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  • Lack of evidence put Hawking’s Nobel hopes in black hole

    03/15/2018 5:21:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Seth Borenstein
    Stephen Hawking won accolades from his peers for having one of the most brilliant minds in science, but he never got a Nobel Prize because no one has yet proven his ideas. The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas. Hawking was a deep thinker — a theorist — and his musings about black holes and cosmology have yet to get the lockdown evidence that accompanies the physics prizes, his fellow scientists said.
  • Reactions to Stephen Hawking's death slammed as 'ableist' — here’s why

    03/15/2018 2:49:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 14, 2018 | Erin Donnelly
    As the world mourns the death of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, many are calling out tributes that contain “ableist” language and what one disability rights blogger described as “inspiration porn.” Among the social media posts honoring the A Brief History of Time author, who died March 13 at 76, are references to his use of a wheelchair and ALS diagnosis. Several tributes and obituaries have praised Hawking for “overcoming” his disease, while others claimed that death has “freed” him from his wheelchair. But those comments perpetuate demeaning stereotypes, advocates and members of the public, including model and deaf activist Nyle...
  • "Mind over Matter" Stephen Hawking; An Obituary by his friend Dr. Roger Penrose

    03/14/2018 8:19:50 AM PDT · by Voption · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2018 | Dr. Roger Penrose
    The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorized wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the controls, caught the public imagination, as a true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter. As with the Delphic oracle of ancient Greece, physical impairment seemed compensated by almost supernatural gifts, which allowed his mind to roam the universe freely, upon occasion enigmatically revealing some of its secrets hidden from ordinary mortal view.
  • Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair ...

    03/14/2018 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 14, 2018 | Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Anthony Joseph and Jessa Schroeder For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Last photographs of Stephen Hawking emerge showing him enjoying a night out in Mayfair as his children pay tribute to the professor's 'brilliance and humour' after he dies peacefully aged 76 Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 - more than 50 years after he was given just two years to live. The world's most celebrated scientist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed. Today the last pictures of Professor Hawking emerged and showed him out enjoying dinner in Mayfair...
  • Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

    03/14/2018 2:45:41 AM PDT · by P8riot · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/14/18 | Roger Penrose
    Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

    03/13/2018 8:56:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 172 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13, 2018
    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • Humans on Earth Will Perish in 600 Years, Stephen Hawking Warns

    11/07/2017 12:09:19 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 121 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Staff
    According to Hawking, our planet will become overcrowded, and increased energy consumption will turn Earth into a ball of fire because of the rising population and exponential consumption. But he seems to have a solution. Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the human race will cease to exist on Earth after humans turn it into a giant fireball by 2600 year. To escape from the catastrophe, humans must "boldly go where no one has gone before," Hawking declared during his video appearance at the Tencent WE Summit in Beijing, as quoted by the New York Post. The physicist appealed to...
  • Stephen Hawking fears Trump could ‘push Earth over the brink’ and start chain reaction which...

    07/03/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3rd July 2017 | Jasper Hamill
    STEPHEN Hawking fears Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement could be the “tipping point” which wipes out humanity and turns our planet into a living hell.The British professor is worried that The Donald’s rejection of this plan to combat global warming could cause irreversible changes which doom our planet to a grim fate. 1 Will Donald Trump bring about the apocalypse? Professor Stephen Hawking certainly appears to think so In recent years, Hawking has become something of a doom-monger who is determined to sketch out a variety of grim fates which await the human...
  • Stephen Hawking just moved up humanity’s deadline for escaping Earth

    05/05/2017 7:27:22 AM PDT · by Phlap · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/05/2017 | Peter Holly
    ... Hawking, the renowned theoretical physicist turned apocalypse warning system, is back with a revised deadline. In "Expedition New Earth" — a documentary that debuts this summer as part of the BBC’s "Tomorrow’s World" science season — Hawking claims that Mother Earth would greatly appreciate it if we could gather our belongings and get out — not in 1,000 years, but in the next century or so. You heard the man — a single human lifetime. Is this nerd serious? Thanks, Steve.
  • Stephen Hawking: "I may not be welcome" in Trump's America

    03/20/2017 11:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 20, 2017 | Judith Vonberg, CNN
    British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump's election as "a definite swing to a right-wing" and a "more authoritarian approach." He was especially critical of the appointment of Scott Pruitt, "a man who does not believe that carbon dioxide causes climate change," as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. "He should replace Scott Pruitt at the Environment Protection Agency," Hawking told ITV. "Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and...
  • Stephen Hawking: People must control aggression or face humanity's demise [suggests world govt]

    03/08/2017 10:25:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    KRMG ^ | March 8, 2017 5:18 PM | Theresa Seiger
    While physicist Stephen Hawking is optimistic about the future, he warned in an interview published Tuesday that, with the pace of technological advancement, humans must gain control over their aggressive instincts in order to survive. The famed English scientist told The Times that the issue lies in the instincts humanity has honed to survive so far. “Since civilization began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” he told the British newspaper. “It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all...
  • Pope Francis meets Stephen Hawking at Vatican science conference

    11/30/2016 2:38:15 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 30, 2016 | Carol Glatz
    Pope Francis greets Stephen Hawking (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano) The Pontiff addressed the meeting held by Pontifical Academy of Sciences Pope addressed experts, including Prof Stephen Hawking, at a session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (November 25-29) convened to discuss the impact of scientific knowledge and technology on people and the planet.The Pope told them that humanity does not own God’s gift of creation and has no right to pillage it“We are not custodians of a museum and its masterpieces that we have to dust off every morning, but rather collaborators in the conservation and development of the existence and biodiversity...
  • Atheist gives his theory on the origin of the universe at the Vatican

    11/26/2016 4:12:21 PM PST · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    Call Me Jorge ^ | November 25, 2016
    “Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn't. I'm an atheist.” — Stephen Hawking — Surprise! Surprise! God doesn’t matter! What’s an atheist doing speaking at the Vatican?
  • Get Your Affairs in Order! Stephen Hawking Says We Only Have 1000 Years!

    11/16/2016 11:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | November16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Stephen Hawking. Are you ready for this? Stephen Hawking is said to be the smartest man on earth. It's a toss-up between who's smarter, Hawking or Hillary Clinton. Stephen Hawking says we only have 1,000 years. If we don't find another planet or an asteroid to colonize, that's it for the human race, and that's largely because of climate change. One thousand years. Where are you gonna book your time? Is Elon Musk... Are they gonna give him some drug that keeps him alive forever? He, by the way, will be subsidized to the tune of $55...
  • Professor Stephen Hawking says humans will be wiped out in 1,000 years unless we find new planet

    11/16/2016 9:09:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 104 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | November 16, 2016 | Anthony Bond
    Professor Stephen Hawking says humans have less than 1,000 years on Earth before we are wiped out by extinction. The celebrated physicist said humans will only survive if another planet was found to live on. The 74-year-old said unless this happens then humans will be wiped out in a mass extinction.
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking bewildered by Trump

    05/30/2016 6:04:21 PM PDT · by BurgerAndFries · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 30th May, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    For Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned expert in theoretical physics and cosmology, the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a mystery. Hawking called Trump "a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” during an appearance on the United Kingdom’s ITV network. In addition to his scientific work, Hawking, who has a slow-progressing form of ALS, is a vocal advocate for individuals with disabilities. Trump drew criticism late last year on the campaign trail when he appeared to mock a New York Times reporter with a disability at a rally in South Carolina. Trump later denied mocking the...
  • Hawking at Harvard ... tackles the contradictory qualities of black holes

    05/10/2016 1:00:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies ^ | 4/18/16 | Peter Reuell
    Hawking at Harvard At packed Sanders Theatre, theoretical physicist and cosmologist tackles the contradictory qualities of black holes April 18, 2016 | Editor's Pick Popular Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer"If determinism — the predictability of the universe — breaks down in black holes, it could break down in other situations. Even worse, if determinism breaks down, we can’t be sure of our past history either. The history books and our memories could just be illusions. It is the past that tells us who we are. Without it, we lose our identity," said Stephen Hawking. By Peter Reuell, Harvard Staff Writer Twitter...
  • Hawking backs interstellar travel project

    04/12/2016 2:00:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/12/16 | Pallab Ghosh
    Stephen Hawking is backing a project to send tiny spacecraft to another star system within a generation. They would travel trillions of miles; far further than any previous craft. A $100m (Ł70m) research programme to develop the computer chip-sized "starships" was launched by the billionaire Yuri Milner, supported by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Interstellar travel has long been a dream for many, but significant technological hurdles remain. But Prof Hawking told BBC News that fantasy could be realised sooner than we might think. Media captionThe spacecraft would be propelled from earth by a giant laser, as Pallab Ghosh reports "If...
  • A world leading scientist on the search for extraterrestrials pointed out a flaw in Stephen Hawking'

    01/22/2016 6:25:40 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January. 20, 2016, 9:52 AM | Jessica Orwig
    While Hawking fears that giving aliens our cosmic address could potentially bring death and ruin — much like what happened to many groups of Native Americans when Europeans invaded North America — Tarter thinks that aliens advanced enough to skip across star systems and reach Earth will be friendly, not aggressive.  
  • Stephen Hawking's New Black-Hole Paper, Translated: An Interview with Co-Author Andrew Strominger

    01/09/2016 2:33:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 1/8/16 | Seth Fletcher
    Stephen Hawking's New Black-Hole Paper, Translated: An Interview with Co-Author Andrew Strominger The Harvard string theorist explains the collaboration's long-awaited research on the black-hole information paradox Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Email Print Share via Google+Stumble Upon Penrose diagram for a semiclassical evaporating black hole, as presented in "Soft Hair on Black Holes." CREDIT: Prahar Mitra In the mid 1970s, Stephen Hawking made a string of unnerving discoveries about black holes—that they could evaporate, even explode, and destroy all information about what had fallen in. Physicists spent the next 40 years sorting through the wreckage. Then last year, at a...