January 10, 2020

Scientists discover surprisingly high number of bird species on remote island

Courtesy James Eaton(NEW YORK) -- Scientists who explored high altitude locations in the Indonesian archipelago discovered a group of new bird species. Five new songbird species and five new subspecies were identified living on the island of Sulawesi, located about 455 miles east of Borneo, during a six-week expedition between November 2013 and January 2014. In a paper that was published in Science Magazine Thursday, the scientists, who are based out of the National University of Singapore, sai..
January 10, 2020

Duchess Meghan returns to Canada to reunite with Archie after bombshell announcement

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is back in Canada after the bombshell announcement that she and Prince Harry will "step back" from their royal duties and split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. Meghan flew from the U.K. to Canada to reunite with her 8-month-old son Archie, who remained in Canada after the family's holiday vacation on Vancouver Island. It is not known how long Meghan and Archie plan to stay in Canada. Harry, 35, and Meg..
January 9, 2020

‘Highly likely’ Iran shot down Ukrainian airliner: US official

Leit_Wolf/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- It's "highly likely" the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed Wednesday morning in Iran, killing all 176 on board, was shot down by Iran, a U.S. official told ABC News. The crash was just hours after Iran had launched more than 20 missiles at U.S. military facilities in Iraq, which fueled speculation the plane might have been shot down inadvertently by the Iranian military. Those missiles were fired at U.S. military sites in Iraq in retaliation for a drone ..
January 9, 2020

Dogs are saving koalas in the Australia wildfires

omersukrugoksu/iStock(SYDNEY) -- Among the thousands of firefighters battling the catastrophic Australia bushfires, there have been four-legged furry heroes employed with a job of their own. Dogs are being employed to rescue koalas during the fires, and with the flames expected to continue on for months, they're only just getting started. TATE Animal Training Enterprises specializes in detector dog services in Sydney, and its team of pups has saved dozens of koalas, owner Ryan Tate told AB..