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A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist

In his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek.

Wed 14 Mar 18 from

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What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Says (And Doesn't Say)

Before he died, renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking submitted a paper, with co-author Thomas Hertog, to an as-yet-unknown journal. The paper deals with the concept of the multiverse and a theory ...

Tue 20 Mar 18 from Discover Magazine

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First interstellar object may have come from a binary star

The first known object to come from outside our Solar System is giving up clues as to where it came from. New research led by Dr Alan Jackson at the Centre for Planetary Sciences at ...

Mon 19 Mar 18 from Gizmag

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TRAPPIST planets may have too much water to be habitable

Life as we know it can't exist without water, so the search for extraterrestrial life often begins as a search for water. A new study on the density of the seven planets in the nearby ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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Stephen Hawking's ashes to be interred near Sir Isaac Newton's grave

The scientist's remains will be also be interred close to Charles Darwin's grave at Westminster Abbey.

Tue 20 Mar 18 from BBC News

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ESA to launch first mission dedicated to studying exoplanet atmospheres

Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets over the past five years, including many similar in size to our own that are potentially habitable. But to really gauge the possibility ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Evidence that a star disturbed prehistory solar system comets

About 70,000 years ago, during human occupation of the planet, a small, reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers from the Complutense ...

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Dark radiation may fix our broken understanding of the universe

We have two ways to measure the accelerating expansion of the universe, but they don’t line up. If dark matter gives off radiation, it could make them agree

Tue 20 Mar 18 from Newscientist

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5 Things You Should Know About Astronomer Guillermo Haro

The Mexican astronomer is a star

17 hours ago from TIME

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An aurora named Steve

Citizen scientists helped NASA boffins understand a previously unknown kind of aurora.

17 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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