Syrian regime and Russian air strikes killed 19 civilians on Dec. 7, eight of them children, in Idlib, the country's last major opposition bastion, a war monitor said. A man rides motorbike loaded with joss paper products for sale in preparation for the Lunar New Year, or Tet holiday in Dao Tu village, in Bac Ninh, Vietnam, Dec. 30, 2019. The herd of wild horses of the Merfelder Bruch was first known in the early 14th century. A child who fled the Islamic State (IS) group's last embattled holdout of Baghouz stands near families waiting to be searched by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters (not pictured) in Syria's northern Deir Ezzor province, on Feb. 22, 2019. Daisy Ridley attends the Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on Dec. 16, 2019 in Los Angeles. Venetians are bracing for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting new records. We all walk along our own paths, all with A prototype of SpaceXs Starship is pictured at the company's Texas launch facility on Sept. 28, 2019 in Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas. Rafael Nadal of Spain hits to Matteo Berrettini of Italy in a semifinal match of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Sept. 6, 2019. CORONA VIRUS COVER-UP !?! A contrary prediction was that the US may warm 6 degrees F from 1990 to 2020. Morgan scored five goals during the match. The Munich Beer Festival is the world's largest traditional beer festival. If you’re right, you look sage. Art Basel represents over 250 art galleries onsite at the Miami Beach Convention Center and is considered one of the world's largest art festivals with art events throughout the city. Joel Bissell, Kalamazoo Gazette - via AP. Carol Ortez hugs her son, Aaron Ortez, as he holds a candle during a memorial service at Pine Trails Park for the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2019 in Parkland, Fla. A year ago on Feb. 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 14 students and three staff members were killed during the mass shooting. Visitors to the "Vessel" climb its staircases on its opening day at Hudson Yards, March 15, 2019, in New York. When you go to the store, you can tell it what recipes you want to prepare, and it will generate a list of ingredients that you need to pick up. An Indonesian police officer passes a bottle of water through razor wire as he stands guard outside the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 14, 2019. Last year, West Virginia began using Voatz for absentee voting for military personnel stationed overseas. A state of emergency was declared on Nov. 11 and residents in the Sydney area were warned of "catastrophic" fire danger as Australia prepared for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the drought-stricken east of the country. A woman walks on Oct. 6, 2019, past shops damaged in attacks by pro-regime forces in Syria. 1) Single member districts Yes! What follows is a collection of notably wild predictions from notable people in government and science. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (L) in action against Keith Thurman of the US for their WBA Super Welterweight World Championship title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 20, 2019. Waste collectors transport plastic scrap for recycling in the suburbs of Hanoi on Oct. 15, 2019. Pro-democracy protesters have continued rallies on the streets of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill since June 9 as the city plunged into crisis after waves of demonstrations and several violent clashes. Though we may not project images directly into our retinas, Google Glass comes pretty close. The US government continues into a twelfth day of a partial shutdown as Congress and President Donald Trump are at an impasse over funding of Trump's proposed southern border barrier. Civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on Oct. 9, 2019. Several Midwest states are battling some of the worst flooding they have experienced in decades as rain and snow melt from the recent "bomb cyclone" has inundated rivers and streams. Veterans, families, visitors and military personnel are gathering in Normandy on June 6th to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory in Europe 11 months later. A woman is evacuated from the scene of an explosion at a hotel complex in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on Jan. 15, 2019, in Kenya. On July 1, Hong Kong marks the 1997 transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from Britain to China. Rwanda is commemorating the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. Self-driving shuttle: Why a Rhode Island police officer pulled it over, Ride-hailing company Lyft is teaming up with mobility tech firm Aptiv to bring a public commercial autonomous vehicle service to Vegas. – Food Editor Jessi Cape, It's unlikely that even the most pathogenically effective pandemic will wipe out more than one-third of our species – sorry, Captain Trips – but I'm guessing that by 2050, civilization will still be struggling to rebuild itself after whatever resurgent plague or airborne hemorrhagic fever has killed so many of us that martial law and wanton slaughter have become the human menu's soup du jour. A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Not yet: Amid fears of foreign interference in U.S. elections, lawmakers aren't about to let you vote in next year's presidential election on your iPhone. © 2021 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Sri Lankan soldiers look on inside the St Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo on April 21, 2019, following a fatal bomb blast during the Easter service. Would submarines reach historic depths? He became a national figure after he spent his last days fighting for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund which pays for health benefits for the police, firefighters and others who have become sick after being exposed to toxins following the September 11 attacks. Support the Chronicle, Oct. 12, 1990, cover illustrated by Sam Hurt: "Austin, Texas, 2020AD – The unprecedented success of the first urban rain forest thwarts another visionary project: solar powered mass transportation.". Production Rates Boeing’s ", Not really: China faces scrutiny over human rights abuses against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and against nearly 1 million Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim population, members of which have been arbitrarily detained and imprisoned in "reeducation" camps in China's Xinjiang region. – Editor-in-Chief Kimberley Jones. Several groups are testing smart lenses that would measure glucose levels in the tears of people with diabetes.). The bus and a car fell in the sinkhole shortly before 8 a.m. One person was taken to the hospital for a minor injury. In 1968, physicist Herman Kahn and futurist Anthony J. Weiner said that by 2020, Americans would work 1,370 hours a year (or 26 hours a week), instead of the 1,940 hours (37 hours a week) that was average at the time.Â. A cosplayer dressed as Predator walks at a cosplayer meeting in Bottrop, Germany, June 15, 2019. Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on the anniversary of the 1958 uprising that overthrew the military dictatorship, in Caracas on Jan. 23, 2019. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for a series of federal crimes, including campaign finance violations and tax evasion. Rwandans sitting in the stands hold candles as part of a candlelit vigil during the memorial service held at Amahoro stadium in the capital Kigali, Rwanda, April 7, 2019. 20 predictions for 2020: Here's what people thought would have happened by now Grace Hauck Life Jetpacks, disintegrator rays, nuclear energy, Mars. People take photos of a miniature Eiffel Tower with the Eiffel Tower in the background as snow falls over Paris on Jan. 22, 2019. On track: With 80 years to go, both predictions appear possible. Governments feel that if retirement ages are not raised, the burden of paying pensions will be so high that working people will not be prepared to pay the tax levels necessary to fund them," McRae wrote. A giant balloon depicting President Trump as an orange baby floats above anti-Trump demonstrators in Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of Trump's three-day State Visit to the UK. An Iraqi youth rides his bicycle through burning tires in the Shiite Muslim shrine city of Karbala, south of Iraq's capital Baghdad, on Nov. 26, 2019. Many of the articles cast a doomsday-ish eye toward the future, even while lamenting that already in 1990 Austin was in many ways lost. Wooden houses may not be known in 2020. Nepalese army soldiers participate in Army Day rehearsals in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 1, 2019. General director Taco Dibbits (L) of the Rijksmuseum and Thierry Vanlancker (CEO) of AkzoNobel will collaborate on the major restoration of Rembrandt van Rijn's The Night Watch in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 26, 2019. 01/15/2020 – Cayce : “The hope of the world is in the hands of Russia” ! Because of the mild weather, a larger than usual crowd of people visiting from all over the world is expected to watch the ball drop. Over 1,000 participants took part, paddling along 11 kilometers on the Seine river. Street performer Thomas Liberto from Bel Air, Maryland, who goes by the social media name "Mr. Christmas Tree" sits by Christmas decorations around midtown New York on Dec. 19, 2019. They are embedded everywhere – in walls, tables, chairs, desks, clothing jewelry and bodies. Relatives cry at the graveside during the funeral of a victim of the Easter Sunday Bombings at a local cemetery on April 24, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. HEIKO JUNGE/ NTB Scanpix, AFP/Getty Images. A conflict affected Yemeni woman collects spilled grain from the floor, after getting food rations provided by Mona Relief Yemen in Sanaa, Yemen on Nov, 16, 2019. Bullet trains are seen submerged in muddy waters in Nagano, Japan, after Typhoon Hagibis hit the city, Oct. 13, 2019. Sound familiar? Leaving the Austin Terror Fest title behind, Oblivion Access partners Dusty Brooks and Dorian Domi reach for new horizons, Your print-out-and-keep guide for movie lovers, The classical community is lighting 250 candles for this musical superhero, Plus queer parties to celebrate life and excess with Alexander the Great, Coconut Club, more, What Capt. Speaking of cars: Maybe part of the reason apes would be able to drive us around is because roads would no longer exist. Keyboards and cables would become rare, he said. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, National Security Council Director for European Affairs, arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill Nov. 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. A dog dressed in a costume as Rihanna attends the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan in New York City on Oct. 20, 2019. Climate protesters demonstrate, Sept. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. "By the year 2018 nationalism should be a waning force in the world," he wrote. SCOTT CLAUSE/The Daily Advertiser via USA TODAY Network. Discover the energy that a 4 year brings, and the change this year cycle could bring. – Arts Listings Editor Wayne Alan Brenner, Sure, in the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots, the LGBTQmmunity has made what many would consider a lot of progress, but the next 30 years will be clutch to fully achieving our (not so) secret agenda: Queertopia. – Contributor Emily Beyda, Syfy network spellbinder The Expanse posits a future wherein Earth teeters on mutually assured destruction with its hawkish colony on Mars. According to reports, Israel continued to launch air strikes on the Gaza Strip overnight after a rocket allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house near Tel Aviv in central Israel injuring at least seven people. The projection is part of events organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The dunes have existed for over 100,000 years but are now decreasing due to a post-war government reforestation program and concrete barriers erected to protect the coast from tsunamis which have disrupted the currents responsible for bringing the sand to shore. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with extreme cold and record-breaking temperatures; A harbor light is covered with snow and ice on the Lake Michigan at 39th Street Harbor, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. At the time, Johnson, 32, was an outspoken editor and columnist but had not held public office. US military honor guards carry the flag draped coffin bearing the recovered remains of suspected American airmen during a repatriation ceremony at the Mandalay International Airport on March 12, 2019. Cesar Martinez cries as he kneels at the grave of his brother Rodrigo, who died in Iraq in 2004, while being held by his cousin Carla on Memorial Day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, Calif., May 27, 2019. But Dave Evans , the chief futurist for Cisco Visual Networking, actually predicted that he'd be out of a job by this time because, he forecasted, everyone would be able to predict the future themselves. Specials. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein leaves his temple after speaking at a press conference in front of Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 28, 2019. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard unload supplies from a Coast Guard helicopter from the side of the cargo ship Golden Ray, Sept. 9, 2019, after their vessel overturned while leaving the Port of Brunswick, Ga., early Sunday morning. "Everywhere one looks, in fact, one sees nationalism at work in today’s world," Stephen Walt, a professor of international relations at Harvard University, wrote in Foreign Policy Magazine. "The main motive for this in Europe is cost to the state. Anti-extradition protesters react after police fired tear gas at them in Hong Kong, China, Aug. 5, 2019. ", In "Big Brother Is Eating," S. Emerson Moffat envisioned a world in which "chemically produced non-food products" became ubiquitous; we're not quite there, but it's certainly within the realm of possibility. People walk on the Brooklyn Bridge in front of the Statue of Liberty on April 6, 2019 in New York City. The Coast Guard were attempting to rescue 4 crew members trapped on the ship. A report in 1996 by the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council said NASA would launch "possible human exploratory missions to the moon and Mars within the next quarter century," predicting that humans would land on Mars by 2018. The astrology predictions for the year 2020 are just a click away. Hawaii's Billy Kemper falls off his board during the Da Hui Backdoor shootout at the Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore on Jan. 13, 2019. And 2020 being such a tragic year with a lot of ups and downs, the new year gives a sense of optimism to people who have been struggling in trying times anyway. A girl jumps into a swimming pool in Essen, Germany, on June 25, 2019, as temperatures topped 97 degrees Fahrenheit. Typhoon Kammuri killed at least two people in the Philippines on Dec. 3 as it tore roofs off houses and forced the international airport in Manila to shut down. Close: In 2017, the most recent year that the data set was published,  the five leading causes of the global burden of disease were neonatal disorders, ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The famous winter song Frosty the Snowman was written in 1950 by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, the latter of whom lived in Armonk at the time of the song's writing. Many people made predictions of what our world would be like in the year 2020, so what happened and what didn't? 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