Stephen Hawking at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge in 2015.
Hawking's most famous book, A Brief History of Time, sold 10 million copies and was translated into 40 languages, skyrocketing to the top of the bestseller lists in the US and UK.
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The British inventor of the clockwork radio and over 200 other devices has died.
The obituary of the Zuma administration can be summed up with its ethos: grab as much and as fast as you can.
Ingvar Kamprad's Ikea revolutionised retail by popularising flat-pack furniture and building maze-like stores.
Fantasy and science fiction author Ursula Le Guin has died, aged 88.
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Le Guin's A Wizard of EarthSea and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas are just two examples of her prolific and influential writing career in fantasy and science fiction.
Saleh had been at the centre of Yemeni politics for four decades.
Yemen now needs a new kind of politics where its people must be allowed to make their own future.
Broadcaster Les Murray, who has passed away aged 71, was the archetypal team member.
Les Murray helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant activity in Australia into what he loved to call 'the world game'.
Andimba (Herman) Toivo Ya Toivo remained loyal to what made him the personification of the desire to live in an independent country governed by, and for, its people.
Ken in the field with his team from the ANU in 1990 at Gogo (left to right) Dr Peter Pridmore, Prof Ken Campbell, Mrs Val Elder and Dr Richard Barwick.
One of Australia's most distinguished palaeontologists will be farewelled at a funeral in Canberra today.
Mark Colvin spent nearly two decades presenting the ABC’s PM program.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada share a moment in South Africa’s Parliament in 1999.
South African struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada believed in non-racialism to his core, even as others around him began to argue for an Africanist approach.
Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like.
Bruce Springstein and Chuck Berry performing Johnny B. Good at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can't be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
Preparing for the Kaufman show, AKA the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
The House of Commons' longest-serving MP has died, aged 86.
Basil Hetzel’s research supported the use of iodised salt as an easy way to ensure adequate dietary iodine intake.
Public health pioneer Basil Hetzel died on February 4 2017. Among other career highlights, he identified the most common cause of preventable brain damage: dietary iodine deficiency.
Sir Peter Mansfield - even better than a rocket scientist.
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While Peter Mansfield didn’t have the career as a rocket scientist he craved, his contribution to humanity has been immense.
Hans Rosling was a fantastically entertaining presenter.
The world has lost a fantastic statistician at a time when the communication of facts is crucial.
Shirley Hazzard enchanted readers with her meticulously crafted prose.
Photograph of Shirley Hazzard by Roberto Pane
Shirley Hazzard, who passed away this week, was one of the great prose stylists of the last 50 years. A deeply intellectual autodidact, she championed the public duty of writers and the pleasure of reading.
Georgia Blain: Her work draws attention to the tiny incandescent moments that make up our lives.
The Australian writer Georgia Blain, who died last week, wrote extraordinary portraits of family relationships, in luminous prose, with devastating insight. And when she became ill, she wrote about her cancer.
Tile detail of RMIT’s Building 8, one of Peter Corrigan’s most famous designs.
Peter Corrigan, one of Australia's most influential architects, died last week. A man of endless enthusiasm and curiosity, he shaped Melbourne's cityscape and influenced a generation of architects.