Stephen Hawking

ALIENS

How the Increasing Belief in Extraterrestrials Inspires Our Real World

According to research by psychologists, belief in nonhuman intelligence is increasing in unprecedented ways, and many contemporary technopreneurs are being inspired in their work by it.
D.W. Pasulka
3.21.19
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper Is Now Online

The black hole information paradox fascinated Hawking for decades, and is the topic of his final research study.
Becky Ferreira
10.12.18
Holograms

Scientists Want to Send Holographic Messages to Nearby Stars on Light Sails

The unique properties of holograms could be used to stabilize spacecraft and carry huge amounts of data to the universe.
Becky Ferreira
9.28.18
goodbyes

Stephen Hawking’s Voice Was Beamed to a Black Hole During His Funeral

Hawking’s message to preserve the planet was radioed into space during his Friday memorial at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Becky Ferreira
6.15.18
Thorne's Porn

Did Stephen Hawking Owe A Nobel Physicist a Subscription to ‘Penthouse’?

In 1974, Stephen Hawking bet Kip Thorne a subscription to Penthouse over whether a recently discovered cosmic object was a black hole. He lost, and we tried to find out if he ever paid up.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.20.18
Fighting Words

We Need to Stop Talking About Disability as a Burden

Non-disabled journalists: A little research goes a long way.
Alaina Leary
3.20.18
cosmology

Will the ‘Information Paradox’ Pioneered by Stephen Hawking Ever Be Resolved?

The problem inspired a famous physics bet and a "black hole war."
Becky Ferreira
3.16.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Stephen Hawking dead at 76, Democrat leads in deep-red Pennsylvania district, Trump wants militarized "space force," and more.
VICE Staff
3.14.18
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Hawking was one of humanity's most important scientists and leaves behind an ongoing project to send a small spacecraft to Earth's closest star system.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18
Dear Future

We Should Upload Human Minds on Stephen Hawking's Interstellar Mission

This is how humans might finally reach another star system.
Giulio Prisco
9.26.17
nanobots

To Get to An Alien Star, Scientists Launched the Tiniest Spacecraft Ever

Breakthrough Starshot wants to go to Alpha Centauri.
Jacob Dubé
7.27.17
Starmus 2017

Sexist Comments Spark Outrage at Major Astronomy Festival

A panelist at Starmus said he trusts Siri with a "male" voice.
Kate Lunau
6.21.17
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