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Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Canada Puts Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries in Mini 'Drunk Tanks'

Buzz60 (Nov. 18, 2014) Wildlife officials in Yukon, Canada say birds such as Bohemian Waxwings are feeding on frost-fermented berries, which are making the birds too drunk to fly straight. Jen Markham explains how the government is repurposing some hamster cages as ‘bird drunk tanks,’ to help the birds sober up. Video provided by Buzz60
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SMS Alerts Cut Deaths from Elephants in Rural India

SMS Alerts Cut Deaths from Elephants in Rural India

AFP (Nov. 18, 2014) Scientists have come up with a low cost solution to reduce the conflict between elephants and humans in the tea plantations of southern India. Duration: 01:41 Video provided by AFP
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Scientists Study Cats to Teach a Robot How to Land on Its Feet

Scientists Study Cats to Teach a Robot How to Land on Its Feet

Buzz60 (Nov. 17, 2014) Georgia Tech researchers are trying to figure out ways to make robots more like cats and athletes. Jen Markham explains why having cat-like reflexes are key to robots minimizing damage upon impact. Video provided by Buzz60
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New Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Europe

New Bird Flu Outbreaks Hit Europe

Reuters - Business Video Online (Nov. 17, 2014) Dutch authorities have found a highly contagious strain of bird flu at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands and set about destroying 150,000 chickens. As Hayley Platt reports the strain, H5N8, has never been detected in humans, but an outbreak in South Korea meant millions of farm birds had to be slaughtered to contain the outbreak. Video provided by Reuters
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