In Italy Environmental and tourist drama: snow is completely missing in the Apennines.

in the previous weeks I had already written on this blog about the climatic conditions that have been experienced in Italy in recent months… in particular from May 2022 until today, January 2023: temperatures above the average by even 10 degrees, and days that seem more of spring that winter. Just today, an article came out in ANSA (National Associated Press Agency) according to which snow is completely missing in all the regions with the Apennines: a monstrous and incredible fact that I believe has never occurred in the last few seconds in the Italian peninsula. Foreigners will probably mostly know the Alps, located in the north, which are known for their snow, skiing and tourism, but generally also the Apennines, between central-northern and central-southern Italy, have mountains which have always guaranteed winter tourism… This year there isn’t a single peak or ski slope that has the necessary, and it’s not even possible to make artificial snow because the temperatures are so high that they never drop below below zero, not even at night.

USA: Nuclear Fusion Power Plants

In mid-December, all the international media covered the news of a breakthrough in the science of electricity: in
the United States they managed to produce energy through nuclear fusion, producing more energy than needed to
trigger the production process.
Nuclear fusion, unlike nuclear fission – the process with which current nuclear power plants work – would produce
energy without giving off C02 and above all without producing waste.
Someone has already dubbed it ‘the discovery of the century’, even if it will take at least 30 years for its
commercial use, due to enormous scientific and technological difficulties.
Others, on the other hand, suspect that it is only speculative news and that therefore today the technique of
nuclear fusion still cannot find a place among man’s technologies.

US Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm
said that “This is a scientific milestone” “It’s just the beginning,” she
added at a press conference. The Department of Energy has thus confirmed what was anticipated by the American
media: for the first time in history, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have
produced a greater quantity of energy from fusion than that which is consumed during the process, a known concept
as “net energy gain”.

“This is one of the most impressive scientific feats of the 21st century,” cheered Granholm, explaining that
researchers have been working on this for decades. “This strengthens our national security and the fusion allows
us to replicate conditions found only in the stars and the sun,” added the US minister. “This milestone brings us
significantly closer to the possibility of carbon-neutral fusion energy to power our society,” concluded Granholm.
The researchers achieved this very important milestone on December 5, 2022 using a nuclear fusion technology
called “inertial confinement”.
The experiment took place by generating energy thanks to 192 laser beams in a few billionths of a second, the
energy produced in the United States, in the National Ignition Facility experimental structure located in
California, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The experiment took place inside a vacuum chamber, i.e.
a container from which the air is pumped out, and the lasers were aimed at a perforated cylindrical container a
few millimeters long.

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♬ LADY GAGA – Bloody Mary

“Bloody Mary” is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga from her second studio album, Born This Way (2011). The song was written by Gaga, Fernando Garibay, and DJ White Shadow, while produced by herself and DJ White Shadow, with additional co-production by Garibay and Clinton Sparks. It is an electropop song with elements of synth-pop and trance, featuring Gregorian chants. Although titled “Bloody Mary” – an epithet mostly associated with the English queen Mary Tudor – Gaga assumes the role of the Biblical figure Mary Magdalene in its lyrics, whom she considered as a “feminine force” she had worshipped since her childhood in a Catholic girl school. It is one of several tracks on the album with Biblical references.

Critical reception towards “Bloody Mary” was generally positive, with reviewers branding it “gothic” and “spooky”, and highlighting its productional values. The song was performed on Gaga’s concert tours the Born This Way Ball (2012–2013) and the Joanne World Tour (2017–2018). English rock band the Horrors’ take on “Bloody Mary” was included on Gaga’s second remix album, Born This Way: The Remix (2011).

In 2022, following the release of the Netflix comedy horror series Wednesday, the titular character’s dance and its fan recreations to the song went viral on video sharing service TikTok. This resulted in a large increase in plays of the song on Spotify and “Bloody Mary” was sent to French and Italian radio as a single in December 2022, 11 years after the release of the album that featured it.

LYRIC

Money
Oh
Love is just a history that they may prove
And when you’re gone
I’ll tell them my religion’s you
When Punktious comes to kill the king upon his throne
I’m ready for their stones
I’ll dance, dance, dance
With my hands, hands, hands
Above my head, head, head
Like Jesus said
I’m gonna dance, dance, dance
With my hands, hands, hands above my head
Hands together, forgive him before he’s dead, because
I won’t cry for you
I won’t crucify the things you do
I won’t cry for you
See, when you’re gone, I’ll still be Bloody Mary
Love
We are not just art for Michelangelo to carve
He can’t rewrite the aggro of my furied heart
I’ll wait on mountain tops in Paris, cold
J’veux pas mourir toute seule
I’ll dance, dance, dance
With my hands, hands, hands
Above my head, head, head
Like Jesus said
I’m gonna dance, dance, dance
With my hands, hands, hands above my head
Hands together, forgive him before he’s dead, because
I won’t cry for you
I won’t crucify the things you do
I won’t cry for you
See, when you’re gone, I’ll still be Bloody Mary
Love
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Gaga, Gaga
Dum dum, da-di-da
Dum dum, da-di-da-dadda-da-di-da
Dum dum, da-di-da
Dum dum, da-di-da
Dum dum, da-di-da-dadda-da-di-da
Dum dum, da-di-da
I won’t cry for you
I won’t crucify the things you do, do, do
I won’t cry for you
See, when you’re gone, I’ll still be Bloody Mary
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Líberate, mi amor