Endangered New Zealand Bird Chooses Airport as Nesting Sanctuary, With Tall Fences to Keep Out All Their Predators

Endangered New Zealand Bird Chooses Airport as Nesting Sanctuary, With Tall Fences to Keep Out All Their Predators

Endemic to New Zealand, this sweet little bird is called the tūturiwhatu, or New Zealand dotterel, and though endangered, it has found a unique sanctuary where it can nest and feed in relative peace. Relative, because it comes with a significant amount of noise pollution. It’s the Auckland Airport, and 4 pairs of dotterel have […]

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MMORPG Soundscapes: Creating Realistic and Immersive Virtual Environments

MMORPG Soundscapes: Creating Realistic and Immersive Virtual Environments

In the vast and exciting Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG), players are transported to realms full of adventure, magic and the unknown. But beyond the stunning visuals and intricate gameplay, there is an aspect that often goes unnoticed but deeply shapes our experience: soundscapes.  Carefully designed and expertly integrated, these sonic tapestries are the […]

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Australia’s rarest bird of prey disappearing at alarming rate

Australia’s rarest bird of prey disappearing at alarming rate

Australia’s rarest bird of prey—the red goshawk—is facing extinction, with Cape York Peninsula now the only place in Queensland known to support breeding populations. Ph.D. candidate Chris MacColl from The University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences led the research project that made the discovery and was shocked by the hawk’s dwindling numbers. […]

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Massive 10-foot crocodile found under family’s home ‘lurking on the ground level’

Massive 10-foot crocodile found under family’s home ‘lurking on the ground level’

A massive 10-foot-long crocodile has been captured from under a stilt house by firefighters. Villagers worked with emergency services in Kampung Tabuan Hilir, Kuching, in Malaysia on the island of Borneo to remove the huge beast and hand it over to a local forestry commission. Responders were called by locals at 11pm yesterday (Tuesday, January […]

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