Almost 1500 bird species face extinction and we’re to blame

Almost 1500 bird species face extinction and we’re to blame

Birds face a torrent of threatsDanny Green / naturepl.com By Andy Coghlan 1469 bird species are threatened with extinction, warns a global report. That is around one-eighth of the 10,966 known species. Farming is the biggest single threat. 74 per cent of the threatened birds – 1091 species – are in trouble because of expansion […]

The frogs bouncing back after almost being wiped out by disease

The frogs bouncing back after almost being wiped out by disease

A speckled glass frog, PanamaDouglas Woodhams By Michael Le Page There’s a glimmer of hope for frogs and other amphibians that are being wiped out by a lethal disease. Some now seem to be evolving resistance to the killer “chytrid” fungus. In Panama, 9 affected species have virtually recovered to previous levels. “It offers us […]

Hillary: The Grinch Who possibly Almost Stole Christmas|Humor

Hillary: The Grinch Who possibly Almost Stole Christmas|Humor

Seattle, Washington – As reported Friday, Hillary Clinton was arrested after an altercation in a Seattle downtown department store. As part of her never ending “What Happened” book tour, she was in Seattle giving speeches, signing books, and was caught moonlighting as a department store Santa Claus to sell even more books. Dressed as Santa, […]

Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim retweets. Well, almost

Donald Trump apologises for anti-Muslim retweets. Well, almost

The presidency of Donald Trump has seen yet another unexpected and ‘unpresidented’ development. Trump said he is willing to apologise. For a tweet. His offer of an apology came with the explanation that he did not know who he was retweeted, when he retweeted incendiary anti-Muslim posts from a leader of far-right, hyper-nationalist British group. […]

Venice may be almost 200 years older than anyone thought

Venice may be almost 200 years older than anyone thought

Over 1000 years of historyalxpin/Getty By Colin Barras Deep beneath the elaborate mosaic floor of Venice’s Saint Mark’s Basilica, archaeologists have discovered two 1300-year-old peach stones. The find may add 180 years to the history of the iconic floating city. Most of Italy’s great cities date back to the Romans, but Venice is an exception, says […]

Lyft Driver Almost Done with Documentary Film|Humor

Lyft Driver Almost Done with Documentary Film|Humor

PORTLAND, OR -Lyft driver, John Gonzalez, says he is close to finishing his documentary. “I had been thinking about quitting my engineering job and doing something, you know, important for a long time and so I decided to do that and now I do this,” said Gonzalez. “I just woke up one morning and quit […]

Junk food almost twice as distracting as healthy food

Junk food almost twice as distracting as healthy food

Top Story Even when people are hard at work, pictures of cookies, pizza and ice cream can distract them — and these junk food images are almost twice as distracting as health food pictures, concludes a new study. The study also found that after a few bites of candy, people found junk food no more […]