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Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

Far below the surface of the ocean, off the coast of eastern Australia, is an area simply known as "the abyss." The largest and deepest habitat on the planet, the abyssal zone stretches well beyond Australia's waters and spans half the world's oceans — but it remains largely unexplored.<p>Marine …

Seafloor

Destiny's first expansion means exclusive content for PlayStation

<i>Destiny</i> is offering content exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 — including an extra strike mission — when its first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, launches next week, Sony announced this morning.<p>The exclusive content comprises The Undying Mind, an exclusive strike set on Mars and The 4th …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Hacker bomb threat diverts flight carrying Sony Online president

The hacker group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network outage sent a bomb threat, via Twitter, about an American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Smedley has confirmed he is on the flight and that it was diverted for security …

Pictures of the Week 8.7.14

Rollie the Armadillo at Play

YouTube Link<p>YouTube Channel <b>Animal Moments</b> posted this adorable video of Rollie, a southern three-banded armadillo, playfully pouncing on his little …