Less than two weeks before his death on March 14, beloved cosmologist Stephen Hawking put the final touches on a research paper about the origin and nature of the universe. Some media outlets have been pouring praise onto the paper, saying it could be the most important thing he ever did. On closer inspection, however, the new study isn't likely to shatter our conceptions of the cosmos - at least not yet.
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Perhaps we aren't alone but instead reside in a multiverse stocked with all sorts of fantastical realms. These other universes are somewhat - but not exactly - like our own. Maybe gravity acts differently, or particles come in different shapes and sizes. Could life still exist in any of these bubbles?