If you’re on a desktop right now, you’re probably using a computer mouse. In which case, you should raise a glass to William English.
English, an engineer and researcher, died on July 26 at the age of 91 due to respiratory failure in San Rafael, California. And while his cohort Douglas Englebart is probably more famous for coming
At 96, Giuseppe Paterno has faced many tests in life – childhood poverty, war and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic. Now he has sailed through an exam that makes him Italy’s oldest university graduate.
This week, the former railway worker stepped forward to receive his diploma and the read more
‘A handshake is a handshake’: Friends split $22M Powerball jackpot, honoring years-old agreement
When Tom Cook and Joe Feeney agreed to split their future lottery winnings years ago, the friends didn’t think their handshake would mark a multimillion-dollar agreement.
The read more
Scientists are flocking to Florida’s Gulf Coast for a glimpse of a mysterious 425-feet-deep “blue hole” on the ocean floor.
The first reports of blue holes came from fishermen and recreational divers, not scientists or researchers. In general, the holes appear to host diverse biological communities read more
Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognizing the 100-year-old for lifting the spirits of Britain during the gloom of the novel coronavirus outbreak by raising millions of pounds for health workers.
The Second World War veteran raised a record sum of 33 million pounds ($56.2 million Cdn) by walking 100 laps of his garden read more
Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Over 40% of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested. Its major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing.
Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, located read more
Prince William: Playful pictures released to mark duke’s birthday and Father’s Day
One image shows Prince William, who turned 38 on Sunday, being jumped on by Prince George, aged six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
Another shows the children posing with their father on a swing at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
Both read more
The Queen’s Speech on coronavirus: Full text of Her Majesty’s address
The Queen has spoken to the UK about the crisis over the coronavirus. Here is the full text of what she said.
“I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.
“A time of disruption in the life of our country: read more