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Hawking ashes buried in Westminster Abbey

The ashes of Stephen Hawking have been buried in a corner of Westminster Abbey that honours some of Britain’s greatest scientists, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. More than 1000 people attended a service of thanksgiving in the ancient abbey for the physicist, who died in March …

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Mammoth tusk: Elephant lets gravity do the work

How does a five-tonne African elephant get down a steep riverbank? Well, before I tell you the answer — let me paint a picture of the scene. I’m at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve’s Selati Camp in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. It is late afternoon and light …

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Daytona Beach roller coaster derails

SIX people were injured after a ride malfunction caused roller coaster cars to derail, ejecting two passengers and stranding eight other riders at the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Florida, officials said. The incident happened around 8.30pm local time when the roller coaster went off the track, the Daytona Beach Fire …

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