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Will 'Flappy Bird' Return To App Stores?

Will 'Flappy Bird' Return To App Stores?

Newsy (Mar. 20, 2014) "Flappy Bird" creator Dong Nguyen hinted via Twitter about the app's return. He removed "Flappy Bird" because he considered it too addictive. Video provided by Newsy
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1 in 8 Bird Species Threatened With Extinction

1 in 8 Bird Species Threatened With Extinction

CBC (June 20, 2013) One in eight bird species worldwide faces the threat of extinction, according to a report released by Birdlife International.
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Likely Case of Bird Flu Spread by Humans Reported

Likely Case of Bird Flu Spread by Humans Reported

AFP (Aug. 7, 2013) Experts say there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March.
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RAW VIDEO: Nepal Poultry Cull in Bird Flu Outbreak

RAW VIDEO: Nepal Poultry Cull in Bird Flu Outbreak

Reuters (Aug. 17, 2013) Nepal culls tens of thousands of chickens to fight an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
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Bones of a Previously Unknown Species Prove to Be One of the Oldest Seabirds

Jan. 30, 2014 Fossils discovered in Canterbury, New Zealand reveal the nature of one of the world's oldest flying seabirds. Thought to have lived between 60.5 and 61.6 million years ago, the fossil is ... full story
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Predicting Infectious Influenza

May 20, 2013 A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a new ... full story
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Antioxidants Essential for Bird Embryo Growth

Oct. 15, 2013 As children we are told the importance of eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, but now scientists have confirmed that antioxidants found in these food groups are essential for the growth of bird ... full story
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Negative Effects of Road Noises on Migratory Birds

Nov. 6, 2013 A new study shows that the negative effects of roads on wildlife are largely because of traffic ... full story
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Bird Fossil Sheds Light on How Swift and Hummingbird Flight Came to Be

May 1, 2013 A tiny bird fossil discovered in Wyoming offers clues to the precursors of swift and hummingbird wings. The fossil is unusual in having exceptionally well-preserved feathers, which allowed the ... full story
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World Ranking Tracks Evolutionary Distinctness of Birds

Apr. 10, 2014 The world's first ranking of evolutionary distinct birds under threat of extinction has been published by a team of international scientists. These birds include a cave-dwelling bird that is so ... full story
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Protected Areas Provide African Birds With Stepping Stones to Survival

June 20, 2013 The protected area network in Tanzania is playing a vital role in the survival of savannah bird species as they move west in response to climate and environmental changes, according to new ... full story
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Hiding in Plain Sight: New Species of Bird Discovered in Cambodia's Capitol Phnom Penh

June 25, 2013 A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call living not in some ... full story
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Missing Hormone in Birds: Leptin Found in Mallard Duck, Peregrine Falcon and Zebra Finch

Mar. 24, 2014 How does the Arctic tern (a sea bird) fly more than 80,000 miles in its roundtrip North Pole-to-South Pole migration? How does the Emperor penguin incubate eggs for months during the Antarctic winter ... full story
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Bird Vaccine for West Nile Virus

July 9, 2013 Researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus among common and endangered bird ... full story
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Dinosaur Chase Reconstructed 70 Years After Excavation

Apr. 2, 2014 Scientists digitally reconstructed a model of a dinosaur chase using photos of theropod and sauropod footprints excavated 70 years ago. As one of the most famous set of dinosaur tracks in the world, ... full story
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DNA Barcodes Made of 147 Bird Species from The Netherlands

Dec. 30, 2013 An Iranian ornithologist used a "ready for use" museum collection to DNA barcode 147 bird species from The Netherlands. While fast and accurate identifications could be confirmed for most ... full story
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Terror Bird's Beak Was Worse Than Its Bite: 'Terror Bird' Was Probably a Herbivore

Aug. 29, 2013 Analysis of fossilized remains of the two meter tall terror bird (Gastornis) indicate that was unlikely to have been a ... full story
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Uncertainty Over the Benefits of Feeding Birds in Winter

June 24, 2013 Scientists have found that feeding wild blue tits in winter resulted in less successful breeding during the following ... full story
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Birds Appear to Lack Important Anti-Inflammatory Protein

Sep. 16, 2013 Bird diseases can have a vast impact on humans, so understanding their immune systems can be a benefit for people. An important element in the immune system of many animals is the protein TTP, which ... full story
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Veeries Very Quiet When Owls Are About

July 30, 2013 Study shows birds eavesdrop on owls and change their dusk singing patterns to avoid becoming potential prey. If you hear an owl hooting at dusk, don't expect to catch the flute-like song of a ... full story
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Novel Study Using New Technologies Outlines Importance of California Condor Social Groups

July 16, 2013 The intricate social hierarchy of the California condor, an endangered species, is something that could not be studied until recently due to the severe reduction of this population in the wild. The ... full story
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Snakes Devour More Mosquito-Eating Birds as Climate Change Heats Forests

July 11, 2013 Rising temperatures threaten wild birds, including the Missouri-native Acadian flycatcher, by making snakes more active, according to biologists. They noted that farmers, public health officials and ... full story
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Bees Tell Birds to Buzz Off: How Bumblebees Steal Birds' Nests

May 28, 2013 A new study reveals how bumblebees steal birds' nests. The study highlights the 'parasitism by theft' of bumblebees that invade birds' nests and claim them as their own. Their ... full story
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Bird Brain? Birds and Humans Have Similar Brain Wiring

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