in Iceland has shown that a new layer of the Earth’s crust is forming beneath the lava-spewing rupture, according to new research published…

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Catastrophic Bangladesh oil spill endangers rare species, including dolphins and tigers

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An oil spill from a crashed tanker is causing what officials are calling an ecological “catastrophe” in the Sundarbans mangrove region of Bangladesh, putting two rare species of dolphin and several other…

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As Sydney Siege Comes To An End, The Questions Begin

Provided by Northumbria University Police have now confirmed that the siege in in Sydney has ended but questions about how it happened, what the motives were and how Australia should respond will continue for some time. The man who held…

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Modest Gains Made In Latest UN Climate Summit Agreement

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UN climate negotiators had to go into overtime to reach a climate agreement, ending their extended session with an agreement that for the first time requires action from developing countries as well…