Popular physicist Stephen Hawking has wasted some of his precious thought cycles on thinking about bloody One Direction, telling distraught fans that there may be an alternative universe in which Zayn is still a member of the abysmal pop band.
Speaking in the form of a hologram during a live stage interview, Hawking was asked the theoretical question: "What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?"
Hawking answered: "Finally, a question about something important. My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe -- and in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction."
If he wasn't already famous for knowing about stars and stuff, he'd be quite the King of Twitter with barbs like that.
Hawking's words must also bring hope to fans of other bands. In one of the infinite number of possible multiverses there's a universe where the original lineup of Guns N' Roses is still together and has released an album every 18 months since 1994, there's a universe where Robbie Williams joined Oasis, and perhaps even one where the Spice Girls stayed together and went acoustic and recorded their own Sgt. Pepper. [Cnet]