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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...
9 No-Cook Meals for When It’s Too Hot to Turn on the Oven

9 No-Cook Meals for When It’s Too Hot to Turn on the Oven

Health
Oy, it’s hot. Not only are you not going to cook today, you don’t even want to look at the stove. You’re not going to simmer, dice, broil, or sauté a darn thing. We feel you. For those days, there’s one solution: the no-cook, minimal-prep meal. Here’s how to keep your cool in the kitchen.Charcuterie supperHey, if it works on a patio in Paris, it can work in a studio apartment. Open the windows and a bottle of wine, grab some grapes, figs, or whatever fruits are in season, and find the prettiest platter or cutting board you own. Slice some cured meat, such as Spanish chorizo, unravel a few slices of prosciutto di Parma, drop a fistful of olives on the board, and let a hunk of good cheese come to room temperature. Add cornichons, a little dish of mustard, another of butter, baguette, and a p
Sir Ken Dodd: Fans turn out for comedian's Liverpool funeral

Sir Ken Dodd: Fans turn out for comedian's Liverpool funeral

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThousands of fans of Sir Ken Dodd have joined friends and family to say a final "tatty bye" to the comedy legend at his funeral in Liverpool.Some waved his trademark tickling sticks in the air at the end of the service at the Anglican cathedral.There was also a rousing round of applause as his coffin was carried out to the strains of his song Happiness.Children dressed as his colourful Diddymen characters followed the coffin out of the packed cathedral.Hundreds more people watched the service on a big screen outside.Earlier, members of the public lined the six-mile route of his funeral cortege, which travelled from his Knotty Ash home to the cathedral.At one point, a choir sang Happiness as the horse-drawn hearse went past.The much-loved funnyman...
Google expansion plans helping to turn NYC into tech hub

Google expansion plans helping to turn NYC into tech hub

Technology
As New York City waits to hear whether it's been chosen as the site for Amazon's second headquarters, recent moves by another tech giant, Google, to expand its footprint in the city are helping to legitimize New York's claim to be Silicon Valley East. Google is reportedly close to a reaching a $ 2.4 billion deal to add a landmark Meatpacking District building to its already substantial New York campus. The building, a block-long former Nabisco factory named after its ground-floor upscale food mall, Chelsea Market, sits across the street from Google's current New York City headquarters, a massive, art deco, former shipping terminal that also occupies an entire city block. Google already leases space in Chelsea Market, which also contains offices for Major League Baseball and the local cabl...
PM's plan to turn closed-down shops into houses

PM's plan to turn closed-down shops into houses

Business
The Government will make it easier for shops to be turned into houses as the Prime Minister insisted she is "determined" to tackle Britain's housing crisis.Following a speech setting out how ministers hope to boost house-building, Theresa May revealed closed-down high street retail units could be converted into residential properties.Although the Prime Minister pointed to "protection" for UK high streets among Government action, she highlighted how "retailing is changing as more and more people buy goods online"."One of the elements of the new planning rules we are setting out is to make it easier for shops to be turned into housing, if that's appropriate, but also for development above retail units to take place," Mrs May added."Often, there's a very good argument for having homes being d...