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Phytoplankton perform photosynthesis, bloom beneath Arctic sea ice

Phytoplankton perform photosynthesis, bloom beneath Arctic sea ice

Science
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Phytoplankton, tiny single-celled algae, anchor marine food webs throughout Earth's oceans. Now, new research suggests the tiny free-floating microorganisms play a central role in the functioning Arctic marine ecosystem. For decades, scientists assumed phytoplankton in the Arctic go dormant during the winter and early spring, proliferating only after Arctic sea ice begins to recede during the summer. Advertisement But a new review of the scientific literature on the subject -- published Thursday in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science -- suggests phytoplankton continue to perform photosynthesis and bloom beneath Arctic sea ice. "There was a long-standing assumption that what was happening under the sea ice in the water column was almost 'on pause' during the polar nigh...
Britney Spears loses bid to stop her father’s control – and says she won’t perform if he remains in charge

Britney Spears loses bid to stop her father’s control – and says she won’t perform if he remains in charge

Entertainment
Britney Spears is scared of her father and will not resume her singing career while he has power over it, her lawyer has said.Samuel D Ingham III was requesting that Spears' father James be suspended from his role in the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and career for 12 years. He told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny: "My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career."The judge declined to suspend Mr Spears' role but did say she would consider future petitions for his suspensions or removal.Mr Spears' lawyer Vivian Lee Thoreen said her client had a perfect record as conservator, which has seen the singer go from being in debt to being worth well over $ 60m. ...
Hemsworth brothers perform together for first time on screen

Hemsworth brothers perform together for first time on screen

Entertainment
Despite their numerous Hollywood credits, it turns out that brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth have never acted together on screen.But that has now changed, as the Australian siblings have joined up (albeit via Zoom) with a host of other celebrities to read Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. The brothers play the hero's villainous aunts - Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker - in the first episode of the much-loved tale. The story, which was originally written by Dahl to entertain his daughters, will be raising money for both Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity and Partners in Health, which are fighting coronavirus around the world.Led by Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, stars including Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds and Benedict Cumberbatch will tell the story in full across 10 epi...
Donny and Marie Osmond perform final show of 11-year Las Vegas residency

Donny and Marie Osmond perform final show of 11-year Las Vegas residency

Entertainment
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Brother-sister entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond ended their 11-year residency in Las Vegas this weekend. "In the world of theater, a lamp is always placed on stage after a performance. The ghost light serves to dimly illuminate the stage so that it's never completely dark. ⁣⁣The curtain came down on the final DonnyandMarie performance in Vegas tonight, but our ghost light continues to glow at @flamingovegas. (The flamingo is only appropriate, right? ⁣⁣That's a wrap, everybody! VivaLasVegas," Donny, 61, captioned an Instagram photo of a lamp on an empty stage on Saturday. On hand at the show were three fellow hosts from The Talk on CBS: Sheryl Underwood, Eve and Carrie Ann Inaba, Marie, 60, shared on Twitter a photo of her with her 61-year-old brother on stage for thei
J-Lo and Shakira to perform in 2020 Super Bowl half-time show

J-Lo and Shakira to perform in 2020 Super Bowl half-time show

Entertainment
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform at the half-time show during the 2020 Super Bowl, the National Football League (NFL) has announced.American football's governing body revealed on Thursday that the singers, who have released music in Spanish and English, will perform on 2 February at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 42, have had major success in the pop and Latin charts over the years. Lopez, who is also an actress, released her debut album in 1999 and topped the charts with songs including If You Had My Love and I'm Real.Colombian singer Shakira released her first album in 1991, but gained commercial success and multi-platinum sales with 2001's Laundry Service, which featured the hit single, Whenever, Wherever. ...