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Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102

Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to forge a successful career in British film and television, has died aged 102, his family has confirmed.Bermuda-born Cameron, who lived with his wife in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, died in his sleep on Friday.Cameron first appeared on screen in the 1951 film Pool of London, in a rare starring role for a black actor.His family said he "was an inspirational man who stood by his moral principles".Cameron was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.His other screen credits include 1965 Bond movie Thunderball and Doctor Who.His family said they "have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and respect they hav...
Astronomers investigate disappearance of massive star

Astronomers investigate disappearance of massive star

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June 30 (UPI) -- An unstable massive star in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy, located 75 million light-years away, has disappeared, but scientists aren't sure why or how. The Kinman Dwarf galaxy, located in the Aquarius constellation, is too far away for astronomers to observe individual stars, but between 2001 and 2011, scientists detected the signatures of a massive, unstable star in the latter stages of its evolution. Advertisement In 2019, when astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and its ESPRESSO instrument focused on the faraway galaxy, there was no sign of a massive star. Early observations of the star suggest it was a "luminous blue variable" star, measuring some 2.5 million times brighter than the sun at it brightest. Luminous blue variable stars are k...
Renee Young, wife of AEW star Jon Moxley, confirms she has coronavirus amid reports of multiple positive cases in WWE

Renee Young, wife of AEW star Jon Moxley, confirms she has coronavirus amid reports of multiple positive cases in WWE

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WWE’s popular on-screen personality Renee Young says she has coronavirus.The news comes amid reports of multiple positive coronavirus cases within the company. WWE Renee Young works as a special contributor on SmackDown Young, who is married to AEW world champion Jon Moxley, tweeted: “Man. What a few days. My show [WWE Backstage] gets cancelled and I get Covid. “Wear your masks and wash your hands. Stay safe, everyone.” Man. What a few days. My show gets cancelled and I get Covid. Wear your masks and wash your hands. Stay safe, everyone ❤️ — Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) June 25, 2020 Subsequently, Moxley was asked to stay away from this week’s AEW Dynamite taping. AEW president Tony Khan said: “Recently @JonMoxley had contact with someone who had contac
‘Black neutron star’ discovery changes astronomy

‘Black neutron star’ discovery changes astronomy

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Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before.It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as "neutron stars", but has less mass than black holes.Such "black neutron stars" were not thought possible and will mean ideas for how neutron stars and black holes form will need to be rethought.The discovery was made by an international team using gravitational wave detectors in the US and Italy.Charlie Hoy, a PhD student from Cardiff University, UK, involved in the study, said the new discovery would transform our understanding."We can't rule out any possibilities," he told BBC News. "We don't know what it is and this is why it is so exciting because it really does change our field." ...
Sir Ian Holm: Lord of the Rings and Alien star dies aged 88

Sir Ian Holm: Lord of the Rings and Alien star dies aged 88

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Stage and film actor Sir Ian Holm, who played Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings films, has died aged 88.Sir Ian, Oscar-nominated as Olympic running coach Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, also played the android Ash in 1979's Alien."It is with great sadness we can confirm that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88," his agent said in a statement."He died peacefully in hospital with his family and carer," he added.Obituary: Ian Holm His illness was Parkinson's-related, his agent confirmed.Holm, who also played Dr Willis in The Madness of King George, was classically trained and put in memorable performances in numerous plays.The Nation...