Rakitic: “The ideal would be to finish LaLiga, but also thinking about next season”

first_imgThe Croatian international regretted that the situation due to the coronavirus remains uncertain. “It hurts to say that we don’t know when everything will return to normal. But we understand that there are more important things than soccer, which is our health. But that uncertainty, not knowing how many days will pass, costs a little”, he claimed. In addition, Rakitic referred to the possibility that the league can not be retaken and the importance of having a plan that also takes into account the development of the next season. Asked about the signings of Neymar or Mbappé in Movistar + said: ”Like all dads, who now see a lot Disney … ”“We all want to play again. And win the League by playing. But I also understand that if you can’t go back somehow, the season will have to end. And if we are the first, then we will have to be the champions”, he pointed out. “But deadlines must be exhausted: the ideal would be to finish whenever, but always with a well-made plan, especially thinking also about next season. Hopefully we can play again this season and go for the titles we can fight for. Nobody it has priority in this situation. We have to be aware that together and respectfully we will get ahead “, he finished. FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic acknowledged that his “work” alone and confined is beginning to get complicated and long, waiting to be able to resume the competition, everyone’s goal although “also thinking about next season”. “Uncertainty costs a little. It is already starting to cost me to work alone. I really want to feel the ball, the grass and the group effort, to continue working with the new coaching staff and with my teammates”, he said this Sunday in an interview on Movistar Plus.last_img read more

Breakthrough of the Year The top 10 scientific achievements of 2014

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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Emailcenter_img Each year, Science’s editors choose a singular scientific achievement as Breakthrough of the Year. Past winners have included the discovery of the Higgs boson, cancer immunotherapy, and the first quantum machine. This year’s winner captured the world’s attention and reminded us of the immense scope of human scientific accomplishment—as well as how far we have yet to go. Below we briefly summarize the winner and runners-up and link to the expanded stories, with references, in the magazine, which are freely available.BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEARThe Rosetta mission lands on a comet Europe’s most ambitious space mission captured the public’s imagination with a series of hard-won pictures, beamed to Earth from a place beyond Mars. Rosetta’s continuous orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is helping scientists figure out how life began on Earth—and heralds a new age of comet science.RUNNERS-UPThe birth of birdsIt took a lot to turn lumbering cousins of Tyrannosaurus rex into agile hummingbirds and graceful swans. This year, evolutionary biologists figured out the mode and tempo of this spectacular evolutionary transition.*Using young blood to fight old ageIn work with profound implications for aging, researchers showed that blood from a young mouse can rejuvenate an old mouse’s muscles and brain. If the results hold up in people—an idea already in testing—factors in young blood could help fight the ravages of aging in people.Robots that cooperateRobots are getting better all the time at working with humans, but this year several teams demonstrated that these machines can also work together without our supervision, an important first step in their path to eventual world domination.Chips that mimic the brainComputer engineers rolled out the first large-scale “neuromorphic” chips, designed to process information similarly to living brains. Why? Unlike computers, human brains are good at tackling tasks that integrate massive amounts of data, like vision. These brainlike chips could transform the way computers handle complex jobs, revolutionizing machine vision and environmental monitoring.The world’s oldest cave artScientists discovered prehistoric graffiti on Sulawesi Island in Indonesia that’s at least 40,000 years old, potentially usurping Europe as the location of the world’s oldest cave art. The finding could rewrite the history of a key stage in the development of the human mind.  Cells that might cure diabetesResearchers have reported a significant step toward finding a cure for diabetes. They’ve figured out how to turn human stem cells into functional pancreatic β cells—the same cells that are destroyed by the body’s own immune system in type 1 diabetes patients.Manipulating memoriesIf you think you can rely on your memories, think again. Last year, scientists figured out how to manipulate specific memories in mice by zapping their brains with laser beams. This year, they managed to change the actual emotional content of memories, turning good memories bad, and vice versa.Rise of the CubeSatA decade ago, CubeSats were just educational tools. Now, a record-breaking number of these 10-centimeter boxes, built with off-the-shelf technology and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars rather than hundreds of millions, have been launched into space—and they’re starting to do real science.Giving life a bigger genetic alphabetAll life on Earth as we know it encodes genetic information using four DNA letters: A, T, G, and C. Not anymore! Researchers have created new DNA bases in the lab, expanding life’s genetic code and opening the door to creating new kinds of microbes.People’s choiceFrom (lots of) official meetings to a suggestion jar in the office kitchen, Science spends a lot of time choosing each year’s Breakthrough. This year, we wanted to give you a say, too! After 35,676 total votes and two rounds of voting, “Giving life a bigger genetic alphabet” won the people’s choice for Breakthrough of the Year! Click through to see the rest of the results.To read more about the biggest scientific achievements of 2014, as well as the see the biggest breakdowns of the year, find out about exciting areas to watch in 2015, and judge us on last year’s predictions, check out our full Breakthrough of the Year special issue.*Correction: The summary of “The birth of birds” originally linked to a recent news story and slideshow on avian genomes that is not the specific work recognized as a runner-up. We have changed that to a link to some of the relevant research.last_img read more