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Bill Gates predicts the future of global health

What’s the shape of global health to come? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates issued two hopeful predictions for the year 2040 today during a lecture given at the late physicist Stephen Hawking’s home university in his honor. Spoiler alert: Gates says … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking gets a cosmic sendoff

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking’s ashes were interred among the greats of British science at Westminster Abbey today — and to mark his passing, his message of peace and hope was beamed to the nearest known black hole. Black holes were a favorite subject … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking’s ‘Final Theory’ gets published

Weeks after the death of British physicist Stephen Hawking, his final research paper on the nature of our universe and its place in the wider multiverse was published today in the Journal of High-Energy Physics. Now it’s up to his co-author, … Continue reading

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Even after death, Stephen Hawking stirs up a fuss

The ashes of the late British physicist Stephen Hawking will get a fitting resting place in Westminster Abbey, near the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. But you could argue that the true monuments to Hawking’s memory are his books … Continue reading

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Celebrities and tech titans salute Stephen Hawking

Few luminaries bridged the frontiers of science and pop culture as completely as physicist Stephen Hawking, and that fact was as obvious as 2+2=4 in the tributes that were tweeted as word of his death spread. Hawking played himself as a wheelchair-riding … Continue reading

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RIP Stephen Hawking, world’s most famous scientist

Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who became famous for his way-out theories and for overcoming debilitating disease, has died at the age of 76, his children said in a statement tonight. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking warns about hell on Earth

British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned repeatedly that Earth could well be doomed, but his latest warning gives us no more than 583 years before we get burned on Earth. During a video clip aired at the Tencent WE Summit … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking lays out space timetable

British physicist Stephen Hawking has repeatedly warned us that we have just a century or two to move off Earth, and he just shared his vision for how to do it. Hawking laid out a timetable this week during a … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking: Leave Earth in 100 years

In an upcoming TV documentary, British physicist Stephen Hawking revives his prediction that humanity will have to spread out a new home in space within 100 years in order to ensure the species’ survival. But this time, he’s looking into … Continue reading

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Balloons for Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday

Famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has long wanted to go into space, so what better way to celebrate his 75th birthday than sending him a greeting from near-space? The greeting comes courtesy of a stratospheric balloon experiment, executed at the … Continue reading

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