More than 12,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have won prizes totalling £450,000 - and have not yet claimed them. NS&I, which administers the Premium Bonds investment prize fund, has revealed the huge pot of pot of cash is waiting to handed over to winners as it launches new Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment - nicknamed ERNIE - to select luck winners. Since Premium Bonds were launched in 1956, a very special machine has won the affections of the British public, one representing the hopes and dreams of 21 million people across the UK. ERNIE, the Premium Bonds random number generator, is responsible for drawing over three million prizes each month, worth more than £90 million. ERNIE, built by the team behind the Second World War code breaker, Colossus, started the very first Premium Bonds draw on 1 June 1957, taking 30 hours to generate the winning numbers, based on the signal noise created by neon tubes. Today, after 15 years of loyal … [Read more...] about 12,000 people in Cornwall can claim £450k of prize money
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In 1994, when she was 25 years old, Jennifer Aniston walked into a coffee shop in a wedding dress and made TV history. Her role as Rachel Green on Friends would catapult Aniston from jobbing LA actress to international superstar, and the character's witty one-liners, style, work ethic – the spoiled rich kid who started as a waitress and grafted her way up to buyer at Ralph Lauren – and a hairdo that made women go into salons asking for "The Rachel" would also influence a generation. Rachel won Aniston a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild award. By the final season, Aniston and her co-stars Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, had become the highest paid TV actress of all time. Then came movie success: The Break-Up, Marley and Me, Horrible Bosses. Her turn as the bereaved Claire Bennett in Cake earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and most recently, she has received critical acclaim for … [Read more...] about Jennifer Aniston turns 50: Her best quotes, from Friends one-liners to life wisdom
WES Neslon's Dancing On Ice partner Vanessa Bauer has shared a thinly veiled dig at his ex Megan Barton Hanson. The pro skater, 22, took to Instagram and said she was moved to "tears" from the support she's received since being thrust into the Love Island couple's bitter break-up. She wrote in a post to fans on Instagram: "Hey beautiful people. I'm so sorry but I can't find the time to respond to all the DMs. "I read through them and they mean the world to me. I appreciate all the love so much and will over time do my best to respond ! Some of your stories bring tears to my eyes and all your support is crazy and amazing" She followed her poignant message with a screen grab of a quote from Bruce Lee that said: "You will continue to suffer if you have an emotion reaction to everything is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. "If words control you that mean everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass." Megan Barton Hanson scrapes … [Read more...] about Dancing On Ice’s Vanessa Bauer has thinly veiled dig at Wes Nelson’s ex Megan Barton Hanson
GOOGLE has celebrated yet another Nobel prize-winning scientist with a Doodle on January 22 - Russian physicist Lev Landau. Here's what you need to know about Lev Landau. Who was he? Lev Davidovic Landau was born in Baku Azerbaijan on January 22, 1908, as the son of an engineer and a physician. A theoretical physicist, Landau worked abroad, partly as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, in Germany, Switzerland, England and in Copenhagen under Niels Bohr. Landau would later enter academia, becoming the head of the Theoretical Department of the Ukrainian Physico-Technical Institute at Kharkov and then the head of the Theoretical Department of the Institute for Physical Problems of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Moscow. He also taught as a professor of theoretical physics in the Kharkov and Moscow State Universities. His work covers all branches of theoretical physics, ranging from fluid mechanics to quantum field theory, while a large portion of his papers refers to the theory … [Read more...] about Lev Landau celebrated with a Google Doodle – what are the Russian physicist’s best quotes and when did he win the Nobel Prize?
Ninety-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles by a leading American research institution, after doubling down on his controversial conclusions linking race and intelligence. Despite nearly half a century service to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Watson, a world-renowned geneticist, lost all of his honorary titles of Chancellor Emeritus, Oliver R. Grace Professor Emeritus and Honorary Trustee, for refusing to retract his own scientific conclusions. In 2007, Watson was suspended from all of his positions held at the New York lab following a scandal centering around his claim about the "inherently gloomy" future of the African continent. “All our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really,” he told the Times newspaper at the time. While having initially issued an apology for his comments, allowing him to maintain his honorary … [Read more...] about Nobel Prize-winning DNA pioneer stripped of titles for insisting IQ depends on race & genes