• Seven years on in Syria: Nobody seems willing to stop the bloodshed

    6 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Slightly more than four years ago, Stephen Hawking, the famed physicist who died Wednesday, described what was happening in Syria as “an abomination, one that the world is watching coldly from a distance.” It was finally time, he wrote, to say “no more.” Yet more is what has come to Syria, which...
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  • Pop icon Stephen Hawking took on movies, music, 'The Simpsons' and the complexities of the universe

    6 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Stephen Hawking may have pondered exalted regions - explaining the heavens and exploring black holes - but he also slipped into the public imagination, a mathematical genius whose humor and fierce wit ran through, and inspired, books, films, essays, music and even the strange, satirical constellation...
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  • Stephen Hawking wasn't just a renowned physicist. He was also a pop-culture favorite

    6 monthes ago - By LA Times

    Pop culture loved Stephen Hawking, and Stephen Hawking loved pop culture back. In fact, entertainment fed most of the world's knowledge of the acclaimed physicist, whose brain and brilliance remained unmarred as Lou Gehrig's disease ravaged his body. He died at 76 on Wednesday morning in his native...
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