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Hawking's voice to be beamed into space during memorial

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:40 PM

As the ashes of the British theoretical physicist are interred, a specially-written composition featuring his famous synthesized voice will be beamed into space by the European Space Agency

HAWKING, REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on August 29, 2012 British scientist Stephen Hawking appears during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Westminster Abbey unveils gallery in area closed for 700 years

May 30, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries' are accessible through a lift and 108 steps built inside a new tower – the biggest architectural change to the historic abbey since the 18th century

EFFIGY. An employee poses with a Funeral effigy of Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) created by wax modeller Catherine Andras in 1806 during the press launch of the The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in Westminster Abbey in London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Hawking's remains to be buried at abbey near Newton, Darwin

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The remains of the legendary physicist and icon will be laid at Westminster Abbey during a thanksgiving service later this year

ICON. A student takes a photograph of a notice announcing the death of British physicist, Stephen Hawking, outside Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking was a fellow for over 50 years at Cambridge University in Cambridge, on March 14, 2018. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Still no sign of royal baby

Jul 13, 2013 - 7:09 PM

UPDATE A rumor that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labor on Thursday spreads like wildfire on Twitter; it turns out to be a false alarm

STAKEOUT HUMOR. Joke tags written by bored media crews are shown hanging from the stepladders outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in London, on July 13, 2013, where Prince William and his wife Catherine's baby will be born. Photo by AFP / Justin Tallis

Bigger, better Iron Throne

Jul 10, 2013 - 8:05 PM

Game of Thrones set piece is grander in its creator s vision

CELEBRITY ALL ITS OWN. Iconic Throne has Martin's qualified praise. Image from the Facebook page