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‘Killing Eve’ star Fiona Shaw predicts social distancing will produce ‘enormous creativity’

‘Killing Eve’ star Fiona Shaw predicts social distancing will produce ‘enormous creativity’

Entertainment
NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Killing Eve star Fiona Shaw says she hopes social distancing practices brought on by the coronavirus pandemic ultimately will result in an explosion of art, introspection and self-improvement. "The best of people will become better during this time," the 61-year-old Irish actress told UPI in a recent phone interview. "They will write that novel or memoir, or they'll study something or they will learn a language or take drawing classes like I am doing -- or Pilates," she said. "I'm sure it will produce enormous creativity. ... Being still has got to be good for us." But the Harry Potter, True Blood and Fleabag alum also wonders if art being created before and during the pandemic will be relevant post-isolation. One way she suspects storytelling will change is t...
China could launch its own digital currency in the next 2-3 months, predicts investor

China could launch its own digital currency in the next 2-3 months, predicts investor

Finance
China could start rolling out its digital currency as early as the next two to three months, predicted the managing partner of an investment firm backed by Foxconn Technology Group.China has developed a framework called the Digital Currency Electronic Payment or DCEP, according to Jack Lee, managing partner of HCM Capital. That would allow its central bank to issue a digital currency to commercial banks and third-party payment networks by Alipay and WeChat Pay, he explained."So, they already have all the system and the network ready. I think you will see it very soon, in the next maybe two to three months," Lee told CNBC's Tanvir Gill at the Singapore FinTech Festival on Monday.He said the launch could start as a trial — not to replace physical money completely.HCM Capital has invested in
Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni predicts stocks will fly 17% between now and 2021

Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni predicts stocks will fly 17% between now and 2021

Finance
With the S&P 500 about one percent from its all-time highs, Wall Street bull Edward Yardeni is predicts a record breakout is coming.The Yardeni Research president believes between now and the end of next year, the index will soar 17% from current levels."I've got 3,500 as my target for next year," he told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "We'll get there on higher earnings with maybe somewhat higher valuation as the perception continues to be that interest rates aren't going up much, if at all."Despite the major indexes breaking a three week win streak on Friday, Yardeni highlights the market's recent composure for his latest bullish forecast. He gives the drone attack on Saudi Arabia's infrastructure last weekend as an example of what could have been easily viewed as a strong cataly...
The methane-filled lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan are explosion craters, model predicts

The methane-filled lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan are explosion craters, model predicts

Science
Sept. 9 (UPI) -- According to a new model developed by planetary scientists in Italy and the United States, many of the methane-filled lakes on Titan were likely formed after explosions of warming nitrogen left dozens of empty craters dotting the surface of Saturn's largest moon. Outside of Earth, Titan is the only planetary body in the solar system known to host stable liquid on its surface. While Earth hosts bodies of water, Titan's lakes are filled with liquid methane and ethane. On Earth, methane and ethane typically exist in gas form, but subzero temperatures on Titan allow the hydrocarbons to exist in liquid form. Previous models suggested Titan's lakes were formed over thousands of years as the liquid methane and ethane precipitated by Titan's clouds dissolving the moon's bedrock ...