F1 champ reveals first car he ever bought

F1 champ reveals first car he ever bought

Story highlights Lewis Hamilton reveals first ever car Tells CNN “It was just the greatest thing” Before making his name as one of the best racing drivers ever, the Mercedes man was behind the wheel of a more everyday vehicle. “It was a Mini!” laughs Hamilton, recalling his first ever car. “Actually my mum’s was the first I drove, and then I got one.” “It was second-hand but it was really in great condition.” Hamilton’s Mini might have not have clocked the top speeds of F1’s sleek, aerodynamic machines, but…

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Easter 2017: How we compare with other nations on Good Friday observance

Easter 2017: How we compare with other nations on Good Friday observance

Good Friday just got slightly more lively in Australia – this year for the first time there’s a footy match in Victoria and a horse race in Western Australia – but otherwise it’s still the quietest day of the year. The liquor stores and supermarkets are shut, businesses close, restaurants and cafes are (mostly) shuttered and the banks are empty. But in many other countries around the world – even nations predominantly Catholic – Good Friday is no big deal. Play VideoDon’t Play Robot Love in Japan: Pepper Play VideoDon’t…

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Why the 'mother of all bombs' and why now?

Why the 'mother of all bombs' and why now?

The non-nuclear 21,600-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) “targeted a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters use to move around freely,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. Thursday’s bombing had a feeling of deja vu. A decade and a half ago the US Air Force dropped massive 15,000 pound “Daisy Cutter” bombs on the Tora Bora complex where Osama bin Laden was hiding in December 2001. Achin district is only a dozen or so miles from the Tora Bora region. While those Daisy Cutter bombs…

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'Lost' 19th century Australian landscape painting back on display

'Lost' 19th century Australian landscape painting back on display

Updated April 13, 2017 09:30:14 Photo: View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai, 1872 by Eugene von Guérard. (Supplied: Sotheby’s Australia) Related Story: Von Guerard’s nature revealed A painting by renowned Australian landscape artist Eugene von Guérard, which has not been seen by art scholars for almost 150 years, has been rediscovered. The work, titled View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolamai, depicts wild waves crashing over Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island along Victoria’s coast and was last seen in public in 1873 at the Vienna World Exposition…

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Gifted and talented kids: How do you nurture a curious mind?

Gifted and talented kids: How do you nurture a curious mind?

Five young minds share their stories of how they’ve pushed beyond boundaries to excel in science and maths and what support helped them get there. Taylor Wilson — Nuclear reactor creator When he was just 14, American Taylor Wilson became the youngest person in the world at the time to build a nuclear fusion reactor. It’s an amazing feat that he attributes to a combination of his curiosity and his parents support. “I’ve always been curious about the way the world works, why the world worked the way it did,…

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