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…far beyond just the public-relations vids and soundbites, Federer demonstrated mostly grace, humility, gratitude, respect for the game, respect for fans, and, on the court, all-around greatness.
When he announced his retirement on social media, he said: “Of all the gifts tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I’ve met along the read more
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859) was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt’s quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. read more
The King pays tribute to his “darling mama” as he delivers a moving address to the nation The King’s Address in full:
“I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the read more
Queen Elizabeth ii on her coronation day, in 1953:
“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”
On the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the last day of the Platinum Jubilee:
“When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. … I remain committed read more
India Today September 9, 2022 – “A rainbow had appeared right before the announcement happened, and another came up soon after the Queen’s passing when the flag was lowered at her Windsor Castle residence outside London,” AFP reported.
Image courtesy Sky News, The Scottish Sun, buckinghampalaceroyal Instagram, Press Association / AP, Reuters, Chris Jackson / Getty Images
In the 1930s, a group of archaeologists and explorers looking for the remains of the Mayan civilization went deep into the rainforest, where they did not find the remains of the Mayan civilization, but unexpectedly discovered many tunnels. Most of these underground tunnels are distributed in Brazil and Argentina. At the same time, there seems to be no unified construction standard for these tunnels. read more
Two surfers filmed whizzing along Venice’s busiest canal have evoked the wrath of the city’s mayor. Videos of the two people foil surfing between boats and water buses on the Grand Canal sparked outrage after being posted online. Surfing – along with sports such as paddle boarding and canoeing – is prohibited on Venice’s Grand Canal. In footage posted online, the two appear to be whizzing read more
2021: A LOBSTER diver was swallowed whole by a humpback whale and then lived to tell about it after getting spit out. Wearing scuba gear Michael Packard of Wellfleet Massachusetts estimates he was about 45-feet deep scoping for crustaceans when suddenly he felt a “huge bump,” according to an interview he gave to WBZ. When he came to he was surrounded by darkness.
A city fisherman has hauled in a record-breaking beast of the deep – a whopping 7ft halibut. The largest ever of its species to be caught by a Brit, the 90-year-old creature was caught by Paul Stevens off the coast of Norway.
He managed to catch a halibut thought to be between 70 and 90 years old measuring almost 7.5ft long weighing 400lbs – 28.5 read more
Vice-chairman of the DB Regio Works Council, Ralf Damde, said around 400 trains were overcrowded on each day.
“Platforms and trains were full all over Germany, and in several cases overcrowded trains had to be cleared – but fortunately – no stations.” He said that passengers had to be turned away from trains, or people were told they couldn’t take read more
See the James Webb Space Telescope’s Dazzling New Photo of the Cartwheel Galaxy
Located 500 million light-years away in the Sculptor constellation, the galaxy got its unique wagon wheel-like shape from a cosmic collision
Several hundred million years ago, astronomers believe the Cartwheel Galaxy collided with another smaller read more
Italy’s rustic hut Rifugio Guide del Cervino is technically two-thirds Swiss due to glacier movement.
Swiss ski resort Zermatt and Italian resort Cervinia share a border and together form the interconnected ski area Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Year-round skiing happens on the shared Plateau Rosa glacier, currently one of the only European glaciers with lifts still turning this summer read more
A Chess Robot Broke a Kid’s Finger
And the child is being blamed for violating safety policies.
Chess isn’t typically a contact sport. At the Moscow Open earlier this month, however, a robot broke a seven-year-old player’s finger because he moved too suddenly for the robot’s liking.
The Guardian reports that a video of the July 19 incident, which the newspaper read more
It’s so hot, roads are buckling, they’re putting foil on a bridge and roofs are melting around the world
The deadly heat waves of the last week have sparked strange infrastructural events around the world as millions endure searing temperatures that are still on the rise.
It’s so hot, the runway at a London airport melted
The United Kingdom read more
This Week’s New Space Images From The Webb Telescope And More Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Webb’s ‘Cosmic Cliffs’
A close-up of the Carina Nebula—a nursery 7,600 light-years distant—shows apparent ridges, valleys and pillars of hot dust and gas. Like all of Webb’s first targets it’s in the southern hemisphere’s night sky—that just happened to be where Webb was pointed during July 2022.