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How Giant Face Owls Use Their Wings and Face to Find Moving Food With High Accuracy

According to a new study, several physical features of great gray owls, particularly parts of their wings and face, help them correct for sonic distortions caused by snow, allowing them to find hidden, moving food with astonishing accuracy.

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Even Several Years After a Major Earthquake, Weak Seismic Hazard Can Cause Strong Landslide Acceleration

Satellite observations have shown that even years after a large earthquake, modest seismic ground shaking can cause powerful landslide acceleration.

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‘I Thought He Was Going to Beat Me’: Yet Another Herschel Walker Accuser Steps Forward

Yet another woman has come forward to detail disturbing allegations of abuse at the hands of Trump-backed Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker. In an interview with The Daily Beast, longtime Walker girlfriend Cheryl Parsa detailed an incident in which Walker grew violent after she caught him with another woman back in 2005. According to Parsa, […]

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Wrestling Mongooses!

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Renewed Lake Effect Snowstorm to Impact the Great Lakes as Winter Season Draws Near

Heavy snow in the West and the East comes several days after a severe weather struck the south-central US, where tornadoes killed two people.

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Solar Storm Alert: Solar Wind Traveling Millions of Miles Per Hour Expected to Hit Earth Until December 2

Space weather authorities warned there is an incoming minor geomagnetic storm towards Earth due to the solar wind from the Sun’s coronal hole.

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How five lions escaped their Taronga zoo enclosure – video

In early November, Taronga zoo issued a ‘code one’ alert and went into lockdown after five lions escaped from their enclosure. Footage released by the zoo shows how the adult male and four cubs broke through the fence. An investigation into the incident is ongoing with the zoo stating an ‘independent, specialist forensic engineer’ was […]

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Effective Climate Actions Needed Against Major Fire Threats to Global Forests, Research Shows

Researchers suggested the importance of effective climate actions against major fire threats to global forests. Forest fires could impact biodiversity, forests’ health, and humans.

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Heavy Rainfall, Flooding, and Landslides Hit Brazil, Causing Two Deaths and Dozens Missing

According to local reports, flooding rainfall and landslides unleashed in Brazil, causing two deaths and dozens missing. Local authorities deployed help and rescue operations.

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Country diary: The long haul until springtime begins now | Andrea Meanwell

Tebay, Cumbria: Upland farming in winter means repetition, but I’m less worried about that than the colour of my yows’ bottoms Winter, more than any other season, is a time of routine. As an upland farmer, I have to be happy to repeat the same jobs day after day with little variation, from now until […]

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‘A possible extinction event’: the UK’s worst bird flu outbreak – podcast

The UK is in the middle of its worst outbreak of bird flu. The current strain of H5N1 avian influenza has devastated wild bird populations, killing thousands and affecting threatened species such as puffins and hen harriers. Bird flu has also been wreaking havoc on poultry, and since 7 November, all captive birds in England […]

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Roar footage: Taronga zoo releases video of lions escaping from their Sydney enclosure

Zoo says investigation into ‘lion incident’ continues with specialist forensic engineer examining failure of ‘complex mesh fencing system’ Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Taronga zoo has released video showing how five lions escaped their enclosure by scratching […]