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Great Barrier Reef Is Finally Recovering From Mass Coral Bleaching

The reef could be set for full recovery in the next few years.

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We have all been worried about the Great Barrier Reef after it was revealed that the ecosystem could die off due to mass coral bleaching. Luckily, it looks like the largest living thing in the world has been improving in the past year. Tourism and Events Queensland has just confirmed that Australia’s most popular tourist attraction is showing “substantial signs of recovery.”

The announcement was made by the Reef & Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC). The non-profit organization filed a report to the Queensland State Government stating that there are “signs of recovery due to a milder 2017-18 summer.” In addition to that, the ongoing effort of scientists and researchers has helped in the reef’s improvement.

The Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 1,430 miles along Queensland’s coastline.

So does this mean that the Great Barrier Reef is finally safe from harm? RRRC Managing Director Sheriden Morris says that coral bleaching happens in several stages. This means that more investigation is required.

“When a reef is reported as ‘bleached’ in the media, that often leaves out a critical detail on how severe that bleaching is, at what depth the bleaching has occurred and if it’s going to cause permanent damage to the coral at that site,” Morris said.

It certainly sounds dire. However, Morris added that the Great Barrier Reef “has significant capacity to recover from health impacts like bleaching events.” Hopefully, this means we can expect a full recovery in the next few years.

Corals are finally showing signs of recovery.

The RRRC worked with the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators from 2016 to 2017. Together, they conducted surveys at tourism dive sites around the city of Cairns. Luckily, the organization confirmed that affected reefs are finally showing significant signs of improvement.

It will still be a long road to recovery for the Great Barrier Reef. Fortunately, there is hope that things will get better in the future.

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Climate Change May Cause More Super Typhoons and Intense Hurricanes In The Future

We can expect more Mangkhut and Florence-level typhoons and hurricanes soon, according to experts.

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After Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence ravaged South East Asia and North Carolina, experts have a sad news for the world: we haven't seen the last of these super storms. In fact, they could become more common in the years to come, several scientists warned.

It's definitely a prediction that could, unfortunately, mean more devastation, more property damages, and more loss of lives.

Hurricane Florence as captured by a camera outside the International Space Station.

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7 Surprising Discoveries Revealed By Ancient Art

#4 is a fabulous surprise!

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Humanity has been creating art since the dawn of mankind. These ancient artworks usually reflect our ancestor's culture and beliefs. Interestingly, scientists have found surprising details about our history through art.

Although most artworks have revealed interesting information, some have left scientists scratching their heads. For instance, nobody knows how artists managed to carve petroglyphs into the steep cliff face of the Oglakhty mountains 5,000 years ago. After all, these rock faces are barely accessible to the most experienced climbers these days. Needless to say, our ancestors may have risked their own life for their artworks. Here are seven other surprising discoveries that were revealed by ancient art.

1. The Savannas Of Saudi Arabia

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The 1930s Meme That Became The World’s Most Spoken Word Started As A Joke

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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The word 'OK' was first used in the 1830s when Boston’s young intellectuals started the fad of intentionally abbreviating certain expressions incorrectly as a joke to entertain people. Some of the abbreviated words were KC for “knuff ced” (enough said), KY for “know yuse” (no use), OW for “oll wright” (all right), and the OK “oll korrect” (all correct).

Somehow, OK is the only one that survived the passage of time and here's how:

During the early 1800s, “all right” means everything was in order.

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