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Move over Hooters: London bar to have real, live owls

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Perhaps Harry Dunne is finally capitalizing on his legendary mistake in Dumb & Dumber, as several entrepreneurs are set to open a new owl bar in London’s Soho district next month. The owl bar,…

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Tigers may not have made a comeback after all

Provided by University of Oxford News Office Flaws in a method commonly used in censuses of tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt, a new study suggests. A team of scientists from the University of…

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Can smartphones help Kenyan cattle herders?

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Cornell University have been equipping pastoral herders with smartphones, and the herders are using the devices for much greater purposes than updating their Facebook status or perusing Tinder. Herders in…

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New GPS system tracks persistent parrots

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Until recently, scientists have avoided using global positioning system (GPS) devices on psittaciformes, commonly known as parrots. Researchers believed that the birds were just too strong and they’d break expensive tracking equipment.…

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UK tests driverless shuttles in public

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We may not get flying cars in 2015 like Back to the Future said we would, but driverless cars on the road appears to be a reality drawing close. The latest driverless…

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Words in books reveal how China’s values changed during economic reforms

Provided by Stuart Wolpert, University of California, Los Angeles As China has undergone rapid economic and social change in recent decades, an increase of individualistic values has been reflected in the word choices of Chinese authors. Rong Zeng, a graduate…

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Mediterranean dolphins arrived after last Ice Age

Provided by Marie Daniels, University of Lincoln The bottlenose dolphin only colonized the Mediterranean after the last Ice Age -- about 18,000 years ago -- according to new research. Leading marine biologists collaborated in the study -- the most detailed…

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Divers find largest treasure trove of gold coins

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever jumped into a body of water, you’ve probably fantasized about diving down to find sunken treasure--aka pirate’s booty. For one group of amateur divers swimming off the shores of…

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Extreme floods created Europe’s largest waterfall

Provided by Catriona Kelly, University of Edinburgh A massive canyon that is home to Europe's most powerful waterfall was created in a matter of days by extreme flooding, new research reveals. The Jökulsárgljúfur Canyon in Iceland, which is 28 km…

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Bovine Kampf: Aggressive Nazi cattle sent to slaughterhouse

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Nazis of Interwar Germany may be mostly dead and gone now. But one thing still remains: their cows – and they are pissed. In a plan that sounds like it came…