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How To Donate Your Voice To Someone Who Can't Speak

Here’s a good deed you can do without parting with a single thing. Synthetic voices for people who have lost the ability to speak only come in generic types — think of Stephen Hawking’s voice — but one fascinating project wants to build custom voices for each person. To do that they need your help: specifically, a recording of your voice.


No, Stephen Hawking Did Not Say Black Holes Don't Exist

You’ve probably seen plenty of headlines this week proclaiming “Stephen Hawking Says Black Holes Don’t Exist” and heard people who read those headlines chattering excitedly about this seemingly huge shift in astrophysics. But as PopMech wisely points out, that’s not an accurate summary of what Hawking actually said.


This Animation Makes Stephen Hawking's Ideas Easier To Understand

Stephen Hawking. Theoretical Physicist. Cosmologist. Smart guy. Beyond genius, actually. Hell, very probably the best brain that us humans have right now. But so much of his intelligence is hard to grasp for less wrinkled brains like us.


Intel's Trying To Help Stephen Hawking Get His Speech Back Up To Speed

Stephen Hawking is a survivor. He’s been valiantly holding his own against ALS disease for 50 years now, but it’s still taking its toll. The cheek-twitching mechanism he’s been using to talk for the past 10 years isn’t quite as efficient as it used to be. He’s down to one word per minute at times, but Intel’s CTO is working hard on a fix.


Hawking Pays Up: Higgs Find Cost Him $100

There’s nothing like a wager between friends. Especially if those two friends are some of the greatest minds the world has ever seen and the bet is over whether or not their colleagues will make one of the greatest ever discoveries in particle physics.


Scientists Plan To Hack Stephen Hawking's Brain

A team of Stanford scientists has revealed that it plans to sit Stephen Hawking down in a room, place a device on his head, and literally hack his brain to work out what’s going on in there.


Stephen Hawking: Women Are A Complete Mystery

Stephen Hawking is perhaps the finest mind alive on the planet. Still, it’s nice to hear he occasionally shares the worries of the rest of us. In a recent interview with New Scientist, he was asked what he thought about most during the day. His answer? “Women. They are a complete mystery.” [New Scientist; Image: lwpkommunikacio]


Got What It Takes To Work For Stephen Hawking?

Sometimes who you work with can be just as important as the job itself. And if physics is your passion the opportunity of a lifetime has just popped up, as Stephen Hawking is now looking for a new assistant.


This Is What Stephen Hawking Thinks About Heaven

Stephen Hawking says heaven is just a fairy tale for those scared of death. If that means there’s no hell, I’d be sad. There’s always BBQs and cold beer in hell – and everyone knows all the words to the songs.


The Best Of The Year In Space

It’s been a big year for the space sciences. The first privately-held spacecraft orbited our world, the blackest material in history was created, researchers expanded the list of possible sources of life threefold; and that was just in December.