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French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

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French dance duo Daft Punk have split up, after 28 years of making electronic music together.The band's long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Sky News but did not give a reason for the separation. Founded in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as part of the French house music movement, the pair have been notoriously press-shy since 1999.[embedded content] Well known for the use of headwear and helmets to protect their identities, TV appearances and interviews have been few and far between.They announced the breakup in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue, featuring footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. ...
Kimye is no more – Kim and Kanye to ‘amicably’ split after almost seven years of marriage

Kimye is no more – Kim and Kanye to ‘amicably’ split after almost seven years of marriage

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Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her rapper husband Kanye West after nearly seven years of marriage.A Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Kardashian filed the divorce papers on Friday. A representative for the 40-year-old reality TV star also confirmed that she had filed papers. Image: The couple had reportedly been living separately for several months. Pic: AP The grounds for the divorce were not immediately known.TMZ said sources called the divorce "amicable," saying Kardashian is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's four children, which West is "fine" with. ...
Some of our gut microbiota predates the human-Neanderthal split

Some of our gut microbiota predates the human-Neanderthal split

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Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Some of the same microbes still found in the human gut today were present in the intestines of Neanderthals some 50,000 years ago. DNA from Neanderthal fecal remains, recovered from an archaeological site in Spain, suggests microbiota in the human gut predates the split between Neanderthals and modern humans. Advertisement Neanderthals and modern humans diverged between 700,000 and 800,000 years ago. Around 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals died out. The latest research, published Friday in the journal Communications Biology, suggests that when humans and their closest relatives split, the two lineages carried their microbial heritage with them. "These results allow us to understand which components of the human gut microbiota are essential for our health, as they are integr...
Covid: What the tier rules say about the split between science and politics

Covid: What the tier rules say about the split between science and politics

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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

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The Planet Earth-observation company has just released new imagery of the broken Milne Ice Shelf in the Arctic.Located on the northern margin of Canada's Ellesmere Island, the ice platform split on 30/31 July to form a free-floating bloc some 80 sq km (30 sq miles) in area.By 3 August, this berg, or "ice island", had itself ruptured in two, with both segments then seen to drift out into the Arctic Ocean. Ice shelves are the floating fronts of glaciers that have flowed off the land into the sea. Ellesmere Island was once bounded by extensive shelves that had melded into a single structure. Satellites record history of Antarctic melting Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science At the begin...