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Stephen Hawking’s papers to be saved for the nation

Stephen Hawking’s papers to be saved for the nation

Science
Cambridge University LibraryProf Stephen Hawking's scientific papers and personal possessions are to be saved for the nation.The objects include childhood letters, scripts from his TV appearances and Prof Hawking's ground-breaking research into black holes.The 10,000-page archive will be kept in perpetuity at Cambridge University library.His office will be reconstructed in the Science Museum next year and selected highlights will go on display.Prof Hawking's son, Tim, said that the family was delighted that his body of work and memories of his life were being safeguarded for future generations."Our father would be really pleased," he said. "It was really important during his lifetime that science be opened up to the widest possible number of people and be democratized and not be the preser...
Covid-19: More than 6,000 ‘lives saved by vaccine programme’

Covid-19: More than 6,000 ‘lives saved by vaccine programme’

Health
EPAThe Covid-19 vaccination programme has saved more than 6,000 lives, an analysis by Public Health England says.Most would have been among the over-80s and some among people in their 70s, estimates up to the end of February suggest.It comes as people in England aged over 50 and in at-risk categories are being urged to book their Covid jabs before Monday, when slots are set to dry up.The NHS said appointments should be arranged by 29 March.Clinically vulnerableOfficials expect a slowdown in vaccine supplies in April - and medics will be focusing on providing second doses. Ministers say the plan to offer a first dose to all adults by July is on track.But NHS England said no first appointments should be booked next month for the under-50s unless they fall into a higher-priority group, such a...
Imagine Dragons: How a text saved singer Dan Reynolds’ marriage

Imagine Dragons: How a text saved singer Dan Reynolds’ marriage

Entertainment
Getty ImagesHave you ever had a text message that changed your life? Dan Reynolds has.Three years ago, the Imagine Dragons frontman thought his marriage was over. He and his wife, Aja Volkman, hadn't spoken for seven months. When their three children came to visit dad on tour, all communication happened through a third party. In April 2018, Reynolds announced their split to fans on Twitter. Lawyers were called, divorce papers were drawn up. Then, as he drove to sign the documents, his phone pinged. It was a message from Volkman."That was the first time she talked to me in seven months," he says. "And the message said something like: 'I love you. I don't need to own you to love you. I can love you without expectations.'"She vocalised it with such generosity, it made me rethink everything."W...
Dustin Diamond: Saved by the Bell star dies aged 44

Dustin Diamond: Saved by the Bell star dies aged 44

Entertainment
Getty ImagesSaved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has died from cancer, his representative has said.The 44-year-old was best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers in the popular 1990s US sitcom about a group of high school friends and their headmaster.He had recently completed a first round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lung cancer last month.His condition had deteriorated fast in the last week, said agent Roger Paul."Dustin did not suffer. He did not have to lie submerged in pain. For that, we are grateful," he said on Monday.Saved by the Bell ran for four seasons from 1989 to 1993 and was a global hit series.Co-stars have been paying tribute.Mario Lopez, known to fans of the show as AC Slater, said: "Dustin, you will be missed my man. The fragility of this life is somet...
Interview: Cast says ‘Saved By the Bell’ finds humor in relevant issues

Interview: Cast says ‘Saved By the Bell’ finds humor in relevant issues

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Like the original, The Peacock's reimagining of Saved by the Bell uses comedy to raise awareness of issues that teenagers face. The classic series, which aired from 1989 to 1992 and spawned a 1993-2000 spinoff, followed a group of students at Bayside High. The reimagining, which touches on more serious issues, brings back the original cast, now adults, and adds their children as students at Bayside. Advertisement The '90s sitcom presented the comedy through the eyes of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who reprises his role). Creator Tracey Wigfield (The Mindy Project, Great News, 30 Rock) presents her Saved By the Bell reimagining through the eyes of students from lower-income Douglas High, who get bussed to Bayside after budget cuts shut down their school. ...