Head in the sky: 8-year-old Brazilian girl dubbed world’s youngest astronomer
10 October 2021 | 4:23 pm
When Nicole Oliveira was just learning to walk, she would throw up her arms to reach for the stars in the sky. Today, at just 8 years of age, the Brazilian girl is known as the world's youngest astronomer, looking for asteroids as part of a NASA-affiliated program, attending international seminars and meeting with her country's top space and science figures.
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Brazil’s Ronaldo Luís Nazário has congratulated Argentina and Lionel Messi after they beat France to win the World Cup. Messi was also honored with the Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player. In a tweet, Ronaldo said that “football of this type dispels any rivalry”. He noted that many Brazilians were cheering for Messi during the "electrifying final”. "A farewell worthy of the genius who, far beyond being a World Cup star, led an era.
Argentina's football team led by Lionel Messi returned home after winning the World Cup in Qatar. Thousands of fans waited to greet them.
Argentina returned home in the early hours of the morning following their 2022 World Cup final victory over France. The squad arrived in Buenos Aires and were greeted by thousands of fans, who lined the streets as players travelled on an open-top bus.
As Argentina grabbed the headlines for winning the FIFA World Cup, global leaders struck a historic deal to halt species extinction, writes Andrew Deutz of The Nature Conservancy.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup champions, Argentina, received the biggest monetary award in the history of the competition. Argentina were awarded $42 million for winning the tournament, while runners-up France received $30 million.
Videos shot during World Cup celebrations expressing racism against French forward Kylian Mbappe have been making the rounds on social media. Not surprisingly, this has sparked outrage in France in particular.
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