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James Webb: Space telescope reveals ‘incredible’ Jupiter views

James Webb: Space telescope reveals ‘incredible’ Jupiter views

Science
NASA/ESA/CSA/Jupiter ERS Team/Judy SchmidtThe world's largest and most powerful space telescope has revealed unprecedented views of Jupiter. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took the pictures of the Solar System's biggest planet in July. The images show auroras, giant storms, moons and rings surrounding Jupiter in detail that astronomers have described as "incredible".The infrared images were artificially coloured to make the features stand out.This is because infrared light is invisible to the human eye."We've never seen Jupiter like this. It's all quite incredible," said planetary astronomer Imke de Pater, of the University of California, who played a key role in the project."We hadn't really expected it to be this good, to be honest," she added.The $ 10bn (£8.5bn) JWST is an intern...
Blackpink’s ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ music video passes 1.5B views on YouTube

Blackpink’s ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ music video passes 1.5B views on YouTube

Entertainment
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Blackpink has set a new record on YouTube. The K-pop stars celebrated Tuesday after their music video for "Ddu-du Ddu-du" passed 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Advertisement Blackpink is the first K-pop group to have a music video reach the milestone. Psy's "Gangnam Style" video is the only other Korean music video to pass 1.5 billion views. Blackpink thanked their fans, known as Blink, in a tweet Tuesday. "BLINKs worldwide, thank you so much!" the post reads. Blackpink has six music videos with more than 600 million views on YouTube. The group's music video for "Playing with Fire" reached the milestone in December. "Ddu-du Ddu-du" appears on Blackpink's debut EP, Square Up, released in 2018. [embedded content] Blackpink released its debut studio a...
Michael Sheen: I gave up OBE to air views on monarchy without being a ‘hypocrite’

Michael Sheen: I gave up OBE to air views on monarchy without being a ‘hypocrite’

Entertainment
Actor Michael Sheen has revealed he gave up his OBE so he could air his views on the Royal Family without being labelled a "hypocrite".The 51-year-old star, who has portrayed the likes of Tony Blair and Sir David Frost on-screen and Hamlet on stage, was made an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours for his services to drama. But he said the decision to give it back was prompted by researching the history of his native Wales and its relationship with the British state for his 2017 Raymond Williams lecture.Sheen, from Port Talbot, told newspaper columnist Owen Jones that the "crash course" made him realise he could not both deliver his lecture and hold on to the honour."In my research to do that lecture, I learnt a lot about Welsh history," he said. ...
Twice’s ‘Feel Special’ music video passes 300M views on YouTube

Twice’s ‘Feel Special’ music video passes 300M views on YouTube

Entertainment
Dec. 7 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Twice has another music video with more than 300 million views on YouTube. The K-pop stars celebrated on Twitter after their video for "Feel Special" reached the milestone Monday. Advertisement "Feel Special" is Twice's eighth music video to pass 300 million views on YouTube, following "TT," "Likey," "Cheer Up," "Like Ooh-ahh," "What is Love?," "Heart Shaker" and "Fancy." Twice released the "Feel Special" video in September 2019. The video shows the members of Twice dancing on a glittering gold set. "Feel Special" appears on Twice's EP of the same name. The group last released the album Eyes Wide Open and a music video for the single "I Can't Stop Me" in October. Twice consists of Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzu...
Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Technology
Forbes and Business Insider are both well-known news sites. So is forbesbusinessinsider.com a new spin-off?No. It has nothing to do with either Forbes or Business Insider.In fact, it's a site that copies and pastes entire articles from other publishers and reposts them with very slight changes. There are 350 million registered domain names on the internet. Experts say it's impossible to count how many are sham news sites.But just like legitimate websites, they earn money from the major tech companies that pay them to display ads. Billions of dollarsAmazon and Google are two of the world's biggest players in the digital advertising industry.They bring in billions of dollars a year from selling access to ad space across the internet. When the BBC recently v...