'Impeachment Is Coming' Trends on Twitter After News That Trump Tried to Influence Australian Leader for His Own Benefit
After several more breaking news items about President Donald Trump and his inner circle hit in rapid succession Monday afternoon, Twitter responded as only they can: with a trending hashtag.
#ImpeachmentIsComing trended on Twitter earlier Monday as the result of three major news items:
Everything Is Terrible, So of Course This Green-Haired Turtle That Breathes Through Its Butt Is Endangered
A pink snake that looks just like a worm, a bright-turquoise gecko, and a green-mohawked turtle that breathes through its behind — odds are you’ve never seen them, and according to a new list of “rare and cryptic” critically endangered reptiles, unless action is taken to preserve their habitats, you never will.
The Zoological Society of London in April released a list of the 100 most Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) reptiles which, according to the Edge website, “have few close relatives on the tree of life and are often extremely unusual in the way they look, live and behave, as well as their genetic make-up.”
Australia could become the first country to completely eliminate cervical cancer, according to an announcement made by the International Papillomavirus Society.
HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes 99.9% of cervical cancers. In the world of infectious diseases and sexually transmitted diseases, HPV poses a tremendous global risk. The sexually communicable virus is also linked to increases risks for other various forms of cancer, including the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, mouth and throat.
When young people learn about their five senses, they learn the basics: which parts of their body allow them to see, smell, taste, hear and touch. But sight for one Australian seven-year-old is much more complicated. A recent case study shows that he is the first known person to be able to see despite damage to the “seeing” part of his brain.
Not only can the boy, known as B.I., see, he can see better than many people with normal brains. He’s simply a bit near-sighted.
Australians voted in favor of legalizing marriage equality as part of a non-binding national postal survey yesterday.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 61.6 percent of Australians voted to make same-sex marriage the law of the land, and 79.5 percent of Australian voters took part in the voluntary vote––a massive turnout.
An archaeological discovery in northern Australia unearthed a history of people on the continent going back 65,000 years, which predates earlier estimates by 18,000 years. This changes many long-standing assumptions regarding the first Australians.
Researchers from the University of Queensland found an estimated 11,000 artifacts beneath 2.6 meters of sand and sediment at a site called Madjedbebe, a sandstone rock shelter on the western edge of the Arnhem Land plateau in Kakadu National Park. They published their findings in the journal Nature.