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Does the future of humanity lie in space?

World-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, are united by a common belief. They are members of an influential group of scientists and visionaries who believe that the long-term future of the human……

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Stephen Hawking: Brain could exist outside body but ‘conventional afterlife is a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark’

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it’s theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale. Speaking at…

Stephen Hawking: Those in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives

Professor Stephen Hawking, who once said he thought assisted dying was “a great mistake”, has changed his stance to support the right of terminally ill people who are suffering to end their lives. Hawking, 71, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease – a form of motor neurone disease – at…

My Brief History: a memoir by Stephen Hawking – review

The brevity of Stephen Hawking’s memoir makes for a powerful profile of the cosmologist’s life The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called “From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time” until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed “Short”…

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel in solidarity with Palestinians

Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted…

Prof. Stephen Hawking tells students the universe does not need a God to exist

Former Cambridge Professor Stephen Hawking told students at Caltech this week that, contrary to the feelings of many God enthusiasts, the universe did not require a deity to create, nor does it require one to continue existing. Though his speech was supposed to be free of recording devices, some sly…

‘Unwell’ Stephen Hawking misses 70th birthday event

British scientist Stephen Hawking was forced to miss a scientific debate to mark his 70th birthday Sunday due to ill health but sent an upbeat message saying he was living at a “glorious time”. As scientists and media gathered at Cambridge University for a symposium to mark Hawking’s birthday, vice-chancellor Professor Sir…

Stephen Hawking celebrates 70th birthday

British scientist Stephen Hawking celebrated his 70th birthday Sunday, an age many experts never expected the motor neurone disease sufferer to reach. When Hawking was diagnosed with the debilitating condition aged 21, he was given only a few years to live. But despite spending most of his life in a…

We don’t need no water

During Obama’s campaign, the Fight The Smears website became a useful tool to push back against the right wing willingness to lie their heads off about anything for the slightest partisan gain. So it’s unsurprising that they’re going with the same strategy in pushing back against the scorched earth bullshit…

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