This week’s selection of unmissable stories from news brands includes a rundown of the upcoming coronation, a deep dive into AI and a record-breaking Arctic dip
1. The sky’s the limit
93-year-old Betty Buckland proved age is just a number in a YouTube video shared by the Express. She took the wheel of a light aircraft 2000 feet above sea level, rekindling her past passion for aviation. Buckland’s care home recently launched ‘Wishing Tree’, a concept which allows residents to explore hobbies, new places or activities linked to past career
2. Freezing records
Metro reported that Chilean open swimmer Bárbara Hernandez recently made history by becoming the first person to swim 2.5km in the freezing 2°C waters of Antarctica. Hernandez is on a mission to break several world records including being the first to swim 5.5km between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Her record-breaking swims are dedicated to shining a light on climate change and protecting the world’s oceans.
3. Chocolatey goodness
The Daily Star’s TikTok video discovered the magic within Lindt’s Home of Chocolate. Producing chocolate in Switzerland since 1899, the original factory is located next to the new museum. Inside stands one of the largest chocolate fountains in the world, holding 1500kg of delicious chocolate. The tour allows you to sample and taste old and new sweet creations along the way.
4. The scale of AI
In this week’s ‘Today in Focus’ podcast from the Guardian, discussed whether artificial intelligence it’s already getting out of control. The episode offers a deep dive into why tech leaders recently signed a letter proposing a six month pause on research and their worries about what AI might be capable of in the future.
5. Coronation celebrations
On Saturday 6 May, King Charles’s coronation will take place, bringing the ceremony’s traditions into the 21st century. The Times shared the details surrounding the historic event on Instagram.