Stephen Hawking

Waiting for the Robots

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Awareness should be a prelude not just to consideration, but engagement, and later at to thoughts of action. In that sense, technology should remain a tool with which we make not just our lives better but ourselves better.

Caroline Frost

'There Was One Scene I Didn't Dare Think About' | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

The first time I spoke to Felicity Jones – three short years ago for the indie romantic drama ‘Like Crazy’ – she was curled up in a ball in he...

Artifical Intelligence: Stephen Hawking Is Wrong (Sort Of)

Richard Stacy | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

Forget the technologists' machine-based vision. We should be looking to the biologists and geneticists. The future of artificial intelligence will be built genetically - indeed in the same way we humans are built.

Who Should Be Afraid of 'Amelia'?

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

This entity speaks a robotic language, it is well versed in parliamentary procedure and his or her head is full of weird terminology, rules and regulations. Career politicians beware, Amelia is ready to take your job! She can give straight answers to straight questions. So, what is there for you to do?

The Theory of Almost Everything: A Black Hole Paradox, ALS and Sex

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jill Shaw Ruddock

While Stephen Hawking personifies a will to live that can only be explained by the power of his mind over matter, the facts just don't add up. Sexuality is an issue for most people with ALS and their partners. It directly effects voluntary nerves and muscles and diminish sexual sensation.

Stephen Hawking Says AI Will 'Spell The End Of Humanity'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has raised his concerns over humanity's search to create artificial intelligence warning that if it were ever created it cou...

EXCLUSIVE: More Hankies Required For 'The Theory Of Everything' Clip

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most revered scientists of our age - famous for his enormous brain making sense of the planets and telling us ...

More Hankies Needed, With This 'Theory Of Everything' Clip...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The latest clip of 'The Theory of Everything' has been released and, just like the trailer, it promises an emotionally wrenching trip to the cinema. ...

If The Whole Film's As Moving As This Trailer...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Eddie Redmayne fans, Felicity Jones's admirers and followers of Professor Stephen Hawking's extraordinary life story are all in for a treat, judging b...

Hawking Says Scientists Are On Verge Of Destroying Universe

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking has made a rather worrying statement. One involving the end of literally everything. And when someone like Stephen Hawking says som...

What Do You Get If You Put Brian May, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking Together?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Just imagine the conversation around the dinner table when some of the world's most curious brains join forces for the second 'Starmus' Festival, taki...

Is Time Travel Possible?

Marcus Chown | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

The surprising answer is: nobody knows. Physicists, despite trying for almost a century to rule it out, have so far failed. The known laws of physics do not forbid time travel. In fact, they appear to make it easy - at least in principle.

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Assisted Dying Bill is long overdue because we can't keep forcing people to die in pain and misery against their will, or pressuring the terminally ill into committing gruesome acts of suicide as a last resort. We must realise that the right to life includes the right for individuals to make an informed decision to die in the way that they perceive to be the most dignified.

Monty Python Cameo Confirms Stephen Hawking as Pop Culture's Ultimate Science Icon

Alice Bonasio | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alice Bonasio

Having been one of the lucky ones to snap up a ticket for the opening night of Monty Python's live comeback show yesterday, I still have Always Look on the Bright Side of Life stuck in my head. But just when I thought that penis-shaped swirly canons expelling a stream of frothy bubbles all over the audience was as Pythonish as you could go, it got even better.

John Oliver 'Will Be Killed By Robots' Says Stephen Hawking

The Huffington Post UKr | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

John Oliver's list of enemies keeps growing. Last week he risked the ire of global mega evil conglomerate and sporting federation FIFA. This week, it'...

Stephen Hawking Gives World Cup Predictions For England

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport

Professor Stephen Hawking, a man who once held the position of Lucasian professor for mathematics, has turned his considerable intellect to the pressi...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 23 May 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The inept clairvoyant of news This week has proven that in a land of lily-livers, the man who doesn't look that yellow is king. So it is for Nigel Fa...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 7 March 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

An altogether more agreeable night was had in Cambridge this week, when after a stag do got lost they came across Stephen Hawking and his son. Hawking, top bants that he has, had a photo taken with them and joked about joining them...

Yes That IS Stephen Hawking Crashing A Stag Do Of 9 Men Dressed As Bananaman (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

That Stephen Hawking eh? You can’t do a thing without him trying to hog the limelight. The Brief History of Time author recently gatecrashed a s...

We Might Be Living INSIDE A Black Hole

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech

Earlier this year no less than Stephen Hawking declared that black holes might not really exist. Now researchers claim we might actually be living ...

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking might have just lost himself a bet. Again. The famed physicist has written in a new paper that "there are no black holes" - despite...

Stephen Hawking Versus NHS Asset Strippers

Will Black | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

It is ironic then that, as some on the right flounder around ignorantly in debates about intelligence, a man regarded as one of the cleverest living Brits breezes into the political arena to strongly criticise the privatisation of the NHS.

Caroline Frost

Stephen Hawking's 'Fairytale For People Afraid Of The Dark' | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Professor Stephen Hawking said last night at the premiere of the documentary charting his life that, "The convention of an afterlife is a fairytale fo...

'We Don't Let Animals Suffer, So Why Humans?'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Professor Stephen Hawking has spoken in support of assisted suicide for people suffering from terminal diseases. It represents something of a U-tu...