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Chinese double amputee to climb Everest after ban revoked

Apr 6, 2018

Chinese double amputee to climb Everest after ban revoked

A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal's top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers. Xia Boyu is the first double amputee to be ...

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

/ Mar 14, 2018

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, Britain's most famous scientist, who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the universe, has died at age 76. His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency on Wednesday: "We are deeply saddened ...

Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images via AI

/ Dec 20, 2017

Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images via AI

When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time ...