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It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.
An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: https://bit.ly/3rZF8tT
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A massive container ship’s embarrassing and inconvenient predicament is visible from space.
Tiny Earth-observing Dove satellites operated by San Francisco-based company Planet have spied the giant cargo ship that’s blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal, as well as the traffic jam caused by the huge vessel’s plight. The Airbus-built Pleiades Earth-observing read more
John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author and the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature winner “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.” He has been called “a giant of American letters,” and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.
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Watch: This 79-year-old woman’s skating skills continue to stun everyone on social media
Lyubov Morekhodova lives near Lake Baikal in Siberia and uses skates that are seven decades old, just to complete her daily chores.
Why the Arctic snow is turning pink and why it’s a bad sign
Pink snow occurs as a result of algae. During the months that it’s warm in the Arctic, a thin layer of meltwater forms on ice and snow. The sunlight and the water are ideal growing conditions for algae and they begin to thrive.
The problem with the pink snow has to read more
Nepalese climbers return home after historic winter summit of K2 mountain
A team of climbers from Nepal that made the first winter ascent of K2 received a warm welcome upon returning home on January 26, 2021. The 10 Nepalese climbers reached the summit of the world’s second highest mountain on January 16, climbing to an read more
“It’s just Bernie being Bernie” – How a photo of Sanders wearing mittens at Inauguration Day went viral
One of the most enduring and endearing photos – an image of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – has made waves across the internet, sparking thousands of photoshopped memes on social read more
Del Monte $20 bill set to sell for nearly $60,000 – barring banana skins
makes 2004 banknote a collector’s item, auctioneer says
Officially, it is classified as “an obstructed printing error with retained obstruction”. In reality, it appears to be a simple slip-up. A $20 banknote which had a sticker from a bunch of read more
World Health Organization (WHO) had declared that 65 years old is still considered young. Before, based on the Friendly Societies Act (1875) in Britain, old was defined by age of 50. The UN has not adopted a standard criterion but lately 60 years old was referred as the border age to the word “old”. However the health organization had done read more
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — New Year’s Eve got off to a rocky start early Thursday as a 3.6 magnitude struck along the San Andreas Fault just south of Muir Beach and was felt widely in San Francisco and Marin County. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 5:41 a.m. with the epicenter on the famed fault line in the read more
A New Covid-19 Strain Is Shutting Down Europe
The presence of a more infectious strain of the virus that causes Covid-19 is shutting down Europe, causing a wave of lockdowns and travel restrictions, prompting a logistics crisis in the U.K., and hammering stock markets across the continent.
The U.K. government said read more
As one of the most photographed women in the world, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has been documented through a camera lens from the very start. Following the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth II’s coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, when she was just 25-years-old. Over the read more