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31. Stephen Hawking dies

Theoretical physicist, and author of A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking died on March 14, 2018 at 76. His ashes have been interred at Westminster Abbey next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton.

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Fox Van Allen is a Los Angeles-based writer for CBS Interactive covering technology, tech lifestyle and gaming topics for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and TechRepublic. He has previously worked as a news and feature writer for a number of other sites, inclu...