Stephen Hawking's Birthday

Happy Birthday to an inspiration to us all, Dr. Stephen Hawking. His endless curiosity changed the way we look at the universe around us.

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    Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking takes a flight of epic proportions to visit his favorite places in the Universe.

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    Professor Stephen Hawking challenges various groups of volunteers to answer some of humanity's most enduring questions.

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    The most common vision of black holes is that they are monstrous and mysterious bodies swallowing everything around them. However, the latest discoveries are drawing a link between black holes and the existence of life.

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    For the first time, scientists have captured a photograph of a black hole. The image verifies one of the most important theories in physics and will help unlock the greatest mysteries of the cosmos.

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    CERN and the University of California-Santa Barbara are collaborating in the search for the elusive substance that physicists and astronomers believe holds the universe together -- dark matter. Where is this search now in the realm of particle physics and what comes next?

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    It is the greatest technological challenge ever undertaken by humankind. The quest to produce the ultimate energy solution…Fusion. It’s been called ‘bottling a star but so immense are the challenges, the goal of a power-producing fusion reactor has so far remained elusive and out of reach….until now