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Stephen Hawking's wheelchair up for auction

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair up for auction

World
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A nine-day online auction of physicist Stephen Hawking's memorabilia, including his motorized wheelchair, began on Wednesday. Twenty-two items are up for auction by Christie's auction house in London. The wheelchair has already received a bid of over $ 25,000 and is expected to sell for about $ 215,000. Also to be auctioned are Hawking's script for an appearance on The Simpsons television program, which has received a $ 1,800 bid, and an invitation to a 2013 "Time Traveler's Reception," one of 100 meant to unite anyone on Earth who returned from a future time. The current bid for the invitation is $ 4,466. Autographed copies, featuring his thumbprint on the first page, of Hawking's celebrated book "A Brief History of Time Travel," and copies of his 1963 PhD. thesis, are a...
Stephen Curry carries Warriors into meeting with Knicks

Stephen Curry carries Warriors into meeting with Knicks

Sports
NEW YORK -- After one of the most stunning performances of his brilliant career -- a 51-point night on 15-of-24 shooting, 11-of-16 from 3-point range and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line -- what can Stephen Curry possibly do for an encore? That remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: There is no place better for an encore than Madison Square Garden, to which Curry's Warriors travel for a Friday night marquee matchup with the New York Knicks. Curry only needed three quarters to do his damage in a 144-122 home win over the Washington Wizards. The Knicks needed all four quarters to manage just 87 points in a 23-point loss to Miami on Wednesday, connecting on just 12-of-33 3-pointers. Curry had one fewer in 17 fewer attempts. "I don't even know how to describe what I witnessed to...
Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg looks to continue dominance of Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg looks to continue dominance of Miami Marlins

Sports
MIAMI -- The Washington Nationals will bring some star power when they visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday for the start of a four-game series. Six-time All-Star and 2015 National League Most Valuable Player Bryce Harper, who tied for the NL lead with his 25th homer in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, figures to be in center field. Three-time All-Star and 2014 NL strikeout leader Stephen Strasburg, who is 7-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his past seven starts against the Marlins, is scheduled to be the starting pitcher. Harper was the first pick in the 2010 major league draft, and Strasburg went No. 1 overall in '09. They both bring a certain swagger to Marlins Park. Yet the Nationals, who won the NL East in each of the past two years, will enter Marlins Park on Thursday with a ...
Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey

Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking memorial at Westminster Abbey

Science
Tributes have been paid to renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking in a Westminster Abbey memorial service.British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake were among those giving readings at the ceremony.Prof Hawking died in March, aged 76, after a long battle with motor neurone disease.His ashes are being buried alongside other great scientists like Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.25,000 applicationsEnglish Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees, and Prof Hawking's collaborator and Nobel prize winner, Kip Thorne, also gave tributes during the service.TV personalities David Walliams and Piers Morgan, musician Nile Rodgers and Prof Brian Cox were among those who joined members of the publ...
Prof Stephen Hawking funeral: Legacy 'will live forever'

Prof Stephen Hawking funeral: Legacy 'will live forever'

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe legacy of Prof Stephen Hawking will live forever, mourners at the theoretical physicist's funeral heard.Prof Hawking, who had motor neurone disease, died on 14 March, aged 76, at his home in Cambridge.Actor Eddie Redmayne was one of several speakers at a service at the university church, Great St Mary's.The professor's eldest son Robert, former student Prof Fay Dowker and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees also gave addresses to the congregation.As the funeral cortege arrived at the church, the bell rang out 76 times - once for each year of Prof Hawking's life.His close family, including his three children Lucy, Robert and Tim, followed behind the hearse carrying the professor's coffin.As it pulled up, the vehicle was met with applause from the hun...