The London Zoo is celebrating Pride month in honor of its gay penguins

(CNN)Gay animals deserve to celebrate Pride Month, too. The banner reads, “Some penguins are gay. Get over it,” a homage to Stonewall’s “Get Over It” campaign against LGBT bullying. The famous pair’s love story Ronnie and Reggie got together in 2014, according to a press release. A year later, they adopted an egg that was abandoned by another couple, sharing parenting duties of their chick Kyton until he fledged the nest. Though their baby is now grown, Ronnie and Reggie are still going strong and are often found snuggling in their nest box. The zoo is home to 93 penguins total, and Ronnie and Reggie are not the only same-sex couple, the zoo said. Original Article : HERE ; This …

Oppo shows first under-screen camera in bid to eliminated the hated notch

Ever since the notch was first added to smartphones, everyone in the world except the deeply deluded and my editor have wished it gone. Oppo has done it — or at least shown that it can be done — with a demonstration unit at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. iPhone users can console themselves that Oppo kind of sounds like Apple. Oppo and Xiaomi both teased their upcoming under-screen cameras in recent weeks, but it’s one thing to put out a video and quite another to show a working model to the public. And Oppo’s device was unmistakably present in Shanghai.

Jess Glynne pulls out of TRNSMT on health grounds

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi will step in as a special guest to fill their slot. Glynne released a statement saying her decision to pull out of TRNSMT “absolutely kills me”. She said she had been diagnosed with a vocal chord haemorrhage and would have to cancel all her shows up to 14 July. Related Topics Music festivals Glasgow Jess Glynne Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

30 Realistic Mannequins Placed Around The World To Mess With People By Mark Jenkins

The Urban Theater is Jenkins’s first monograph. The book “documents a broad spectrum of his compelling, often disturbing street installations,” as well as viewers’ spontaneous responses and interactions with his interventions. #2 The ongoing theme of the artist’s work tends to veer towards dark subjects.“They often tend to be marginalized individuals, sometimes in lonely states, so it’s poetic but also dark. For example, the guy in the river is holding a bunch of colored balloons that are almost trying to magically lift him out. There’s always an undercurrent of hope,” he explained in an interview. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

I Invited Artists From All Around The World To Draw Monsters Based on My Kids Drawings (30 Pics)

When the book released a few years ago, to celebrate, I invited other artists to also re-imagine Elijah’s original monster drawings in fan art. HUNDREDS of illustrations came in. I created a Twitter account, Instagram account, and hashtag #‎MonstersGo and have continued posting weekly monster prompts, now provided by all six of my kids. #2 Original by Lily, fan art by @TheJasonMartian (Twitter). #4 Original by Elijah at age 4, fan art by @westinchurch (Twitter). #6 Original by Elijah, fan art by @davepryor (Instagram). #8 Original by Gracie, fan art by @tartessoatlas (Instagram). #10 Original by Evie at age 4, fan art by @diego.monster (Instagram). #12 Original by Elijah at age 8, fan art by @eduardovieirart (Instagram). #14 Original by …

Art teacher ‘abused two teen pupils’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClive Hally: Art class teacher and ‘child sex abuser’ Two men have revealed how they were sexually abused by their art teacher while they were pupils at a secondary school in the 1980s. Clive Hally, 67, was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of indecent assault, following allegations of historical child sexual abuse at Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend. The retired teacher was on police bail, when he was found dead on 18 May. He is thought to have killed himself before a charging decision was taken. His body was found floating on the edge of the Cwmwernderi reservoir near Maesteg. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances. Image caption Retired art teacher …

Teen hailed a hero after catching toddler falling from second-story window in Turkey, viral video shows

Algerian citizen Fawzi Zabaat (L), 17, poses with Syrian toddler Doha Muhammed he caught as she was falling from the second floor at Fatih district in Istanbul on June 27, 2019. (Photo by STR / DHA / AFP) / Turkey OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The young girl, who stumbled out of the window while her mother was cooking, wasn’t injured. Her thankful family gave Zabaat 200 Liras or $35 USD, USA Today reported. Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Without Acting On Ozone Depletion Things Would Have Been Even Worse Than We Expected

A regular assessment of the effects of the Montreal Protocol has given an indication of just how bleak the world’s fate would have been if action had not been taken to prevent ozone depletion. Even with all the work that was done, people have died from the extra ultraviolet light flooding the planet. However, their numbers pale in comparison to the disaster swift action averted. The possibility that certain gases, primarily chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), could damage the ozone layer that protects the world from excessive ultraviolet radiation was first raised in the early 1970s. Industries dismissed the work as “theoretical”, and observational data to confirm the risks was lacking. Nevertheless, where easy substitutes existed the Carter administration ordered CFCs be replaced, …

Captive-Bred Monarch Butterflies May Lose Their Ability To Migrate

North American monarch butterflies bred in captivity may lose their ability to migrate southward, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Famous for their winter migration to winter in California and Mexico, North American monarch populations have declined by more than 90 percent over the last two decades. Concerns over their decimated numbers have prompted a number of recovery efforts, including captive breeding programs that eventually lead to the release of butterflies during the summer and autumn months. However, the new findings suggest that such efforts may not work. “We hope this will be an avenue into understanding how monarchs are losing migration,” said senior study author Marcus Kronforst in a statement. “These …

These dogs are getting a cancer vaccine. If it works, humans could be next

(CNN)If you ask most experts in the cancer community, creating a wide-ranging vaccine that prevents tumors like we prevent infectious diseases is damn near impossible. Why dogs? Johnston initially wanted to test the vaccine in humans, but the cost and approval process were proving to be major roadblocks. Then Johnston met veterinarian Doug Thamm. Thamm is a cancer survivor and director of clinical research at Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center. “Cancer is actually the leading cause of death in adult dogs,” Thamm says. “They develop these tumors spontaneously as a result of old age in a way that’s very, very similar to the way humans do.” Many canine cancers are also similar to human cancers on a molecular …

Theatre photos bring backstage world to life

Image copyright Fraser McGee/Birmingham Rep Image caption “The Rep is more than a theatre. It’s an icon of the city, with its distinctive Brutalist architecture and its role in the history of Birmingham’s arts and culture scene dating back over a century,” said Mr McGee Image copyright Fraser McGee/Birmingham Rep Image caption “The theatre is unique in the city in that it’s our only producing theatre. Thanks to an incredible team of skilled crafts people, the theatre designs and creates its own sets and costumes, which makes its productions really special” Image copyright Fraser McGee/Birmingham REP Image caption Of the 100 exhibition photographs, one of Mr McGee’s favourites is a shot of a welder in the workshop. “Taken during the …

Now is a good time to review your Nest Cam security settings

With the spread of smart home surveillance cameras, more people than ever are taking steps to protect their homes and families.But the same technology used to keep an eye out for potential dangers can also be used to spy on their owners if not properly secured. Last week, Google admitted that a bug had allowed used Nest cameras to be susceptible to spying. The errorallowed those who bought a used camera to be spied on by their previous owner even if the device had been wiped. The problem was quickly addressed, but how long it had been going on and how many devices were breached is unknown. Google’s Nest surveillance cameras are some of the most popular on the market, …

Bernie Sanders Unveils Sweeping Bill To Cancel All Student Debt

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is unveiling one of his signature policy proposals Monday, a plan to make public college free ― with a new element of eliminating all the The legislation is the most sweeping college affordability plan to date. It eliminates tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities, as well as community colleges. Sanders’ plan, which was shared in advance with HuffPost, goes further than what Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ― who, along with Sanders, occupies the progressive lane in the 2020 race — has proposed. While the two will be on different nights for this week’s first Democratic presidential debates, it introduces a key difference in approach on a …

Pence Says Filthy Detention Facilities Heartbreaking, But It’s All On Congress

Pence spoke with CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, where he was asked about accounts from attorneys who last week told The Associated Press and The New York Times that some migrant kids had been held without basic sanitation needs for more than a month at a border patrol station in Texas. The accounts describe scenarios where some children were taking care of other children, instances where kids were seen wearing filthy clothing and lacking toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. Brennan later asked what the executive branch, which oversees the Department of Homeland Security and immigration efforts, planned to do about the reports. The vice president later said the situation was “heartbreaking,” but again cast blame on Democrats and said the president …

Joe Biden: Congress Should Immediately Grant Citizenship To ‘Dreamers’

The former vice president and Democratic polling leader unveiled some of his immigration priorities on Monday in a newspaper op-ed that blisters President Donald Trump for an “assault on the dignity” of the Latino community through policies and rhetoric designed to “scare voters” in 2020. Biden, who launched his 2020 campaign in April, calls for streamlining the asylum system for migrants and spending more on electronic security at U.S. borders rather than Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The Administration’s Latin America policy is at best a Cold War-era retread, and at worst an ineffective mess,” Biden writes. Other than the so-called “Dreamers” brought to the U.S. as children, Biden’s outline does not directly address the more than 11 million immigrants …