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

World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>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 …

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

Highlights of Nobel prize winner Professor Higgs's talk with young physicists at the Science Museum in London. Peter Higgs answers questions on his work and inspirations, how he received the news about the prize, and the impact it's had on his life.<p>Full video available here

Physics

Space junk apocalypse: just like Gravity?

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 …

Stephen Hawking on black holes – video

Highlights of a talk by Stephen Hawking, director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, covering black holes, M theory, the past and future, as well as lost bets. Hawking gave the talk at the Science Museum in London at the start of its exhibition …