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Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

Peter Higgs on physics, heroes and the Nobel prize -video

World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Thirty-nine years after Peter Higgs identified the Higgs boson particle, he won the 2013 Nobel prize. Here he reveals he has never sent an email or browsed the web – and reckons no one would …

Space junk apocalypse: just like Gravity? | Corrinne Burns

The Kessler effect is real, and a collision between two satellites will cause havoc (just not as quickly as Hollywood would like)<p>Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón's latest cinematic showcase, opens with a horrifically mesmerising sequence of rarefied destruction. A CGI swarm of space debris triggers an …

Proxima, our sun’s nearest neighbor

Proxima Centauri, one of three stars in the Alpha Centauri system, is our sun’s nearest known neighbor among the stars. It’s 4.22 light-years …

Astronomy

Stephen Hawking on black holes – video

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>Published: 2 Dec 2014<p>Physicist considered 'so far gone' doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, professor tells Royal College of Surgeons<p>Published: 7 Jul 2014<p><b>Pete Etchells:</b> Professor Hawking's PR …