Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks know they possess the formula to create an NBA champion. The Raptors, and the rest of the basketball world, are quickly learning it too. www.espn.com – TOP
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After an initial move to the downside, stocks have rebounded over the course of morning trading on Wednesday. The major averages have bounced well off their lows of the session and into positive territory. RTT – Top Story
The world is a magical place filled with amazing sights and creatures. Some of us are lucky enough to have nature on our doorstep but others are not, and the only jungle they see is of the concrete variety. There are places all over the world that are amazing to visit wildlife and here are some of the best of them.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
There is a hugely diverse array of animals on this tropical island and few humans ever come into contact with them. In fact, it is largely only visited by biologists who study these animals, everyone else more or less has to stay away.
There are some amazing animals to be found there including exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles. It is possible to visit the islands, but people who are not natives are unable to buy a one-way ticket to these amazing islands.
Every year there are more and more species of animals being added to the list of inhabitants and the last count was well over 400. The island is the third largest in the world and is home to the Sumatran rhinoceros, Asian elephant, and a dwindling number of orangutan. Bird lovers can come here to take in the hundreds of different varieties, but there’s more.
There is a mountain to climb to get a bird’s eye view of the island, and if you take to the waters, you can enjoy watching the marine life flourish below the surface. You can even watch the sea turtles laying their eggs on the beaches if you time it right.
The Pantanal, Brazil
The Amazon rainforest gets plenty of plaudits for being one of the best places to see wildlife in the world, but there is somewhere in Brazil that’s arguably better. The Pantanal gives wildlife lovers the chance to see some of the regions most celebrated animals up close.
Tours come in the form of river cruises, which means you can wade through this wetland by boat, taking in the wonderful jaguars, giant otters, tapirs, and anteaters in safety. There’s no need to fight through a dangerous jungle, and you get to see an abundance of wildlife, it’s a win-win.
Kanha Tiger Reserve, India
Tigers are the biggest of all cats and also arguably the most striking thanks to their distinctive pattern. Being able to see a tiger in the wild is an experience that few people in the world have had. They are so elusive, but there’s more to this tiger reserve than stripey cats.
It is the home of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, and you’ll find all of your favorite animals from the tale here. There are sloth bears, leopards, Indian wolves, Bengal tigers, and even jackals. While it’s never guaranteed when it comes to wildlife, your best chances of seeing tigers is between March and May because the forest dries out and tigers stay near water.
There are many places all over the world to see wildlife, even in your backyard. To see some of the world’s most exotic animals check out these places and we reckon you won’t regret it.
After moving modestly higher early in the session, stocks have come under pressure over the course of the trading day on Thursday. With the downturn, the major averages are extending the pullback seen late in the previous session. RTT – Top Story
Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics – the first-ever photo of a black hole – in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago.
For how much astronomers know about black holes — it’s a lot, trust me — it’s a bit of a shock that mankind has never actually seen one. Everything science knows about black holes is based on inference rather than actually witnessing one with our own eyes (electronic or otherwise), but that may be about to change.
The Event Horizon Telescope project plans to reveal the first-ever images of a black hole, and the international group of researchers working on the project have something very big to show the world this week. We may be just days away from seeing a black hole for the first time ever.
Stocks initially moved to the downside but regained ground over the course of the trading session on Monday. The major averages climbed well off their worst levels of the day, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reaching positive territory late in the session. RTT – Top Story
After failing to sustain an early move to the upside, stocks have turned lower over the course of the trading session on Thursday. The major averages have pulled back off their highs of the session and into negative territory. RTT – Top Story
Stocks have moved moderately higher in morning trading on Monday, adding to the gains posted in the previous session. With the upward move, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reached their best intraday levels in well over four months. RTT – Top Story
Stocks once again recovered from an early move to the downside on Wednesday but showed a lack of direction over the remainder of the session. The major averages spent the afternoon lingering near the unchanged line before closing mixed. RTT – Top Story
After an initial move to the downside, stocks have regained some ground over the course of morning trading on Tuesday. The major averages have climbed off their lows of the session, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reaching positive territory. RTT – Top Story
After coming under pressure early in the session, stocks have regained ground over the course of morning trading on Thursday. The major averages have climbed well off their worst levels of the day, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq bouncing into positive territory. RTT – Top Story
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Stocks have seen some volatility in morning trading on Tuesday but remain mostly positive after an initial move to the upside. The major averages are all in positive territory, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq is outperforming its counterparts. RTT – Top Story
Stocks are seeing moderate weakness in morning trading on Thursday, giving back ground following recent strength on Wall Street. The major averages have all moved to the downside after closing higher for four consecutive sessions. RTT – Top Story
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After an early move to the upside, stocks gave back some ground over the course of the trading session on Monday. The major averages pulled back off their highs of the session, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq sliding into negative territory. RTT – Top Story