Latest Stephen Hawking Stories

2008-04-21 18:00:44

Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has been thinking a lot about the cosmic question, "Are we alone?" The answer is probably not, he says.

2008-03-12 13:15:00

Stephen Hawking should be pleased. The first signs of an effect the British physicist predicted more than 30 years ago – known as Hawking radiation – have finally materialized from the simulated edge of a black hole.

2007-04-26 16:00:00

Free of his wheelchair and tethered only to heart rate and blood pressure monitors, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking on Thursday fulfilled a dream of floating weightless on a zero-gravity jet, a step he hopes leads to further space adventures.

2007-04-25 10:05:00

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who has been confined to a wheelchair for most of his adult life, expects weightlessness to feel like "bliss" when he goes on a "zero-gravity" flight Thursday aboard a refitted jet.

2007-02-27 12:10:00

Scientists have established that quantum information cannot be ‘hidden’ in conventional ways, or in Braunstein’s words, "quantum information can run but it can’t hide." This result gives a surprising new twist to one of the great mysteries about black holes.

2007-01-08 09:22:27

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says he wants to undertake a zero-gravity flight aboard an airplane this year as a precursor to a journey into space, a newspaper reported Monday

2006-11-28 07:52:55

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is being honored with the world's oldest award for scientific achievement, with a special high-altitude assist from NASA.

2006-06-22 09:35:00

Stephen Hawking expressed concern about global warming Wednesday even as he charmed and provoked a group of Chinese students. He said he was afraid that Earth "might end up like Venus, at 250 degrees centigrade and raining sulfuric acid."

2006-06-15 15:48:16

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking said Thursday that Pope John Paul II tried to discourage him and other scientists attending a cosmology conference at the Vatican from trying to figure out how the universe began.

2006-06-13 08:30:00

The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe because there's an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy the Earth, world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday.

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