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John McAfee: the tech pioneer turned fugitive

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John McAfee, the creator of a programme that is among the most-used virus protection programmes worldwide, was a controversial figure, cryptocurrency promoter, tax opponent and fugitive who twice made long-shot runs f...

Sidney Poitier, Black acting pioneer, sterf bejaardes 94

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Sidney Poitier, whose groundbreaking acting work in the 1950s and 60s paved the way for generations of black film stars, is oorlede op ouderdom 94. His death was announced on Friday by the minister of foreign affairs of the Ba...

Homer Plessy, US civil rights pioneer, receives pardon 130 jare aan

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In front of the old New Orleans train station where, in 1892, Homer Plessy engaged in a trailblazing act of civil disobedience that led to the landmark Plessy v Ferguson supreme court decision, Louisiana’s governor st...

TV vanaand: the story of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire

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Theremin innovator and co-creator of the Doctor Who theme tune, Delia Derbyshire is one of the unsung heroes of electronic music. This experimental documentary sees filmmaker Caroline Catz playing Delia in dramatised...

Exposing Muybridge review – fascinating portrait of ornery photography pioneer

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It may be accident or design, but this documentary about one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century is being released just in time to resonate with a key detail in Jordan Peele’s new feature Nope. ek....

Spanish museum celebrates vaccine pioneer who used children as refrigerators

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Nino Cerruti, pioneer of men’s ready-to-wear fashion, sterf bejaardes 91

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Pioneering Italian fashion designer Nino Cerruti has died at the age of 91, a source in the fashion industry confirmed to AFP on Saturday. Cerruti was one of the leading figures in men’s ready-to-wear fashion in the 2...

Scientists’ egos are key barrier to progress, says Covid vaccine pioneer

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Scientists would make swifter progress in solving the world’s problems if they learned to put their egos aside and collaborate better, according to the leading researcher behind the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine. Prof...

Burgerregte-pionier wil inhegtenisnemingsrekord vir weiering om sitplek prys te gee geskrap

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Die burgerregte-pionier Claudette Colvin, wie in 1955 het geweier om haar bussitplek vir 'n wit persoon in Montgomery prys te gee, Alabama, vra 'n hof om alle rekords van haar inhegtenisneming uit te wis, sê sy is nooit in kennis gestel t ...

Spanish museum celebrates pioneer who took smallpox vaccine to colonies

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Claus Schulze, German electronic music pioneer, sterf bejaardes 74

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Claus Schulze, the German multi-instrumentalist whose work with drones, pulses and synthesisers was hugely influential on generations of electronic music makers, is oorlede op ouderdom 74. Frank Uhle, managing director of Schu...

Bice Lazzari: Modernist Pioneer review – exquisite, tranquil abstraction that draws you in

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Who was Bice Lazzari? At the Estorick Collection in north London, the curator Renato Miracco puts the case for this too little-known Italian modernist with utmost straightforwardness. On display are 40 works, offered ...