Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Dissertation Auctioned for More Than Manuscripts by Newton, Darwin, and Einstein

A collection of his personal items, including his wheelchair, were sold by Christie’s.

Among the items was Hawking’s motorized wheelchair, used in the 1980s and 1990s. While the chair was expected to sell somewhere between £10,000 and £15,000, the ultimate price was nearly £300,000 (almost $392,000). The proceeds from the wheelchair will go to the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, The Guardian reports.

Source: Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Dissertation Auctioned for More Than Manuscripts by Newton, Darwin, and Einstein

Get Ready for the Xbox One Black Friday Deals – Thurrott.com

Here are some discounts for the Xbox One and its games for this Black Friday.

If you are looking to get an Xbox One X,  this will be a perfect time — Microsoft’s flagship gaming console is going to be available at its lowest price ever, coming in at only $399.99. Microsoft is also cutting the price down of the Xbox One S for Black Friday, with the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle getting discounted by $100 and the Forza Horizon 4 bundle going down by $70. With every new Xbox One X, Xbox One S, or Xbox Wireless Controller purchase, you will also get Gears of War 4 for free.

The deal starts from the 18th of November and ends on the 26th of November.

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Oil prices: Saudi Arabia says markets are getting it wrong again

  • “Markets get it wrong occasionally as they did a few weeks ago on one side and they’re doing it again on the other today, but ultimately the pendulum will swing to a reasonable middle,” Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told CNBC on Sunday.
  • The comments come after a significant drop in oil prices in recent weeks, as crude futures benchmarks have tumbled approximately 20 percent or more since climbing to a peak in early October.
  • U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil sector snapped back into place on November 5.

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100th anniversary of the end of WWI – The Boston Globe

Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War One. This was the Great War, called “the European War” or “the World War” by contemporaries. Ten million combatants would die before it ended with Germany’s defeat on Nov. 11, 1918. Its bloody battlegrounds, the Somme, Verdun, the Marne, and others, still epitomize apparently pointless human sacrifice. Those who survived the trenches of the Western Front believed civilization could never again sink so low.

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Nov 22, 1963: assassination of John F. Kennedy | Summary, Facts, Aftermath, & Conspiracy | Britannica.com

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  • Jeff Wallenfeldt

Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Assassination of John F. Kennedy, mortal shooting of the 35th president of the United States in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, who was himself murdered before he could stand trial, and the death of Kennedy has long been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories.

Assassination of John F. Kennedy, mortal shooting of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, as he rode in a motorcade in DallasTexas, on November 22, 1963. His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine who had embraced Marxism and defected for a time to the Soviet Union. Oswald never stood trial for murder, because, while being transferred after having been taken into custody, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby, a distraught Dallas nightclub owner.

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Trump rips Macron after landing in France over ‘insulting’ call for European army

As President Trump flies to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, he is facing the possibility of a tense encounter with embattled French President Emmanuel Macron — who has taken recent swipes at his brand of nationalism and just this week talked up a “European army” amid concerns about security ties with the U.S.

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Small Asteroid Buzzes Earth Today! How to See It Online.

A newfound asteroid will zip past Earth Saturday (Nov. 10), and you can follow the interloper’s trek live online.

The Virtual Telescope Project will air a show about 2018 VX1’s flyby on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT). You can watch the show live here at Space.com, or directly via the Virtual Telescope Project.

2018 VX1 was discovered just last week, on Nov. 4. The asteroid takes about 1.6 Earth years to complete one lap around the sun. There is no risk of an impact on this flyby of our planet, scientists say.

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10 Things I Think I Thought while the Steelers tamed and shamed the Panthers

Trying to remember what I thought while watching the Steelers dismember the cats on prime time.

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