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Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley’s US chart record

Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley’s US chart record

Entertainment
Justin Bieber's seventh album, Changes, has debuted at the top of the US Billboard chart - beating a record set by Elvis Presley 59 years ago.The Canadian singer is now the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number one albums, at the age of 25 years.Elvis was 26 when he scored his seventh chart-topper, with Blue Hawaii in 1961.Changes, which is Bieber's first album in four years, sold 231,000 copies last week to reach number one. It also topped the UK chart last week.Inside Justin Bieber's (slightly odd) album playbackThe album finds the star reflecting on teen stardom as he enters adulthood, with many of the tracks dedicated to his new wife, model and actress Hailey Baldwin.It has enjoyed a warmer reception from US critics th...
NOAA: January 2020 was hottest on record

NOAA: January 2020 was hottest on record

Science
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Last month was the hottest January in all 141 years of climate records, according to scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information. In a Thursday press release, the NOAA said January 2020 also marked the 44th consecutive January and the 421st consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average. On top of that, the scientists said the four warmest Januaries have occurred since 2016 with the 10 warmest occurring in the last 20 years. Globally, land and ocean surface temperatures were at a record 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, surpassing the previous January record set in 2016 by 0.04 of a degree F. By hemisphere, the world's northern half established a record January with a 2.70 degrees F above average while the s...
Antartica hit 65 degrees, likely breaking heat record

Antartica hit 65 degrees, likely breaking heat record

Technology
It appears Antarctica has broken a heat recordBy CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science WriterFebruary 7, 2020, 10:54 PM2 min readWASHINGTON -- The temperature in northern Antarctica hit nearly 65 degrees (18.3 degrees Celsius), a likely heat record on the continent best known for snow, ice and penguins. The reading was taken Thursday at an Argentine research base and still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization. “Everything we have seen thus far indicates a likely legitimate record," Randall Cerveny, who researches records for the organization, said in a statement. He added that he is waiting for full data to confirm. The research base, called Esperanza, sits on a peninsula that juts up toward the southern tip of South America. The peninsula has warmed significan
Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut sets new female space record

Christina Koch: Nasa astronaut sets new female space record

Science
Nasa astronaut Christina Koch has completed the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman.The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Koch parachuted down to the grasslands of Kazakhstan at around 09:12 GMT.She spent 328 days on the International Space Station (ISS), surpassing the previous record held by fellow American Peggy Whitson.Her stay is just 12 days short of the all-time US record set by Scott Kelly, who was on the ISS from 2015-2016."I'm so overwhelmed and happy right now," she told reporters as she sat outside the capsule, shortly after it touched down in the snow.Ms Koch surpassed the 289-day record set by fellow American Ms Whitson on 28 December last year. But her return to Earth sets the marker for future space travell...
January 2020 hottest on record, EU climate monitoring system says

January 2020 hottest on record, EU climate monitoring system says

Science
Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Last month was the hottest January on record, according to newly published data from the European Union's climate monitoring system. Earlier this year, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, or C3S, determined 2019 was the second hottest year on record, bringing the streak of record-warm years to five in a row. According to the latest report from the Copernicus survey, 2020 is off to a record hot start. According to the data, last month was 0.03 degrees Celsius warmer than January 2016, the hottest year on record. While the planet, as a whole, was only marginally hotter, some regions were significantly hotter. "For Europe, it was the warmest January on record, about 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest January in 2007, and 3.1 degrees Celsius warmer than t...