How the Internet Started & Captain Marvel Breaks Box Office Records – Today’s Biggest News

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How the Internet Started & Captain Marvel Breaks Box Office Records – Today’s Biggest News

How the Internet Started & Captain Marvel Breaks Box Office Records – Today’s Biggest News


Hey. What’s up? My name’s Ruby, and let’s have a look
at what’s in the news today. Today we are celebrating 30 years
of the World Wide Web. It’s kind of hard to imagine life
without internet these days, but not that long ago,
it wasn’t even a thing. (DIAL-UP MODEM BEEPS) MATT HOLBROOK: There was a time
when this was called surfing the web. Whoa-ho-ho! You’d get your mouse
and your big old computer, and wait 20 minutes
for a single picture to load. (DIAL-UP MODEM BEEPS CONTINUE,
STATIC) Hard! Things have changed a little
since then, and we have this guy to thank –
Tim Berners-Lee. See,
while the internet already existed as a huge network of computers, on March 12 1989, he proposed a system for
sharing information on the internet, and he called it the World Wide Web. Two years later,
the first website was born. And isn’t it boring. Thanks, Tim! Websites started popping up
all over the world. BtN even got in on the act. Our page on the World Wide Web… It took a while, but pages got better
and more interactive. We stopped calling it web surfing, and many of us
have traded this for these. Today,
there are almost 2 billion websites, half the world’s population
is online, and the number of web surfers
is still growing. Cowabunga, dude! I’ve always wanted to say that. A number of airlines around the world have stopped using their Boeing 737
MAX 8 planes for the time being. That’s the type of plane
that crashed in Ethiopia recently. Investigators are trying
to find out what caused it, and they’ve just found the black box. That’s a piece of equipment that
records the flight instrument details and the voices of the pilots, which will hopefully
give them some answers. Captain Marvel has been smashing
heaps of records at the box office. It’s raked in more than
$600 million already, making it the biggest debut
for a movie with a female director, and the biggest debut
for a movie starring a cat. Which is not surprising,
given how cute Goose is. Aren’t you the cutest little thing? Among the movie’s massive audience
was Captain Marvel herself, who rocked up to a local cinema in
the US and even helped serve popcorn. I just heard
that I was on the cups and popcorn, and I wanted to see for myself. We’ve known for a while now
that the stuff we humans get up to has a big effect on animals
all of the world, and often it’s not positive. But what about animals in a pristine
environment, like Antarctica? Well, Emma spent some time there
recently finding out. EMMA: They’re little,
fluffy and apparently not too bright. But these Adelie penguins
are really important. Just ask Phoebe. She’s a researcher and has spent the
last few months taking samples to see if the penguins
are being affected by humans. This season,
the research I’m working on is looking at manmade chemicals that might be accumulating
in the penguins – things that are affiliated
with plastic and electronics and the kinds of things
that we’ll find on station. She’s taken samples from the
penguins’ blood, eggs, poo and the soil around their nests. She’s trying to find out how all of this is related
to the Antarctic environment. As you probably already know,
when one species is in trouble, that can have an effect on the other
species in the same environment. So if Phoebe finds things like plastics or chemicals
in the penguins, well, that could
end up in OUR bodies, because some of the fish found here is actually sold and eaten
in Australia. See? I told you these little guys
were important. And finally today, we are
checking out some fancy footwork. These guys
are using their fancy footwork to pull off some amazing tricks
at a storm chase event in Ireland. Windsurfing is an extreme sport even when you’re not doing it
during a thunderstorm with a wind chill below zero degrees. The competitors are in the water
for about 20 minutes at a time. MAN: I’m not used to cold water and it takes a lot of energy
out of you, and make your arms… ..like, my arm is really stiff. It’s hard. But it’s fun. Have you ever tried solving
a Rubik’s cube with your feet? 16-year-old Daniel holds the record
for doing it the fastest, and now he’s teaching visitors
how to do it at a Rubik’s cube exhibition
in New York. And finally, these guys
need some fancy footwork to dodge all of these flour bombs. This is the crazy and very colourful
Flour War festival in Greece. The custom dates all the way
back to 1801, when – the story goes –
people in town protested against a ban on carnivals by
painting their faces with ash and dancing through the streets. And that is it for today.
I’ll catch you later.

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