This week the Irish National Opera launched their 20 Shots Of Opera, a huge project that commissioned 20 composers for 20 short operas. My wife Dr. Jenn Kirby composed one called Dichotomies of Lockdown that tells the story of two people navigating the responsibilities and experience of lockdown. You can watch it here, and watch all the short operas on the INO website.
Someone decided that it was a good idea to put spiders on the International Space Station! Experiments with the space spiders (!) have shown that the spiders need a point of reference when building their webs and that light can be used as that reference in the absence of gravity. With no point of reference the spiders spin symmetrical webs in zero-g.