2022 Current Events Study Guide

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-63121338
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to three scientists for their work on linking molecules together, known as "click" chemistry.
(Not to be confused with meet-cutes involving a Adam Sandler + Christopher Walken movie)
Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and Barry Sharpless' work allows molecules to link together, like Lego pieces.
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"Two chemical partners are perfectly designed to match each other so that when they come into contact with each other in the right environment, they just click together," [Professor Alison Hulme] told BBC News.

But at first it could not be used in living cells - essential for understanding disease - because it involved the use of copper which kills cells.

Professor Bertozzi's groundbreaking discovery made click chemistry work in living cells. She was able to bypass the copper ions by using other components that react.
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Aaron Judge holds the single season AL home run record with (currently) 62, passing former Yankee right fielder Roger Maris and his 61
(...that's a strike running through an asterisk. Doesn't look all that good, but I'm keeping it anyway)
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63156199
French writer Annie Ernaux has won the Nobel Prize in Literature, for what the panel said was an "uncompromising" 40-year body of work exploring "a life marked by great disparities regarding gender, language and class".
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Her books, including A Man's Place and A Woman's Story, are considered to be contemporary classics in France.
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Cleaned Out was a fictionalised account of the illegal abortion she had in 1964, which she kept secret from her family.

She revisited that trauma 25 years later for the book Happening, in which she "sifts through her memories and her journal entries dating from those days". It was turned into a film that won the top prize at last year's Venice Film Festival.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63175334

Ales Bialiatsky, Russia's Memorial and the Ukrainian Centre for Civil Liberties (CCL) have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Ales Bialiatsky, 60, founded Belarus rights group Viasna, which means spring, in 1996, two years after Mr Lukashenko came to power. He was first jailed in 2011, then last year, he was detained again without charge. He is one of 1,348 people who Viasna says are currently held as political prisoners in Belarus.
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Memorial is one of the oldest human rights groups in Russia. Led initially by another Peace Prize laureate, Andrei Sakharov, in the late 1980s, its work uncovered the true scale of Joseph Stalin's repression in the form of Gulag camps of forced labour, where tens of millions of people are thought to have died.
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Ukraine's Centre for Civil Liberties has in recent months turned its attention to abuses committed by Russian forces, after spending the previous years documenting political persecution in Russian-annexed Crimea and crimes in areas of eastern Ukraine run by Russian-backed separatists.
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And in fake Nobel news...this one actually has a shot due to the big name awarded:

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/10/11278029 ... -economics
Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics Monday, along with economists Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig, for their research on bank runs and measures to prevent them.
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Bernanke, who's now at the Brookings Institution, was recognized for his research on the role of bank failures in deepening and prolonging the Great Depression in the 1930s.
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Both The New York Times and New York Magazine have articles this week about the success of Colleen Hoover, a huge best-selling writer that I've never heard of before this. Can J! be far behind?

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/09/book ... =share-url
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davey wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:03 pm Both The New York Times and New York Magazine have articles this week about the success of Colleen Hoover, a huge best-selling writer that I've never heard of before this. Can J! be far behind?

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/09/book ... =share-url
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teapot37 wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:49 pm Adnan Syed, whose arrest and conviction for murder formed the basis of the first season of the podcast Serial, was released from prison today after having his conviction vacated.
The MD DA will not pursue any further charges, with a DNA test done recently excluding Syed.
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Rishi Sunak will be the UK’s next prime minister. The former hedge-fund manager turned Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to meet Tuesday with King Charles III to be formally appointed. Sunak will be the first person of color and the first Hindu to lead the UK. At 42, he the youngest prime minister since Robert Banks Jenkinson, Earl of Liverpool, in 1812.
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Looks like Musk was finally forced to buy Twitter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-63402338
Elon Musk has completed his $44bn (£38.1bn) takeover of Twitter, according to a number of media reports and an investor in the firm.
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Twitter's chief executive, Parag Agrawal, and chief financial officer Ned Segal are no longer with the company, according to US media reports.
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Names to recognize: Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady
Well, it's your own fault if you miss it when it comes up...
https://jezebel.com/gisele-bundchen-off ... 1849715186

Gisele Bündchen has filed for divorce from quarterback Tom Brady, who apparently did not take well to her ultimatum that he become an actual part of their marriage and family.

According to TMZ, the supermodel filed the papers in Florida Friday morning, and Tom is reportedly not contesting the divorce.
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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/ ... -bolsonaro
Challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has won the election to become Brazil’s next president by a whisker, defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro after a bitterly fought campaign.

According to the country’s election authority, Lula secured 50.8 percent of the vote compared with 49.2 percent for Bolsonaro on Sunday.
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According to Variety:

Taylor Swift's Midnights is her 11th #1 album on the Billboard 200, tying her with Barbra Streisand as the female artist with the most #1 albums in the chart’s history.

Swift is also the sixth act with more than 10 #1 albums, joining the Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), and Drake, Bruce Springsteen, and Streisand (all with 11).
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Taylor Swift Makes History as First Artist With Entire Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100

I hate how streaming has made the music charts largely worthless as a measurement of trends lasting more than a few moments.
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:08 pm Taylor Swift Makes History as First Artist With Entire Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100

I hate how streaming has made the music charts largely worthless as a measurement of trends lasting more than a few moments.
Swift is not the only artist in the Top 10 though. Lana Del Ray is listed as the featured artist on "Snow on the Beach" (No. 4.)

The number 1 song is "Anti-Hero", the first "single", whatever that means.
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cinemaniax7 wrote: Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:08 pm Taylor Swift Makes History as First Artist With Entire Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100

I hate how streaming has made the music charts largely worthless as a measurement of trends lasting more than a few moments.
Yeah but it actually measures what people choose to listen to so one could say it's a better measure than past systems which were affected by things like what corporate radio station owners directed their stations to play. "Top 10 songs this week" feels like it should measure what people are listening to this week, why should it need to be trends that last more than a few moments?
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Lena Horne becomes the first African American woman to have a Broadway theater named after her. (Previously, Broadway theaters had been named for playwright August Wilson and actor James Earl Jones.) Photo caption has a bit of trivia as well.


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In the category not the Onion: Actor Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office) changes his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson as part of climate change activism advocacy.

https://deadline.com/2022/11/the-office ... 235168571/
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Tom Brady is first QB to start in four countries: U.S., Mexico, England, & today, Germany.

Bruce Irvin a Seahawks LB sees that and raises one as he has also played a NFL game in Canada.
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The mascots for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics were revealed today; both are anthropomorphic red Phrygian caps. This style of cap is a symbol for liberty and is seen on the head of Liberty in Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and on many early American Liberty-head coins, but may be better known to modern audiences as the hat worn by the Smurfs.
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Tuesday, the United Nations will recognize the world's population as having reached 8 billion people.

You'll find interesting related statistics in this article: www.axios.com/2022/11/14/global-populat ... -humans-un
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