Stephen Hawking

Five Reasons Why the Assisted Dying Bill is Long Overdue

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 17.07.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Hawking (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This documentary is a personal portrait of the professor himself, author of the bestselling title "A Brief History of Time". It follows his life from his birth to middle-class parents in Oxford, his early childhood and life as an undergraduate at Oxford to his work on the physics of black holes, as well as the onset of the disease that would eventually cripple him.

Caroline Frost

'I Wanted To Show Less Myth, More Mischief'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

The director of the new film documenting Stephen Hawking's extraordinary life admits that the most embarrassing moment came when he had to tell the wo...

Life On Mars

Christina Robert | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech
Christina Robert

Lets be clear here -we are not meant to live on Mars. You've seen the pictures. Our bodies are built for earth.

Hawking's Doctors Offered Wife Chance To Turn Off Life Support

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed how he became so ill while writing A Brief History Of Time that doctors offered to turn off his life support ma...

Is 'Taliban' Now The New 'Nazi'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics

There was a time when being accused of being a Nazi was the ultimate in insults. But now there's a new kid on the political points scoring block. ...

FIRST LOOK: The Intimate Story Of One Of The World's Greatest Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Hawking has long fascinated many more than just students of the astrophysics he has been exploring for the last half-century. "He could mo...

EDL Video Of Stephen Hawking 'Inappropriate And Disrespectful'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

A mocked up video released by the English Defence League which inaccurately shows Stephen Hawking supporting their right wing cause has been criticise...

Stephen Hawking Joins the Growing International Boycott Campaign Against Israel

John Wight | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The decision by Stephen Hawking to add his support to the international campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians has predictably resulted in a furore.

Change My Mind: Is Hawking's Boycott Of Israel Fair?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

Renowned scientist and author Professor Stephen Hawking made headlines this week after he pulled out of a June conference in Israel on Wednesday. A...

Professor Hawking, A Boycott Is a Black Hole Too

Tzahi Gavrieli | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Tzahi Gavrieli

Professor Hawking, if you wanted to have an influence on the future of the Palestinians and on what you claim is Israel's problematic treatment of them, then it would be important for you to be here, in Jerusalem, Israel's capital, to say those things.

Stephen Hawking Is Right: Israel Must Be Boycotted

Ben White | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben White

Stephen Hawking made a good decision - and he is not the first or the last. Palestinians have been using tactics like boycott for decades. With the BDS call, now more and more people around the world are hearing their appeal for action.

The Reduction of Stephen Hawking to Cripple Status Is Wrong

Hannah Buchanan | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK
Hannah Buchanan

Stephen Hawking is one of the most superior intellects in modern world science. Yet, somewhat paradoxically and cruelly he has become the target of ha...

Vile Twitter Abuse Of Stephen Hawking After Israeli Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

Stephen Hawking has been subject to vile abuse targeting his disability after it was announced he is planning to boycott a conference in Israel, hoste...