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Giant eagles terrorize Australian gold mine, take ‘selfie’ with drone camera

A Trimble UX5 unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, costs about $9,500. It can hit speeds of nearly 60 mph and, from a maximum altitude of 400 feet, snap photographs with 2-centimeter resolution. Pilots who fly the machines prefer the term “UAV” to drone — a typical quadcopter or other consumer drone …

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Study: Stable racism stats, but 'new right' ideas permeate Germany

A new study suggests a strong base for "new right" ideas in Germany. It found that more than a quarter of Germans believe they no longer really enjoy …

This ancient Chinese bird kept its feathers, and colors, for 130 million years

Fossils of ancient bird, <i>Eoconfuciusornis</i>, revealed microscopic evidence of pigment within its feathers, which were preserved for 130 million years.<p>An international team of U.S. and Chinese scientists analyzed the color of the bird, the oldest known avian after the proto-bird Archaeopteryx, by first …

Video: Train in deadly Cameroon derailment was ‘overloaded’

One month after the train crash in Cameroon that killed 79 people and injured hundreds, victims are still waiting for an inquirey into what went wrong. However, FRANCE 24 has obtained documents showing that the train exceeded weight regulations.<p>The train derailed on October 21 as it sped between …

Doctors threaten to boycott plan for patients to show ID at hospitals

One doctor describes government’s proposal for NHS as ‘disgusting’, with BMA chair saying it will not solve funding crisis<p>Doctors have said they will boycott attempts to introduce identification checks as part of government plans to combat “health tourism”.<p>Chris Wormald, the most senior official in …