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Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

11 amazing places in London to get your culture fix

It’s not too late to vote in the Love London Awards, a chance for you pick the places you love – from bars and cafés to parks and culture spots – and …

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Stephen Hawking's ashes to sit near graves of Newton and Darwin

<b>(CNN) —</b> The ashes of world famous physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in London's Westminster Abbey near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.<p>In a statement released by the Abbey on Tuesday, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, said it …

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There’s a new aurora in subpolar skies. Its name is Steve

The northern and southern lights have dazzled sky watchers for millennia with their eerie, greenish glows. Now, a new purplish aurora is joining the …

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

Professor Stephen Hawking's greatest wish

The physicist, who has died aged 76, had motor neurone disease and was told he would live for three years when he was first diagnosed when he was 21.<p>He spoke to the BBC's Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh in 2017 about what he wanted most to celebrate his 75th birthday.

“Indians are so good at math and physics”: When Stephen Hawking came to India

In January 2001, the pioneering British physicist Stephen Hawking, who died today (March 14) at the age of 76, visited India.<p>One of the three scientists to be awarded the first Sarojini Damodaran Fellowship by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, Hawking had been invited to attend …

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The world reacts to the death of the much-loved Stephen Hawking

It may be a cliché to describe someone as an inspiration, but there is no title more befitting for the late Stephen Hawking.<p>The British theoretical …

'Remember to look up at the stars': the best Stephen Hawking quotes

Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, combined a soaring intellect and a mischievous sense of humour that made him an icon of both academia and popular culture.<p>Here are some of his greatest quotes:<p>“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed …

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‘May you keep flying like superman in microgravity’: Tributes from around the globe pour in for Stephen Hawking

LONDON — Tributes from around the world poured in Wednesday for Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most famous scientists, who died age 76.<p>Hawking, an intellectual giant who became an international symbol of the power of the human mind, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England.<p>The …

A brief history of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

I first encountered Stephen Hawking on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Inside, its pages told a story we all know today, but at the time it was a revelation: a Cambridge astrophysicist sought to solve the great mysteries of the universe, while he himself was trapped in a wheelchair by a …

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What is ALS, the condition Stephen Hawking lived with for over 5 decades?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease. It affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that make the muscles of both the upper and lower body work.<p>Those nerve cells lose their ability to initiate and control muscle …

Stephen Hawking: a life in pictures

From The Simpsons to Pink Floyd: Stephen Hawking in popular culture

‘This Oscar,” declared Eddie Redmayne, delirious, “belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family.”<p>The family was the Hawkings. Redmayne had just been named best actor at the 2014 Academy Awards and, while co-ownership of Redmayne’s statuette …

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Stephen Hawking death: The discovery on black holes that made him the most famous scientist in the world, explained

Stephen Hawking has died, leaving behind him a body of scientific work that shone a light on the darkest parts of the universe.<p>The Cambridge …

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised 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, …

Physics

Stephen Hawking: China's love for the late physicist

<b>As the world mourns Prof Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, there has been a particular outpouring of emotion in China, where the visionary physicist was revered by scientists, students, the state and even boy band stars.</b><p>"He will roam across the universe and its galaxies, and in the end will …

Sense of humor 'as vast as the universe': Twitter remembers Stephen Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Figures from the scientific community and beyond came together to mark the passing of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at age 76 on Wednesday, the same day as Albert Einstein's birthday, also known as "Pi day."<p>The academic, author and noted scientist brought his complex theories to …

Stephen Hawking death: Tributes pour in from Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox and Katy Perry as physicist passes away

Tributes to the great theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking are pouring in after it was announced that the celebrated scientist has died …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

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Stephen Hawking death: Giant of theoretical physics who bridged the divide between science and popular culture

Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, managed to transcend the divide between scientific exoticism and popular culture.<p>He was a giant among the …

Stephen Hawking death: The equation the professor asked to be put on his tombstone

Stephen Hawking, who has died at 76, said he knew what he wanted on his gravestone.<p>The Cambridge professor made clear that he would like what is …

Must-read list: The best stories on Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday morning aged 76, contributed so much to our understanding of the universe that it's hard to sum up in just a few hundred words.<p>So Business Insider has pulled together its most popular, and important, articles on Hawking into this can't-miss list which covers …

Professor Brian Cox on the legacy and wonder of Hawking's work

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.<p>Professor Brian Cox has called him a "truly brilliant communicator".<p>When asked on the Today programme if being in a wheelchair meant other scientists "cut him some slack", Professor Brian Cox said: 'No, absolutely not. His illness …

'Rare genius': the world pays tribute to Stephen Hawking

From astronauts to world leaders, tributes have poured in for Stephen Hawking, the British physicist and author who has died aged 76.<p>Theresa May praised his “brilliance” and contribution to our understanding of the universe during prime minister’s questions.<p>She told MPs: “Prof Hawking’s exceptional …

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Eddie Redmayne has paid a moving tribute to Stephen Hawking

The news that legendary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning brought a flood of tributes.<p>Everyone from scientists who admired …

Stephen Hawking's troubled love life from marriage breakdown with university sweetheart Jane Wilde to "passionate" relationship with nurse Elaine Mason

He once dubbed women a "complete mystery". And in the years before his death, Professor Stephen Hawking's troubled love life was well-documented.<p>The …

Here’s Why Stephen Hawking Never Won the Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge, England, was considered by many to be a …

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CERN scientists hail Hawking's impact

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Stephen Hawking (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>Former President Bill Clinton says that he and wife Hillary are saddened by the death of physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at age 76.<p>Clinton says that Hawking "gave us profound insights into the nature of space and …

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'Be curious': Stephen Hawking's remarkable life in his own words

My work on black holes began with a eureka moment, shortly after the birth of my daughter, Lucy, while getting into bed. I realised the area theorem. …