#5Things: Cosatu strike, Batman release delay, Spotify lyrics, and more

#5Things: Cosatu strike, Batman release delay, Spotify lyrics, and more

In 5 Things, Darren, Keri, and Sky bring you global news that they found interesting and know you will also be intrigued by.


1. Three scientists share Nobel physics prize for black hole research

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to scientists Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez for their discoveries about black holes. Prof. Penrose from the University of Oxford, who worked with Stephen Hawking, was awarded half of the prize "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity." The other half was scooped jointly by Genzel and Ghez "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy."

READ: US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery

2. Cosatu, Saftu call on all workers to join national strike action on Wednesday

Cosatu and Saftu have called on all workers to down tools and stay at home on today as it embarks on a national socio-economic strike. This is apparently to express their discontent with malfeasance and the country’s socio-economic trajectory.

3. You can now search for your favourite song by its lyrics

How often do you have lyrics stuck in your head from a song on the radio, but you have no idea what the name or the artist of the song is? Spotify is now rolling out the option to search for a song by its lyrics. For example, if the lyrics are “Shout out to the old me, And everything he showed me” - pop them in Spotify and 5 Seconds of Summer - 'Old Me' will come up for your enjoyment. 

4. Led Zeppelin win legal battle

British rock band Led Zeppelin effectively won a long-running legal battle over claims it stole the opening guitar riff for its signature 1971 song 'Stairway to Heaven'. They were accused of stealing the famous riff from a song called 'Taurus', written by the late Randy Wolfe.

5. Batman has now been delayed

Robert Pattinson’s 'The Batman' has now been delayed from its initial date of October 2021 all the way to March 4, 2022 due to COVID-19. To soften that blow, Lana Wachowski’s fourth 'Matrix' film will receive an earlier release, moving from April 1, 2022 to December 22, 2021. James Bond’s 'No Time To Die' is also delayed!

READ: Robert Pattinson impresses DC fans in 'The Batman' trailer


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