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World renowned scientist Stephen Hawking will be able to better communicate his ideas about fundamental physics after the technology that interprets his speech was upgraded with a new device. A worsening of the degenerative disease affecting the 71-year-old physicist had recently reduced him to composing sentences at a rate of one word a minute. But [...]
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s ailing former leader Nelson Mandela was in “good spirits” on Tuesday as his family paid a Christmas Day visit to his hospital bed, President Jacob Zuma said. “He was happy to have visitors on this special day and is looking much better. The doctors are happy with the progress that he is [...]
Los Angeles: In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat’s bearing – tall, handsome and composed – and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier. But Vidal made his living – a very good living – from challenging power, not [...]
Disco diva Donna Summer dies aged 63 of cancer and goes to the great glitter ball in the sky.
Once heralded as the Led Zeppelin of Hip-Hop thanks to their experimental and pioneering endeavours, the Beastie Boys have been rocked by the news that founder member and video supremo Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch has died aged 47.
Warren Buffett, the man with a name like a fundraiser in a rabbit’s home, has announced to the world that he has early-stage but not life-threatening prostate cancer.