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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

Electromagnetic fields linked with nerve disease – study

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Research in The BMJ draws a link between such exposure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS a progressive degeneration of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord

Priest buried in Cavite a step closer to sainthood

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Pope Francis recognizes as venerable Father Aloysius Schwartz who helped poor children in the Philippines through Boystown and Girlstown

SERVING YOUTH. Father Aloysius Schwartz, an American priest, is best known for running orphanages in South Korea and the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of

Keeping up hope in the fight against ALS

Aug 31, 2014 - 8:15 PM

He was 25 when he was diagnosed with ALS but Ronnel Bittig has not let his disease get in the way of living a good life

'Ice Bucket Challenge' passes $100-M mark

Aug 30, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Between July 29 and August 29 100 9 million had been raised in donations compared with 2 8 million during the same period last year

Angara bill to help patients with ALS, rare diseases

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Aside from filing the bill Senator Sonny Angara also accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge

Rappler takes up the #IceBucketChallenge, and tags...

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Guess which newsmakers we ve challenged to help increase awareness about the ALS disease

SPLASH. Members of the Rappler team take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: ALS and the ice bucket challenge

Aug 25, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Not all those who join the video challenge know what ALS is or what the video is all about Here are some facts you need to know about the disease and the ice bucket challenge

ALS: The silent, slow killer

Aug 25, 2014 - 4:00 PM

A son recalls his father s struggle with ALS disease and hopes others can learn from their family s lesson

Man behind Ice Bucket Challenge dies

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Corey Griffin 27 helped popularize the trend in which people either pledge 100 to ALS research or record themselves getting drenched by frigid water then post the stunt online and challenge others to do the same

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. Ken Little, VP Engineering at Tumblr, Katherine Barna, Head of Communications at Tumblr, and Lee Brown, Head of Global Sales at Tumblr accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the ringing of the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite on August 21, 2014 in New York City. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Complain and explain

Aug 22, 2014 - 5:00 AM

WATCH: Chris Algieri dares Pacquiao to Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Chris Algieri won’t step in the ring with Manny Pacquiao until November 23 but that didn’t stop him from issuing an early challenge

COLD CHALLENGE. Chris Algieri soaks in ice water moments after issuing the Ice Bucket Challenge to the Pacman. Screenshot from Instagram

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas, Kobe, LeBron and more take Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 19, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Gilas Pilipinas members Marc Pingris Marcus Douthit and Jared Dillinger are the latest athletes to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenger for ALS awareness

CHILL OUT. Gilas players Beau Belga, June Mar Fajardo and Andray Blatche prepare to dump ice water on teammates Marcus Douthit, Marc Pingris and Jared Dillinger. Screen grab from Instagram

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