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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Amazing: California's wildflower 'super bloom' is visible from space.

An unusually dense 'super bloom' of wildflowers that has been sprouting up across California is now visible from space. Satellite images of California show colorful patches of flowers covering parts of the state. Following on from one of the wettest winters in recent memory, fields across drought-striken California have been carpeted with vivid blooms, mainly orange California poppies.

A wet winter in Southern California has led to ideal conditions for a bumper wildflower bloom. According to the National Park Service, rainfall throughout the winter and spring is essential for a good wildflower year.

Baby born with 4 legs reunited with family in Africa after surgery at a ...

A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines was reunited with her mother and father in Abidjan on April 20 after successful surgery in the United States to separate her from a parasitic twin. Dominique underwent a six-hour procedure involving five surgeons at the Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, on March 8. Before the surgery, the bottom half of her not-fully-developed twin's body protruded from her neck and back.

"I didn't think I would get my daughter like this, today. It is really miraculous. Thanks too to the surgeons who did the work. Thanks to the American people who helped the child," said the baby's mother, who did not want to give her name. Dominique spent over two months in the United States with her host family, the Swabbs, from the Edgebrook

A dead whale washed up on Lota beach, Chile

A dead whale washed up on Lota beach, in the coastal town of Lota located in Chile's central Bio-Bio region on April 25, according to local media reports. Local media reported that the lifeless body of the whale, which is estimated to be some 29 feet (9 meters) long, washed up on the shore in the Punta Astorga sector of the town.

A bulldozer was brought in to help remove the whale and bury it nearby on the beach. Dozens of curious onlookers gathered to observe the operation. Personnel of the Captaincy of Lota Port had given notice to the government's Sernapesca fisheries body and the local municipality to take the corresponding measures, local media reported.

Zhengzhou Airshow opens in central China city

The 2017 Zhengzhou Airshow opened in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, on Thursday. Fourteen acrobatic teams from the world and 42 acrobatic planes gathered at the Shangjie Airport to participate in the event.

One of the highlights of the Zhengzhou Airshow is the annual world acrobatics team at the ceremony, which will be attended by 12 of the world's top acrobatic team nominees from the UK, France, Russia, Italy, Lithuania and other countries as well as two guest acrobatic teams.The air show will last until May 1.