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In this issue: the strange creatures found in the depths of the Indian Ocean, the influential trapper musician presented by the agency Bloomberg and why it is better to leave cats at home.
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1- CHAU, FOSSIL FUEL: HELLO, NUCLEAR FUSION
A historic milestone with far-reaching consequences was revealed this week. The US government has announced that its scientists have achieved nuclear fusion with a net energy gain, which makes possible less expensive and environmentally clean production.
The fact could mean the end of oil production and the dependence on fossil burning, news of unsuspected geopolitical significance.
“This is just the beginning”, said the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, in a press conference together with the director of science and technology policy of the White House, Arati Prabhakar, and other government and scientific officials, although for now it is not clear when this will be possible. widely used for power generation.
On December 5, experts from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, For the first time, they achieved a nuclear fusion reaction with a net energy gain – that is, they produced more energy than was used in the process.
The scientists, however, have clarified that there are still “significant obstacles, not only scientific but technological”be able to use it for commercial purposes and estimated that it will probably take “a few decades” to build a power plant that runs on this technology.
2- BAD BUNNY, THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG
The prestigious financial agency Bloomberg called Bad Bunny “the biggest pop star on the planet” and noted that her concert tour has raised more than $230 million this year.
“Two years after the pandemic brought touring to a halt, pop’s biggest stars were ready to hit the road. Harry Styles, Elton John, Dua Lipa, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd played sold out venues; but none of them has performed in front of more people than Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, aka Bad Bunny”added Bloomberg.
Originally from Puerto Rico, the son of a truck driver and a teacher, the 28-year-old artist has already won a Grammy Award, made the magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Music Albums of All Time Rolling Stone andinside classification of the magazine’s 100 most influential people Time. He started composing his own songs at the age of 14 and is known for songs like “Sensualidad” and “I like it”.
3- THE DECLINE OF THE CREATOR OF THE GANGNAM STYLE
In 2012, the song became a worldwide hit, but its creator psyhas not been able to repeat the success of a song that on YouTube alone has exceeded one billion views for the first time (it now has 4.6 billion).
The artist moved to Los Angeles and tried in vain to create another similar hit. He concluded by confessing that the success of the song that made him famous haunted him. He has now returned to Seoul, where he has created a label and a management company, to try to capitalize on the success that K-pop is having worldwide.
“The songs are written by the same person, the dance moves are by the same person and performed by the same person. Everything is the same, but what was so special about that song? Psy wondered. “To this day, I still don’t know,” she said The New York Times.
“If another good song comes along and if it happens again, great. If not, so be it.” “For now, I’ll do what I like where I belong,” he added.
4- CATS, BETTER AT HOME, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE
I’ve never liked cats, but now that I have one (the Kuri, because of its color), I’ve gotten used to it, so much so that from time to time I wake up for no reason at dawn with a light touch on the cheek or bring a sparrow “as a gift” in a pitiful state.
Well, according to a new study conducted at the University of Maryland in the USA, For a cat, the outdoors is full of undesirable potentials, such as the risks of contracting and spreading disease and the uncontrollable urge to hunt and kill wild animals, which have been shown to reduce native wild populations and degrade biodiversity.
Letting them out or keeping them indoors is an old debate among these cats’ forks. And the answer seems to divide and generate mixed feelings on all sides. Now, science tries once again to give a definitive answer and puts many arguments in the balance to give a clearer orientation to those who find themselves in the midst of this dilemma.
5- THEY DISCOVER STRANGE SEA CREATURES NEVER SEEN IN THE DEPTHS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN
The ocean is full of wonders and mysteries. A group of scientists from an Australian ship from the Museums Victoria Research Institute stumbled upon one of these marine secrets. While mapping a remote area of the Indian Ocean in the Cocos Islands Marine Park off the west coast of Australia, researchers discovered a veritable ‘collection’ of strange sea creatures, some never seen before.
They are eels without eyes, bat-like fish and lizard fish with rows of razor-sharp teeth, according to a story by DW.
Although some of the animals that the researchers found in this underwater ecosystem were already known, they are no less interesting. Deep-sea batfish, for example, have a funny, bewildered facial expression, while Sloane’s viperfish have glowing organs that lure prey into the dark depths.
“Each species is superbly adapted to the extreme environments of the deep sea,” declared to living science Tim O’Hara, expedition leader.
And now, goodbye until next time. Christmas is only a week away, a party to be lived with affection, beyond everyone’s beliefs.
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