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see falconryfalconry
, sport of hunting birds or small animals with falcons or other types of hawks; eagles are used in some parts of the world. It was known to the ancient Chinese, Persians, and Egyptians. Falconry probably spread from Asia to Eastern Europe and then to Western Europe.
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Stephen William. born 1942, British physicist. Stricken with a progressive nervous disease since the 1960s, he has nevertheless been a leader in cosmological theory. His A Brief History of Time (1987) was a bestseller
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UNIVERSAL STAKES Back in 1997, Hawking and cosmologist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena bet another Caltech theorist, John Preskill, that if an encyclopedia got sucked into a hole, the information in those volumes would vanish forever.
They emit small amounts of radiation, Hawking reasoned in 1975, and, therefore, they slowly evaporate.
As a scientist and lecturer, it is imperative that Professor Hawking presents his findings in a clear and concise manner," said Tom Pelly, Dr.
CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 1997--In a meeting at Cambridge University with Intel Chairman Gordon Moore, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking today demonstrated publicly for the first time his new wireless access to the Internet.

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