Australians Tried To Save Animals Before Bushfires Began

Watch Video “These fires that we are experiencing at the moment are unprecedented and the most fierce, ferocious, widespread fires that we have seen in our history,” said Nick Boyle of the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Medical facilities began rescuing some of the country’s most iconic animals before things became so dire. “Taronga Wildlife Hospital received a call from Science For Wildlife,” said Libby Hall, a manager of the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. “They needed emergency housing for 12 koalas that were in the line fire in the Blue Mountains.” The hospital in Sydney was able to set up emergency housing for the koalas — including for a mom and her… Read More

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Instagram deletes the IGTV button no one was using

Instagram has removed that IGTV button that’s been sitting in the upper corner of the app, thankfully putting it out of its misery before it atrophies from disuse. IGTV is Instagram‘s answer to YouTube, a separate-but-not-really app for longer-form videos than the base app allowed for. It launched in June 2018 to great fanfare, but not much has happened with it since then. You can watch IGTV videos without the app, but the button was intended to offer users a shortcut to browse IGTV content. Anyone who’s used that button in the last year, tweet me an emoji of a… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Coronavirus Ruled Out In 3 Canadian Cases Of Viral Pneumonia

Three possible cases of a new type of viral pneumonia have been investigated in Canada and ruled out as coronavirus, the country’s chief public health officer said Monday. The World Health Organization, meanwhile, announced plans to hold an emergency meeting to decide whether the illness linked to three deaths in China is an international emergency. Dr. Theresa Tam declined to say where in Canada the potential cases were located, but she said the individuals had travelled to Wuhan, the Chinese province where coronavirus is believed to have originated in a now-closed seafood market before being detected in Shenzhen and Beijing and beyond to Japan, Thailand and South Korea. “What I… Read More

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New poll on the eve of Trump’s impeachment trial finds that 51% of Americans think he should be removed from office

A slender majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump should be removed from office, according to a new CNN poll. The poll, which was taken between January 16-19, found that 51% of Americans say the Senate should convict Trump in his impeachment trial, which would trigger his removal from office. The House of Representatives voted last month to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Ahead of his trial this week there has been an uptick in public sentiment in favor of Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A slender majority of Americans believe the Senate should vote to convict… Read More

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