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Stephen Hawking’s funeral set to take place in Cambridge

LONDON: Friends, family and colleagues of British scientist Stephen Hawking will gather Saturday to pay their respects at his private funeral in Cambridge, where he spent most of his extraordinary life. Hawking, who died on March 14 at the age of 76, was famously an atheist but his children Lucy, Robert and Tim have chosen the town's university church, St Mary the Great, to say their farewell. "Our father's life and work meant many things to many people, both religious and non-religious. So, the service will be both…

Reactions to the death of physicist Stephen Hawking

LONDON: Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while working under the shadow of a likely premature death, passes away at 76. Following is the reaction to the death of one of the brightest stars of modern science: * His children Lucy, Robert and Tim: “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. He once said: ‘It would not…

‘Ghost’ girl spotted in woods near US town

A blurry photo of what appears to be a little girl walking in the woods near the town of Cambridge, New York has the whole town talking about the spirit world. And now locals are wondering: Is the youngster a present-day person or a ghost from the past? The snapshot, captured by a trail camera placed on a recently-purchased piece of land, is drawing mixed opinions from the locals. “I think it’s a ghost,” one Cambridge resident told WTEN-TV.  “There’s some creepy stuff in this town,” said resident…