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Last September I had an article in Scientific American about what it would mean for time to end—how the world might cease to unfold in a unidirectional sequence of cause and effect. Some processes, for example, could cause time to morph into just another dimension of space . Last week experimenters announced that they have simulated such a temporal calamity in the laboratory.
THE pilot of a plane which crashed between two houses on Friday has died from his injuries. The 59-year-old at the controls suffered 70 per cent burns in the incident after the light aircraft came down between two semi-detached houses in Salford, Greater Manchester, shortly after take-off. It then burst into flames leaving his passenger, a man aged 19, also badly burned. He remains in a critical condition in hospital. Greater Manchester Police said the pilot died this morning. Neighbours said the men screamed in agony as the light aircraft shot into flames after the crash.
A WOMAN hit by devastating amnesia told yesterday how she went to bed as a mum aged 32 and woke thinking she was still 15. Naomi Jacobs, of Manchester, recalled nothing after 1992, did not know she had a son and thought she was sitting her GCSEs. She told yesterday how she SCREAMED when an unknown little boy appeared — and called her “Mum”. And stunned Naomi, who thought she was still at school, revealed she had the fright of her life when she looked in the mirror and saw a mature woman with wrinkles staring back.
A British teenager has been mauled to death and four others injured by a polar bear that came into the youths' tent as they camped on a remote Norwegian island in the Arctic circle. Horatio Chapple, who was 17, died on Friday morning after the bear attacked on the Von Postbreen glacier on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. The bear was shot dead by one of the leaders of the party of 13, who were with a group of 80 taking part in a five-week Arctic expedition run by the BSES Expeditions , a youth development charity based at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
The grieving family of a British teenager who was mauled to death by a polar bear on a remote Norwegian island in the Arctic circle have said he was "strong, fearless and kind". Horatio Chapple, 17, died on Friday morning after the bear attacked a party on an adventure holiday on the Von Postbreen glacier, on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. Relatives of the Eton schoolboy said he had been "so excited about his plans to be a doctor" and praised his "amazing sense of humour and ability to laugh at himself". His family said: "He was on the cusp of adulthood and had a clear vision of where his life was going." Police are investigating the circumstances of the attack , in which four other people were injured fighting off the bear. They were Patrick Flinders, 16, Scott Smith, 17, and the expedition guides Andrew Ruck, 27, and Michael Reid, 29, who reportedly shot the animal dead.
Expedition leader Michael Reid. His family were told by British Embassy officials that he shot the polar bear that killed Horatio Chapple. Photograph: PA The father of the adventure group leader who shot a polar bear that had killed a schoolboy and also savaged him and three other Britons in Svalbard on Friday says he has been moved by the tributes paid to his son.
Survivors of the polar bear attack have been treated at the Tromso hospital. Photograph: Rex Features Two members of an expedition injured in a polar bear attack in which a 17-year-old was killed will return to the UK on Sunday, the organisers of the trip have said. Scott Bennell-Smith and Patrick Flinders will be flown back to Britain under the care of a specialist medical evacuation team, BSES Expeditions confirmed. The organisation, formerly British Schools Exploring Society, asked for the pair's privacy to be respected.
AN Essex village was living in fear last night after FOUR THOUSAND gypsies turned up for a festival. Mobs of youths from a massive campsite were “patrolling” the streets, shouting abuse and using gardens as a toilet. Angry ... landlord Peter Brown
HORRIFIC scenes of animal cruelty against pigs facing slaughter have been captured by animal rights activists. The sickening abuse of the animals at a UK abattoir includes punching them and burning them on the face with cigarettes. They also suffer because of incompetent use of stun equipment, they are hit in the face with bats and dragged to their deaths by their ears. HIDDEN cameras show abattoir workers stubbing out cigarettes on pigs But no one will be prosecuted over the incidents because the footage was obtained by campaigners who trespassed to get it, it was reported today. Campaign group Animal Aid secretly installed cameras inside the premises of Elmkirk (Cheale Meats) Ltd in Essex.
27 August 2012 Last updated at 05:17 ET Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in two attacks in Norway last year, is found to be sane and is sentenced to 21 years in jail by a court. How the twin terror attacks unfolded in Norway A table showing the victims Profile of the 32-year-old suspect Island's iconic status made it a target A second report concludes the killer was sane Right-wing politicians reopen sensitive issue Muslim immigrants feel increasingly uneasy Should the views of a killer be publicised? Norwegians angered by first assessment of Breivik Norwegians resolve to meet hatred with love Online manifesto shows meticulous preparation Norway remembers victims of the twin attacks Attitude to risk might change after attacks World leaders react to twin attacks
DEFIANT leaders of Norway yesterday vowed their nation would overcome the evil inflicted upon it, as the first of the massacre victims was laid to rest. Flags flew at half-mast across the country as Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told a memorial service in the capital: “Today it is one week since Norway was hit by evil. We have to live with July 22, but together we will make it.”
5 August 2011 Last updated at 05:29 ET It is thought the police officer was shot first A man is understood to have been shot dead by a policeman in north London.
Riots in London and around the country saw widespread looting and buildings set alight. Dozens were left homeless after a night of riots on the streets of Tottenham after a peaceful demonstration on 6 August over the death of a man who was shot by police turned violent. Here is a timeline of what happened, starting with most recent events. 00:22 BST - The Metropolitan Police say 1,103 people have now been arrested in connection with the riots and 654 people have been charged. Greater Manchester Police said they had so far made 147 arrests and more than 70 people had already gone through the courts. Merseyside Police said they had made 77 arrests and charged 45 people.