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Climate change intensifies deadly bird rivalry

Climate change intensifies deadly bird rivalry

Science
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Pied flycatchers are turning up dead in the nests of great tits, and new research suggests global warming is to blame for the interspecies violence. Pied flycatchers and great tits are natural rivals. The two bird species compete for similar nesting sites, and both rely on caterpillars, an abundant but short-lived food source, to feed their young. Having spent years studying the two species, researcher Jelmer Samplonius began to notice some years hosted dozens of flycatcher deaths, while other years were nearly free of fatalities. In an attempt to better understand the fluctuating violence, researchers surveyed the number of pied flycatcher fatalities observed in great tit nest boxes in the Netherlands between 2007 and 2016. The data showed that during the deadliest years...
Improving Texas Longhorns, No. 22 USC Trojans renew rivalry

Improving Texas Longhorns, No. 22 USC Trojans renew rivalry

Sports
Texas head coach Tom Herman said his team is still a work in progress after the first two games of the 2018 season and he expects the Longhorns to take another step forward when they host No. 22 USC on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in one of the college football campaign's most anticipated showdowns. Herman's sentiments mirror those of USC head coach Clay Helton -- the best is yet to come for his team. Both the Longhorns and Trojans are 1-1 on the season and still trying to find out just how good they are going to be. Saturday's game will be a thorough examination in the most pressure-packed of situations. Texas comes into the game with the Trojans on the heels of a tougher-than-expected 28-21 home win over Tulsa. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger finished 21-of-27 for 237 ...
Olympics women's hockey rivalry heats up between US, Canada

Olympics women's hockey rivalry heats up between US, Canada

World
Watch out world -- the U.S. and Canadian women’s hockey teams have the Winter Olympics' most intense rivalry. With National Hockey League (NHL) players not taking part in the games in South Korea and a lot of rosters filled out with unfamiliar players, all eyes will turn to the ladies who are expected to meet in the gold medal game. The atmosphere was electric at Kwandong Hockey Centre on Thursday morning for a preliminary round contest as the two teams battled on the ice until the final horn. Canada held on for a 2-1 win. The play got physical, as expected considering the history of the two teams on the ice. The game ended with fans of both teams holding their breath at the scrum in front of the net, with the U.S. players desperately trying to put one past Canadian goalie Geneviève L
Motorola mocks rivalry between Samsung and Apple in new ad

Motorola mocks rivalry between Samsung and Apple in new ad

Technology
Apple and Samsung have been battling it out for years, taking on each other's phones in print and TV advertisements. After the unveiling of the iPhone X in September, Samsung released an ad titled “Growing up” to boast about the qualities of its latest Galaxy phone. The minute-long Samsung video follows an avid iPhone user who seems to become disillusioned with the Apple brand over the years. In the end, the main character switches to the new Galaxy phone after passing a man waiting in line for the iPhone X (the man's hairline is even styled to mock the X's notch display). The ad concludes with the tagline “Upgrade to Samsung,” a veiled reference to Apple's products. Now, Motorola has put together an ad that bests Samsung's message: “Up-upgrade to Motorola.” Motorola even hired an ac
Did Kentucky troll Louisville with $ band formation at rivalry game?

Did Kentucky troll Louisville with $ band formation at rivalry game?

Sports
Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The University of Kentucky's band formed a giant dollar sign on the field Saturday, but the band director denies it was aimed at Louisville.Kentucky's band pulled off the formation at halftime at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. The Cardinals won the game 44-17.Many fans in the Twitterverse were quick to relate the formation to Louisville's scandal, which led to the firing of coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich. The school's athletic board voted unanimously to fire Pitino in October after an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption rocked college basketball.Pitino has since filed a lawsuit against Adidas, seeking unspecified damages.The FBI allegations against Louisville included $ 100,000 in payments to the family of an unnamed player to sign with the ...