Plugging the hole in Hawking's black hole theory
(Phys.org) —Recently physicists have been poking holes again in Stephen Hawking's black hole theory – including Hawking himself. For decades physicists across the globe have been trying to figure out ...
Fine-tuning Stephen Hawking's theory of mass
(Phys.org) —If you want to know your body's mass, you hop on a scale and watch the needle swing. But if you want to know the mass of a region out in space, there's no cosmic equivalent—the best you can ...
Black holes do not exist as we thought they did
On January 24, the journal Nature published an article entitled "There are no black holes." It doesn't take much to spark controversy in the world of physics... But what does this really mean? In a brief ...
Grey is the new black hole: is Stephen Hawking right?
Over the past few days, the media has cried out the recent proclamation from Stephen Hawking that black holes, a mystery of both science and science fiction, do not exist. ...
Beyond the Higgs boson: Five reasons physics is still interesting
Would physics be "far more interesting" if the Higgs boson had not been found? Stephen Hawking thinks so. He made this bold claim, possibly with his tongue slightly in his cheek, at the opening of a new ex ...
Stephen Hawking reveals trials, triumphs in new film of his life (Update)
Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday.
Silence in the sky—but why?
(Phys.org) —Scientists as eminent as Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan have long believed that humans will one day colonise the universe. But how easy would it be, why would we want to, and why haven't we ...
Physicist Stephen Hawking visits LA stem cell lab
Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost ...
Curtains down for the black hole firewall paradox: Making gravity safe for Einstein again
Research by scientists at the University of York has revealed new insights into the life and death of black holes.
Hawking launches supercomputer
(Phys.org) -- Professor Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer in Europe. Professor Hawking anticipates that the COSMOS supercomputer, manufactured by SGI and the ...
'Nice to be right', says Higgs after particle milestone (Update)
The British scientist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle spoke Friday of his delight after researchers affirmed its existence, saying it was "nice to be right sometimes".
Hawking says he lost $100 bet over Higgs discovery
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking said Wednesday the Nobel Prize should be given to Peter Higgs, the man who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle.
Students' experiments to play out in space
Science experiments devised by teenage students, one from Egypt and two from the United States, will be conducted in space as part of a move by YouTube and Lenovo to inspire young minds.
Stephen Hawking misses second 70th birthday party
British scientist Stephen Hawking was forced to miss a second celebration of his 70th birthday due to illness, organisers said late Thursday.