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2013-01-18 14:45:24

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over the years, the British cosmologist and theoretical physicist extraordinaire Stephen Hawking has become as well known for his ability to translate mind-boggling research about the universe into language that´s accessible to the layman as he is for his groundbreaking theoretical work in gravitational singularities and black hole radiation. This month, Cambridge´s wheelchair-bound conqueror of the cosmos turns 71....

University Denies Report Calling Hawking A Strip Club Regular
2012-02-29 06:03:08

Cambridge University has confirmed reports from an American website that renowned physicist and professor Stephen Hawking had been spotted at a gentleman's club in California. However, they denied that the 70-year-old author of A Brief History of Time was a regular at the Freedom Acres swingers club in Devore, as had been reported by RadarOnline.com last Friday. Tim Holt, a press officer for the university, said on Tuesday that the original story was "greatly exaggerated" and that it...

Intel Works To Help Stephen Hawking Keep Speaking
2012-01-10 08:05:07

Intel Corp. is searching for ways to help renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking continue speaking, said a senior executive with the company this week. Justin Rattner, Intel´s chief technology officer, told the Associated Press on Monday that the chipmaker has a research team in Britain that is working to develop a new speech system for Hawking, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease when he was just 21 years old. The incurable degenerative disorder has left him...

Hawking Unable To Attend 70th Birthday Celebration
2012-01-09 05:25:51

A special conference held to honor Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday went on without the guest of honor Sunday, as the professor and physicist was forced to cancel his appearance after being hospitalized for an unidentified infection last week. According to the Associated Press (AP), University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz told those in attendance, "Unfortunately, his recovery has not been fast enough for him to be able to be here“¦ If you're listening...

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2011-05-16 11:20:00

British scientist Stephen Hawking reaffirmed his atheist views during an interview with The Guardian published on Monday. Hawking said he believes heaven is a "fairy story" for people who are afraid of the dark. He told The Guardian that his views were partly influenced by his battle with motor neuron disease. "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he told the...

2010-09-09 12:06:00

Leading Authority on Metaphysics to Respond to Hawking's Creation Theory IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's on! The Larry King stage is set for what may shape up to be one of the most provocative discussions on the need for a Creator in physics. Stephen Hawking's latest controversial work The Grand Design -- "no God required" -- has drawn vigorous retort from the religious community. One prominent philosopher and metaphysical expert, Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D....

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2010-09-02 09:40:00

In his latest book, British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking asserts that an omniscient, all-powerful being was not needed to create the universe, and that the "Big Bang" was a natural side effect of the laws of physics, according to various media reports. An excerpt from the book, which is entitled 'The Grand Design' and is co-authored by American physicist Leonard Mlodinow, was first published in the UK newspaper the Times on Thursday. According to Michael Holden of...

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2010-08-10 11:00:00

British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for the people of Earth--find a way to survive in outer space in the next 100 years, or face extinction. Speaking to the website Big Think, the former Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient said, "I believe that the long term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have...

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2009-04-21 08:35:00

Cambridge University said Tuesday that physicist Stephen Hawking's family expects him to recover fully from a chest infection that has left him hospitalized. Hawking was taken to a local hospital in Cambridge on Monday.  He is 67 years old and suffers from an illness that has him wheel-chair bound and almost completely paralyzed.  Hawking communicates through an electronic voice synthesizer activated by his fingers. He is now "being kept in observation" at the hospital after being...

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2008-10-24 12:25:00

Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking will retire from his prominent Cambridge University position at the end of the academic year in September, but plans to continue his study of space and time, the university said Friday. Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position once held by the distinguished 18th century physicist Isaac Newton. Cambridge University policy requires officeholders to retire at the end of the academic year in which they turn 67 years old, a milestone Hawking...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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