Earth’s inner core may have stopped or could reverse study finds – 100-year-old woman shares hilarious secret to long life – Lebron James makes NBA first and nears major record – Doomsday clock updated
New research is suggesting that the rotation of Earth’s inner core may have stopped and may even go into reverse, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Monday, led by two scientists at Peking University, CNN reported. Studying seismic records since 2009, which previously had changed over time, now showed little difference from that time, which the researchers say could indicate that Earth’s core has nearly ceased its rotation in the recent decade. Based on their calculations, they say a combination of gravitational and electromagnetic forces could slow down and even reverse the rotation of Earth’s inner core.
However, the researchers advised the public not to worry, saying the study’s findings “should be taken cautiously,” as more research and data are needed to “shed light on this interesting problem.”
A 100-year-old woman named Olive Westerman recently marked her century-long milestone birthday. The centenarian from Chester, England was asked what the secret was to her longevity, the New York Post reported. Her answer was both surprising and hilarious.
“Avoid talking to strange men and you’ll be just fine,” Westerman said. “Simply be happy and content to be alive and make the most of what you have.”
Earlier this week, 38-year-old basketball great Lebron James moved within 177 points of topping the NBA’s all-time scoring record. At the same time, James added another record to his long list of achievements, as he scored 46 points as the Lakers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 133-115. With that, James became the first player in NBA history to score 40 points in a game against every franchise in the league, CNN reported.
The Doomsday Clock, a hypothetical measure of how close humanity is to destroying itself and the world, was established by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1976. In this form of measurement, “midnight” represents the moment at which the earth will become uninhabitable for humanity. This year, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the perceived increased risk of nuclear escalation, the Doomsday Clock was set at 90 seconds until midnight, the closest to the hour it has ever been in its 76-year history, CNN reported. The clock was previously at 100 seconds to midnight.