The Daily Populous

Thursday December 24th, 2020 day edition

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Anya Taylor-Joy poses for a portrait in Belfast's Titanic area in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

Taylor-Joy has been named one of The Associated Press' Breakthrough Entertainers of 2020.

The 24-year-old just wrapped shooting “The Northman” alongside Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke.

In October, Warner Bros. announced that Taylor-Joy will play Furiosa in the highly anticipated prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Any film that is made, it’s a miracle that that film was able to be witnessed by other people. »

COVID-19 will be 'with us for the next 10 years', warns vaccine chief

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COVID-19 could still be causing outbreaks in 10 years time, the creator of the world’s first approved vaccine has said.

Ugur Sahin, chief executive of Germany's BioNTech, partnered with US drug company Pfizer and took less than a year to get a vaccine approved.

Sahin said he needs another two weeks to know if his vaccine can stop the mutant variant of the virus. »

Daft Punk releases new extended version of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack

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The soundtrack for Tron: Legacy, originally written and recorded by EDM duo Daft Punk, now has a new rerelease on Spotify and Apple Music that includes the full original score and nine additional tracks.

This new version of the soundtrack, which is being called the “Complete Edition,” was released to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the movie’s release.

Alongside it being loved by both Daft Punk fans and fans of good music in general, the soundtrack also garnered a Grammy nomination. »

Experiencing the illusion of having an opposite-sex body in virtual reality can shift aspects of gender identity

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An experiment involving the illusion of owning an opposite-sex body led people to embrace a more equal identification with both genders.

The researchers wanted to explore whether a full body ownership illusion — an experience that simulates owning a different body than one’s own — would influence an individual’s gender identity.

A final experiment further showed that the opposite-sex body illusion can influence subjects’ explicit gender-related beliefs about their own personality. »