How to Donate Your Voice to Someone Who Can't Speak

Here's a good deed you can do without parting with a single thing. Synthetic voices for people who have lost the ability to speak only come in generic types—think of Stephen Hawking's voice—but one fascinating project wants to build custom voices for each person. To do that they need your help: specifically, a recording of your voice. Read More >>

No, Stephen Hawking Did Not Say Black Holes Don't Exist

You've probably seen plenty of headlines this week proclaiming "Stephen Hawking Says Black Holes Don't Exist,"-- a seemingly huge shift in astrophysics. But as PopMech wisely points out, that's not an accurate summary of what Hawking actually said. Read More >>

Stephen Hawking Sad About Higgs Boson Discovery and Would've Prefered Something More "Exotic"

Professor Stephen Hawking has two reasons to be sad about the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year -- it lost him a $100 bet and he would've been happier if a more "exotic" and fanciful solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered. Read More >>

This Animation Makes Stephen Hawking's Ideas Easy to Understand

Stephen Hawking. Theoretical Physicist. Cosmologist. Smart guy. Beyond genius, actually. Hell, very probably the best brain that us humans have right now. But so much of his intelligence is hard to grasp for less wrinkled brains like us. Read More >>

Intel's Trying To Help Stephen Hawking Get His Speech Back Up to Speed

Stephen Hawking is a survivor. He's been valiantly holding his own against ALS disease for 50 years now, but it's still taking its toll. The cheek-twitching mechanism he's been using to talk for the past 10 years isn't quite as efficient as it used to be. He's down to one word per minute at times, but Intel's CTO is working hard on a fix. Read More >>

How the Higgs Discovery Lost Stephen Hawking £65

The discovery of the Higgs boson is kind of a big deal. Stephen Hawking certainly thinks so: he says it should net Peter Higgs, the scientists after which the particle is named, a Nobel prize. But it's not all good news, because the result has lost him £65. Read More >>

Scientists Plant to Hack Stephen Hawking's Brain

A team of Stanford scientists has revealed that it plans to sit Stephen Hawking down in a room, place a device on his head, and literally hack his brain to work out what's going on in there. Read More >>

Stephen Hawking: Women Are a Complete Mystery

Stephen Hawking is perhaps the finest mind alive on the planet. Still, it's nice to hear he occasionally shares the worries of the rest of us. In a recent interview with New Scientist, he was asked what he thought about most during the day. His answer? "Women. They are a complete mystery." [New Scientist; Image: lwpkommunikacio] Read More >>

Think You Got What It Takes To Work For Stephen Hawking?

Sometimes who you work with can be just as important as the job itself. And if physics is your passion the opportunity of a lifetime has just popped up, as Stephen Hawking is now looking for a new assistant. Read More >>


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