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Glorious mud

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Continuing a tradition popularised by the Victorians, “mudlarkers” scour the foreshore of the Thames in search of historical treasures. Two thousand years of human history are revealed by the low tide on London’s largest archaeological site and we spoke to the foreshore’s mudlarkers about their favourite finds. At around 5am […]

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Changing environment influenced human evolution

[ad_1] Image copyright Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Image caption Olorgesailie Basin: the dig site spans an area of 65 square kilometres Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. This is according to a series of papers published today in Science. The results come from an archaeological site […]

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Hawking's warnings: His predictions

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Hawking on God, artificial intelligence and mankind’s future Stephen Hawking’s fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great […]

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The book that made him a star

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Stephen Hawking was the most remarkable author I had the privilege of working with during my career as the director of science publishing at Cambridge University Press. In 1982, I had responsibility for his third academic book for the Press, Superspace And Supergravity. This was a messy collection of papers […]

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The science that made him famous

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL Prof Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. The Cambridge theoretical physicist was one of the best-known scientists in the world, but what about his discoveries? His fame among researchers was founded on a series of studies that wed Albert Einstein’s great theory of gravity, general relativity, with the strange world of […]

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Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNick Higham looks back at Professor Stephen Hawking’s life World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The Briton was known for his work with […]