Steve Irwin's family today
They look happy. Steve would be proud.
Marathon of Hope
Terry Fox was a 21-year-old one leg cancer patient, who ran 5,373 kilometers (3,339 miles) across Canada in just 143 days, before dying to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research. Over C$650 million has been raised in his name.
Floating Plastic Island
A floating mass of plastic and styrofoam found off the coast of Honduras.
Scientists have found another patch of plastics, human trash, and chemical sludge deep within in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean. Much like the more northerly "Great Pacific garbage patch" found between Hawaii and mainland US, it’s definitely not good news.
The new patch was recently confirmed by a project led by oceanographer Charles Moore of the Algalita Research Foundation during a six-month voyage around the Pacific, off the coasts of Chile and Easter Island and within the South Pacific Gyre. Previous research has hinted at the presence of the patch, but this is most concrete evidence to date.
The researchers are still in the process of crunching the data on this new discovery, however, Moore estimates it has the potential to be as big as a million square kilometers (386,100 square miles) – that’s four times the size of the United Kingdom.
Cancun Underwater Museum
There is a spectacular underwater museum in Cancun, Mexico called MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte.
It has more than 400 permanent sculptures installed underwater as part of an artwork project – "The Silent Evolution" – by artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
His sculpture installations can be seen in the West Indies as well.
2000 years old Thracian chariot with horse skeletons found in Bulgaria.
The two-wheeled carriage and carcasses of the horses were found in a Thracian tomb along with some decorations.
The particular mound where the carriage was discovered, is adjacent to the well-known Mound of Bulgarian Khan Imurtag, where the same research team uncovered a hoard of gold last year.
ISIS lost its capital today
US-backed alliance captures Raqqa after a five-month battle in a symbolic blow to ‘caliphate’.
American-backed forces have captured the self-declared capital of Islamic State, Raqqa, a major blow for the militant group as it fights for survival on all sides.
Fighters raised the flag of Popular Protection Units, a Kurdish militia that dominates the SDF, inside the municipal stadium and celebrated in the streets and chanted slogans from their vehicles.