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Stephen Hawking, 32 Other Scientists Pen Angry Letter About Origin Of Universe Theory

Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?

Space May 15, 2017

What Stephen Hawking Gets Wrong In His Viral Prediction That Humans Should Escape Into Space In 100 Years

Fox News columnist Michael Guillen questions Stephen Hawking’s latest doomsday prediction about the Earth having only 100 years left and humans escaping to Mars to survive. Here’s why.

Space May 9, 2017

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Need To Leave Earth In 100 Years: Here Are The Technologies That Can Make This Possible

Leading physicist Stephen Hawking has called for colonization of other planets as human race may not survive beyond 100 years. This is because of too many problems haunting mankind, including climate change and asteroid strike.

Space May 6, 2017

Stephen Hawking To Examine How Humans Can Leave Planet Earth Within 100 Years In New Documentary

Stephen Hawking has warned that the next century might be the most dangerous for Earth. In a new BBC documentary, he will set out to discover ways humans can begin preparing to live in outer space.

Feature | Science May 3, 2017

Interesting Facts About The Brilliant Mind That Is Stephen Hawking

You may know Stephen Hawking as a brilliant theoretical physicist, but here are a few other fun things that you may like to know about the man behind the theory of the Big Bang.

Celebrities April 8, 2017

Event Horizon Telescope May Help Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?

Space April 8, 2017

Stephen Hawking Raises Concerns Over Trump’s Environmental Policy

Reputed physicist Stephen Hawking has raised concerns over the environmental policy of President Donald Trump and called for the replacement of EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He said the effects of climate change in America need to be tackled with a serious approach.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking Gets Opportunity Of Space Travel From Sir Richard Branson

Stephen Hawking intended to travel to space with Virgin Galactic thanks to Sir Richard Branson. Hawking opened up about the proposed plan and shared his perspective on politics in an interview.

Space March 20, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Robot Apocalypse: Here's How Humanity Can Protect Itself From Artificial Intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.

Robotics March 9, 2017

Stephen Hawking Predicts Human Destruction From Technological Advances

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has cautioned that technological strides that helped humans achieve insurmountable feats will also lead to their demise. He sees threats coming from nuclear war, biological war and advancements like artificial intelligence.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

Stephen Hawking Turns 75: Facts And Trivia On The Genius Physicist

As renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking celebrates his 75th birthday, we look back at his astounding battle with ALS and his genius life in the sciences.

Space January 9, 2017

1000 Years: Time Humans Have, Says Stephen Hawking, To Find Another Planet Or Face Mass Extinction

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has said mankind is running short of time and in 1000 years they must find another planet to colonize as life on Earth is turning risky and a mass extinction is not ruled out.

Space November 17, 2016

Stephen Hawking Is All For Searching For Aliens But Warns Against Inviting Them Over To Earth

Stephen Hawking voiced his concerns about exposing human civilization to technologically advanced alien civilizations. This is despite the famous physicist's own excitement about seeing aliens and knowing more about them.

Space September 24, 2016

Stephen Hawking, Yuri Milner Plan To Explore Closest Earth-Like Planet Proxima B

The discovery of the closest Earth-like planet to our solar system is creating a buzz in the scientific community. With that, top scientific minds such as Stephen Hawking are planning to launch an ambitious exploration to the exoplanet.

Space August 28, 2016

Stephen Hawking's Prediction About Black Holes May Be Right After All

Stephen Hawking once predicted that it was possible to escape from a black hole. Now, an experiment in Israel has suggested that Hawking may actually be correct.

Space August 16, 2016

Stephen Hawking Says Greed, Stupidity Are Greatest Threats To Humanity

Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking shared his thoughts on the problems currently plaguing humanity during his interview with Larry King on 'Larry King Now.' He said stupidity and greed are two of the biggest threats to mankind right now.

Earth/Environment June 29, 2016

Stephen Hawking Plans To Map Universe: Supercomputer Will Plot Position Of Galaxies

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is planning to map the known universe in 3D through the help of a supercomputer in Cambridge. The map will also help reveal the true nature of dark energy.

Space June 28, 2016

Stephen Hawking Can Understand And Explain Astrophysics But Not Donald Trump's Popularity

'A Brief History of Time' author Stephen Hawking can school us on all things astrophysics, but he admits there is one thing he can neither explain nor understand: the rise of demagogue candidate Donald Trump.

Life & Style May 31, 2016

Black Holes May Be Possible Portals To Another Universe: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has another theory about the most mysterious objects in the cosmos. He said that black holes may be possible portals to another universe.

Space April 25, 2016

Stephen Hawking Explains Black Holes: They Aren't As Black As You Think

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking discussed the nature of black holes and the concern about the information paradox to students and faculty members of Harvard University. He explained that black holes are not exactly the inescapable vacuums in space that they were first thought to be.

Space April 20, 2016

Stephen Hawking, Yuri Milner Plan To Send Tiny Interstellar Probes To Alpha Centauri: What Are Potential Problems?

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner plan to send a fleet of nano spacecraft to star system Alpha Centauri. The ambitious plan, however, is not immune to potential problems.

Space April 15, 2016

Is Alpha Centauri The Best Target For Mankind's First Interstellar Probe?

The first visit to Alpha Centauri may be from hundreds of tiny spacecraft. What might these robotic explorers find when they arrive at our nearest stellar neighbor?

Space April 13, 2016

Stephen Hawking, Russian Billionaire Want To Build Interstellar Starship To Visit Alpha Centauri

Russian tech entrepreneur and billionaire Yuri Milner, along with Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg, announced an interstellar mission to Alpha Centauri. 'Breakthrough Starshot' will send a fleet of nanocrafts to the star systems to look for any planetary existence and details in that part of the universe.

Space April 13, 2016

Stephen Hawking Gains One Million Followers Within Six Hours After Opening Weibo Account

It only took six hours for Stephen Hawking’s Weibo account to hit one million followers. Weibo is China’s Twitter-like site and has 222 million active users worldwide.

Internet April 13, 2016

Stephen Hawking Pays Tribute To Teacher Who Made Him Appreciate Math

Stephen Hawking never forgot the person who inspired him to love math. Thanks to Dikran Tahta, a British mathematician, the physicist is who he is today.

Society March 10, 2016

Humans Can Harness Mini Black Hole To Power World's Electricity: Stephen Hawking

Nothing can escape black holes, not even light. But celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking has challenged this concept. Hawking even said if humans found mini-black holes, we could potentially harness them to supply electricity on Earth.

Energy February 3, 2016

The Hairy Black Hole Hypothesis: Black Holes Have ‘Soft Hairs’ To Preserve Information Falling In

Professor Stephen Hawking made another history after releasing a new theory, the hairy black hole hypothesis. With co-researchers, they found that soft, zero-energy photons retain the quantum state information of whatever enters a massive cosmic black hole.

Space January 30, 2016

Paul Rudd And Stephen Hawking Played Chess — Guess Who Won

The California Institute of Technology released a video today of the actor and physicist dueling at an age-old game, with a quantum twist.

LIFE January 27, 2016

Mankind Is Dooming Itself But Humans Have Chance To Survive: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking said that a man-made planetary disaster due to global warming, genetically engineered viruses and nuclear war is likely to happen in the next millenia. The astrophysicist, however, is optimistic that mankind can survive.

Animals January 20, 2016

Stephen Hawking Launches Award For Science Communication Bearing His Name

A new award that bears the name of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was launched last Wednesday. The award was created to make science and space more accessible to the public.

Space December 18, 2015

OpenAI: Mission Of This Elon Musk-Backed AI Venture Is To Ensure Skynet Doesn't Happen

A new organization called OpenAI has been created, with funding from the likes of Elon Musk and Sam Altman. Its mission? To ensure that artificial intelligence never becomes something that could harm us.

Start Ups December 15, 2015

World's Biggest Mystery Is Women, Says Stephen Hawking

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking said that the greatest mystery for him is women during an AMA session at Reddit. The AMA centered on his stand on artificial intelligence.

October 12, 2015

Stephen Hawking Warns About Dangers Of AI Arms Race In Latest Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking recently answered Reddit questions about the dangers of artificial intelligence. In the thread, he continued to advocate against AI arms race and said that the emergence of AI may either be the best or worst thing to happen to humanity.

October 10, 2015

Do Aliens Exist? Most People In The US And UK Think So

A YouGov survey found that more than one in two people in the U.S., UK and Germany believe intelligent ET exists out there. Respondents also answer why it is likely that aliens have not contacted the Earth yet.

Space September 28, 2015

This Week In Space: Of Black Holes And Butterflies

Stephen Hawking may have solved a long-standing problem in astrophysics with math, but NASA is working on pre-empting problems by crashing expensive pieces of equipment. Plus, fire fountains on the moon and a cosmic butterfly.

Space August 28, 2015

Is Artificial Intelligence Really A Threat To Humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has long been a concept in things like movies, with evil robots wanting power of their own. However, could this kind of threat ever exist from AI in the real world?

FUTURE TECH August 28, 2015

Stephen Hawking Says That There Is A Way To Escape A Black Hole

Stephen Hawking, one of the most important physicists and cosmologists of the 20th century, proposes that there is a way out of black holes — through Hawking radiation

Space August 25, 2015

Stephen Hawking's Speech Software Is Now Available To Download

Intel has made the source code for the Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit used to build Stephen Hawking's speech software available for download through GitHub. For now, it can only be used on PCs.

Apps/Software August 18, 2015

'Zoolander 2' Trailer Is Narrated By Stephen Hawking's DECTalk Dennis Speech Synthesizer

The trailer for the new 'Zoolander' movie set to be released early next year features narration by Stephen Hawking, or rather his DECTalk Dennis speech synthesizer.

Movies/TV Shows August 3, 2015

Hawking, Musk, Wozniak And Other AI Experts Urge Ban On Autonomous Weapons

Experts in robotics, science and tech wrote an open letter voicing their concerns about the threat autonomous weapons could pose against humanity.

FUTURE TECH July 27, 2015

Stephen Hawking's First Ever Reddit AMA Set For July 27 Through Aug. 4: Get Ready To Fire Away

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is set to take part in a Reddit AMA, which will be the longest AMA in Reddit history. Hawking will take questions over a week and answer the questions in the weeks after.

July 27, 2015

Stephen Hawking Joins Yuri Milner In $100 Million Hunt For Alien Lifeform: How You Can Help

A hunt for alien life will turn to crowdsourced computing power to crunch data. Your computer, tablet or smartphone can help in the search, project leaders say.

July 26, 2015

Stephen Hawking Is Doing A Reddit AMA, But With A Different Spin

World-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking will be holding a Reddit AMA session — with a little twist.

Movies/TV Shows July 24, 2015

Why Did Stephen Hawking Change His Mind On The Future Of Humanity And Aliens?

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has spent five years warning about the dangers of contacting alien life but is now leading a call to expand the search. What made Hawking change his mind about the future of humanity?

Space July 21, 2015

Stephen Hawking Turbocharges Search For Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

The search for extraterrestrial life just got a boost as Stephen Hawking officially backs Breakthrough effort to confirm whether or not life beyond Earth exists.

July 21, 2015

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