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Peace talks, Leni on pesos, Trump salutes NorKor General | Evening wRap

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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Hawking's voice to be beamed into space during memorial

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:40 PM

As the ashes of the British theoretical physicist are interred, a specially-written composition featuring his famous synthesized voice will be beamed into space by the European Space Agency

HAWKING, REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on August 29, 2012 British scientist Stephen Hawking appears during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Time travelers welcome at Hawking's memorial service

May 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM

His ashes are being interred on June 15 at London's Westminster Abbey, by the graves of fellow scientific giants Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

STEPHEN HAWKING. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday, March 14, 2018. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

After death, Stephen Hawking cuts 'multiverse' theory down to size

May 06, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The new hypothesis states that while composed of numerous universes, the cosmos is 'clearly finite'

Stars turn out for Stephen Hawking's funeral

Apr 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Lily Cole are among those who came to the funeral in Cambridge

British actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, arrives to attend the funeral of British scientist Stephen Hawking at the Church of St Mary the Great, in Cambridge on March 31, 2018. Friends, family and colleagues of British scientist Stephen Hawking gathered to pay their respects at his private funeral in Cambridge, where he spent most of his extraordinary life. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The funeral service is only open to around 500 guests who knew the renowned physicist. A private reception follows at Trinity College.

GOODBYE. People applaud as Stephen Hawking's coffin is carried into the church by six porters from the Gonville and Caius College at the Church of St Mary the Great, in Cambridge on March 31, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Hawking's remains to be buried at abbey near Newton, Darwin

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The remains of the legendary physicist and icon will be laid at Westminster Abbey during a thanksgiving service later this year

ICON. A student takes a photograph of a notice announcing the death of British physicist, Stephen Hawking, outside Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking was a fellow for over 50 years at Cambridge University in Cambridge, on March 14, 2018. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 12-18, 2018

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:28 PM

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5 Stephen Hawking cameos that made pop culture history

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Hawking was not just a scientist, he was also a cultural icon

Neymar takes kicking for bad-taste homage to Hawking

Mar 15, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Neymar, who has been in a wheelchair for a few weeks now due to a right foot injury, posts his picture along with an inspirational quote from Stephen Hawking

IN BAD TASTE. Neymar faces backlash for his supposed homage to the late Stephen Hawking. Photo from Neymar's official Facebook page

Duterte on ICC, CIDG on Kerwin Espinosa, Stephen Hawking dies | Evening wRap

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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'Uncle Hawking' draws nearly half-billion clicks from mourning Chinese

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:44 PM

News of Stephen Hawking's death becomes the top-trending Weibo topic, with the hashtag #Hawking passed# generating more than 450 million reads and nearly 250,000 comments in the hours after his death was announced

HAWKING, REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on August 29, 2012 British scientist Stephen Hawking appears during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Twitter lights up as the world reacts to Stephen Hawking's death

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:29 PM

On the annual celebration of Pi Day and on Albert Einstein's birthday, Britain's renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies. Social media users on Twitter share words of praise in memory of Hawking.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Stephen Hawking: A brief history of genius

Mar 14, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Inside the shell of his increasingly useless body was a razor-sharp mind, fascinated by the nature of the Universe, how it was formed and how it might end

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 05, 2006 British astrophysician Stephen Hawking gives a press conference to present his latest book, "God Created the Integers: The mathematical breakthroughs that changed History" in Paris. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday, March 14, 2018. We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency. "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."  / AFP PHOTO / Joël SAGET

British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) He died peacefully at his home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning, March 14

STEPHEN HAWKING. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday, March 14, 2018. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Taking Offense

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippines is on the brink of a climate inferno

May 20, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Further delays in coming up with a political consensus to address the challenges of climate change can be catastrophic

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Apr 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

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Russian billionaire, Hawking unveil plan to reach Alpha Centauri

Apr 13, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Billionaire Russian investor Yuri Milner and British cosmologist Stephen Hawking are are spearheading the Breakthrough Starshot team of scientists

AMBITIOUS PROJECT. Scientist and investor Yuri Milner holds up a prototype of the 'Star Chip,' a small robotic space craft that will enable intersteller space travel as he poses with Professor Stephen Hawking at the New Space Exploration Initiative 'Breakthrough Starshot' Announcement at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images/AFP

Leyte student with disability uses computer to 'talk' and learn

Feb 08, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Education is so important for me because I want to succeed at something types Tuesday Sicadsicad who is studying to become an IT specialist despite her inability to walk and talk

NO BOUNDARIES. Tuesday Sicad-Sicad uses her feet to communicate through a computer. Photo by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

Pesan Stephen Hawking untuk masa depan | #2030NOW #2030saya

Sep 25, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Fisikawan Stephen Hawking punya pesan bila kita ingin dunia menjadi tempat yang lebih adil Tugas ambisius selama 15 tahun ke depan

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Transformasi Eddie Redmayne menjadi wanita dalam ‘The Danish Girl’

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The Danish Girl merupakan adaptasi dari novel berjudul sama yang ditulis oleh David Ebershoff

Pemeran utama film The Danish Girl, aktor Eddie Redmayne dan aktris Alicia Vikander. Foto oleh SIMON LAOSSOEE/EPA

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Aug 06, 2015 - 4:00 PM

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Hawking, Musk seek ban on weaponized artificial intelligence

Jul 28, 2015 - 3:53 PM

Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk of Tesla are among those who signed an open letter that warned of the consequences of developing AI enhanced weapons which can fall in the hands of terrorists dictators and warlords

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Jul 21, 2015 - 8:55 PM

Cerita tentang mafia bola bukanlah fiksi Seorang WNI dihukum 30 bulan penjara karena berupaya mengatur skor pertandingan sepak bola saat SEA Games di Singapura

Ilmuwan Inggris Stephen Hawking berbicara dalam konferensi pers di London, 20 Juli 2015. Foto oleh Andy Rain/EPA

Stephen Hawking luncurkan pencarian alien terbesar

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Pengusaha Rusi Yuri Milner yang membiayai proyek Breakthrough Listen berkata pencarian ini akan menjadi yang terbesar untuk menemukan tanda tanda kehidupan di luar angkasa

BREAKTHROUGH. British scientist Stephen Hawking speaks during a press conference in London, Britain, July 20, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

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Jul 21, 2015 - 6:13 PM

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Stephen Hawking launches biggest-ever search for alien life

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Russian Silicon Valley entrepreneur Yuri Milner who is funding the Breakthrough Listen initiative says it will be the most intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of alien civilization

BREAKTHROUGH. British scientist Stephen Hawking speaks during a press conference in London, Britain, July 20, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Mary Jane’s execution, Petilla’s 2016 plans, Pacquiao in Las Vegas | The wRap

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Mary Jane Veloso will be executed Energy Secretary Petilla will run for a legislative post Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas

Stephen Hawking on Zayn Malik, One Direction fans

Apr 28, 2015 - 1:04 AM

Stephen Hawking on the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction

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The courage to lead

Mar 28, 2015 - 12:39 AM

Do not accept the world you see today We can solve old problems in new ways Find your allies – because you can’t do this alone I wish you the courage to lead this change

My theory of everything (in 3 days)

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:25 AM

No matter how bad things get we need to fight the toxicity of cynicism and outrage because in the end when the outrage is done it leaves nothing but a black hole

Stephen Hawking to Eddie Redmayne on Oscar win: 'I'm very proud of you'

Feb 24, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Hawking takes to his Facebook account to congratulate Eddie

Artificial intelligence: Hawking's fears stir debate

Dec 06, 2014 - 12:40 PM

Experts are divided on British physicist Stephen Hawking s statements on artificial intelligence Some agree saying that the threat even if it were distant should be taken seriously Others say his warning seems overblown

British theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking speaks to members of the media at a press conference in London on December 2, 2014. Justin Tallis/AFP

Artificial intelligence 'could spell end of human race' – Hawking

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:43 PM

In an interview with the BBC the scientist says such technology could rapidly evolve and overtake mankind

British theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking speaks to members of the media at a press conference in London on December 2, 2014. Justin Tallis/AFP

Stephen Hawking guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:28 AM

There s really nothing Mr Hawking can t do

Docu on Stephen Hawking shows trials, triumphs

Sep 20, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Life of celebrated scientist revisited in fresh light his ALS lectures on space time the universe

NEW DOCU. Hawking with Finnegan. Photo: Andrew Cowie/AFP

Paralympics opening ceremony looks to the skies

Aug 30, 2012 - 12:01 PM

These will be Games to remember Prepare to be inspired; prepare to be dazzled; prepare to be moved by the Paralympic Games of London 2012

PARALYMPICS OPENING. Fireworks light up the sky around the Olympic Stadium in London, as performers fill the field during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games, August 29, 2012. Image courtesy of the Paralympic Games official page on Facebook.