Professor Stephen Hawking in December.
August 25, 2015 The world's most famous physicist unveiled a novel idea that he says solves the mystery of the information paradox. Essentially, he explained, information can escape a black hole.
Stephen Hawking at The Royal Society on Monday.
July 20, 2015 The British cosmologist's new $100 million search for alien life will explore 10 times more sky than previous projects.
Stephen Hawking flying through the universe in a new video of Monty Python's Galaxy Song.
April 12, 2015 The renowned physicist is featured in a soon-to-be-released video of the classic song from the 1983 film The Meaning of Life.
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in 2006.
December 10, 2014 The Theory of Everything celebrates the spirit of a man who has fought for all of his adult life to uncover the mystery of time, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking gives a talk to workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, in April 2013.
October 9, 2014 The famous cosmologist will appear on the track "Talkin' Hawkin' " on the upcoming album The Endless River, set for release next month. It's his second inclusion on one of the band's songs.
A view of the Large Hadron Collider in its tunnel at CERN in Switzerland.
September 3, 2014 In taking sides for or against a theory, scientists place their faith on an idea. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser asks what happens when the idea can't be tested or validated. Is it still science?
Physicist Stephen Hawking has revealed "England's World Cup Success Formula," which he says was derived by using general logistic regression analysis.
May 28, 2014 Soccer fan Stephen Hawking turns sports pundit and applies general logistic regression to England's odds in the World Cup. On penalty kicks: "England couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo."
This artist's impression shows the surroundings of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the active galaxy NGC 3783 in the southern constellation of Centaurus.
February 5, 2014 Stephen Hawking wants to do away with black holes (as we know them) so he can save the two pillars of modern physics: general relativity and quantum mechanics. At stake is our understanding of the nature of space and time, and how matter affects, and is affected by, both.
British scientist Stephen Hawking appears during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in London last year.
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September 17, 2013 The man, who has lived for years with Lou Gehrig's disease and is considered among the world's most brilliant living scientists, said: "We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?"
Chuck Palahniuk rides the Paris subway on Sept. 29, 2006.
July 24, 2013 Also: James Lasdun on turning down Doris Lessing; Stephen Hawking's new memoir; why Barnes & Noble isn't dead yet.
British cosmologist Stephen Hawking gives a talk to workers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on April 9.
May 8, 2013 The physicist said his decision as based on the advice of his Palestinian contacts. Hawking is one of the most prominent figures to join the academic boycott of the Jewish state. His decision has been criticized and labeled hypocritical.
May 16, 2011 "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail," he tells The Guardian. "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
Deep space; deep questions.
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September 3, 2010 The famed physicist argues in a new book that "spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing."
May 12, 2010 Steven Hawking tells you how to build a time machine.
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