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Science • Physics & Engineering
Middle school student achieved nuclear fusion in his family playroom
Middle school student achieved nuclear fusion in his family playroom
Credit: Courtesy of Guiness World Records

Hours before his 13th birthday, Jackson Oswalt (USA) fused together two deuterium atoms using a reactor he had built in the playroom of his family home in Memphis, Tennessee. This incredible feat has led him to be one of the stars of this year’s Guinness World Records 2021 edition, alongside other record holders. Now, at 15 years old, Jackson no longer conducts experiments that often, as he’s decided to look for his "next best thing".

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
Actor John Saxon dies aged 83
John Saxon in 1975
John Saxon in 1975 Credit: NBC / Public domain

John Saxon has died of pneumonia at age 83 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The actor played a martial artist in Enter the Dragon alongside Bruce Lee and starred in three Nightmare on Elm Street movies, among others.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Music
Little Richard, hitmaker and rock and roll pioneer dead at 87
Little Richard in concert
Little Richard in concert Credit: Robbie Drexhage (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Little Richard (87) died Saturday at his Tenessee home, after being sick for two months. His son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the death to the Rolling Stone magazine, yet the cause of it is unknown.

Although he never hit the top 10 again after 1958 songs like “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Good Golly, Miss Molly” and “Lucille,” are at the core of Rock and Roll.