May 16: Week In News
May 17, 2016
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This past week has seen many developments in regards to politics, entertainment and astronomy. Read to learn what is going on the world.
Pressure boils between the candidates as votes increase and runners drop out. See the leading delegates for the Republicans and Democrats with these election trackers:
Cannes Film Festival
Movies, stars, and fashion galore is what the Cannes Film Festival never fails to draw our attention to. Located in France, the 2016 festival drew attention to the film industry and celebrated the worldwide effect of the cinema on a large scale level. Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebrity festival without a red carpet, which is what draws the most media attention. Movie stars and fashion models represent the opportunity to give equal recognition to the world’s greatest film stars and rising talent.
2016 Olympics Faces Future Problems
Will the Brazil Olympics be a no-go? As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro quickly approaches,
Brazil has been bombarded with a major problem which may affect the highly anticipated events. With the Zika Virus being located within a close proximity of the games, it is calling for a full blown “health disaster,” according to ABC News. The Olympics are being questioned whether or not to be postponed for the following reasons:
- Rio’s proximity to the disease
- The dangers associated with the Zika virus
- Tourism will increase risks of spreading the virus to other countries
- The short amount of time health officials will have to develop control measures
Galaxy Far, Far Away
NASA discovered mind-blowing news on May 5. The Hubble Space Telescope spotted the farthest detectable galaxy to date, with the name of GN-z11. The incredible thing, according to Pascal Oesch, NASA investigator, is that the galaxy we’re seeing isn’t in the present state; it is what it looked like 13.4 billion years ago based on the fact that light takes a long time to travel across the universe. It is a major breakthrough with the research NASA has been conducting. Earth may not be the only place in space containing life.