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Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician depicted in 'Hidden Figures,' dead at 101

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE. Feb. 24, 2020, 2:58 PM UTC. By Elisha Fieldstadt. Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA mathematicians depicted in "Hidden Figures," died Monday, the administrator of NASA said. She was 101. NASA space scientist and mathematician Katherine Johnson at Langley Research Center in Va., in 1966. NASA / Getty Images file. Johnson "was ... Full story

"Live from Staples Center as thousands are expected to honor Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna"

TIME: "Live from Staples Center as thousands are expected to honor Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Seven claims about India fact-checked - BBC News

President Trump kicked off a visit to India with an address to tens of thousands of people in a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat. The speech praised India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and highlighted the success of recent policies to improve the country. We looked at some of the claims. CLAIM 1: TRUMP SAID: "SINCE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THE SIZE OF THE INDIAN ECONOMY HAS GROWN OVER SIX TIMES IN SIZE.". Reality check: ... Full story

Katherine Johnson, ‘hidden figure’ at NASA during 1960s space race, dies at 101

Her title, poached by the technology that would soon make the services of many of her colleagues obsolete, was “computer.”. Mrs. Johnson, who has died at 101, , went on to develop equations that helped the NACA and its successor, NASA, send astronauts into orbit and, later, to the moon. In 26 signed reports for the space agency, and in many more papers that bore others’ signatures on her work, she codified mathematical principles that remain at ... Full story

Dow Jones expected to open down amid coronavirus fears."

ABC News: "HAPPENING NOW: Dow Jones expected to open down amid coronavirus fears.". -. -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

20,000 People Will Pack LA’s Staples Center To Pay Tribute To Kobe And Gianna Bryant Today

- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin. Thousands will pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant at a 'Celebration of Life' memorial on ... [+] Getty Images. Topline : Family, fellow players and thousands of basketball fans are expected to pack LA’s Staples Center to pay tribute to sporting giant Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi, a rising basketball star, following their shock deaths in a helicopter crash last month. - It is not yet known ... Full story

Prague denies renaming square to troll Moscow

Image caption Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in February 2015 as he walked through central Moscow with his girlfriend. Politicians in Prague have denied they are trolling Moscow by renaming a square in memory of Boris Nemtsov - a murdered critic of President Putin. The square houses the Russian embassy. Mr Nemtsov was shot dead on a Moscow bridge in 2015. Prague will also rename a park after Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist killed in 2006. ... Full story

Disney+ launches discounted annual subscriptions for European users – TechCrunch

Disney is offering a discount on its new streaming service for select European markets ahead of its March 24th launch, the company announced on Monday. Customers who pre-order Disney+ before March 23rd will get £10 or €10 a full year’s subscription, bringing the cost down to around £49.99 or €59.99 per year (~$64 USD). The service initially debuts in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Disney+ is already ... Full story

Cruise can now transport passengers in self-driving cars in CA – TechCrunch

Cruise recently received a permit to transport passengers in its autonomous vehicles in California. Granted by the California Public Utilities Commission, the permit is part of the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot. As part of the program, Cruise must provide data and reports to the CPUC regarding any incidents, the number of passenger miles traveled and passenger safety protocols. Cruise must also have a safety driver behind ... Full story

Snow: Showers bring disruption to England and Scotland News

Heavy snow has hit north-east England and the Scottish Borders, causing school closures and disruption on the roads. Image caption The town of Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales. Schools across County Durham have closed and there was major congestion on the A1 in North Yorkshire and A19 between Sunderland and Hartlepool. Image caption A snow plough from Scottish Borders Council works at the Carter Bar border crossing. A number of roads in Cumbria ... Full story