A global ban on developing artificially intelligent robot soldiers is needed to protect the future of mankind, scientists have warned.Read the full story ›
The world's top scientists have called for a ban on autonomous weapons and "killer robots" that can attack targets without human control.Read the full story ›
Physicist Stephen Hawking has teamed up with a Russian billionaire to launch a new quest to discover life on other planets.Read the full story ›
The world-renowned physicist said he would consider the idea 'only if I were in great pain or felt I had nothing more to contribute.'Read the full story ›
Professor Stephen Hawking has spoken of fears that gifted academics like him would not be able to flourish in today's tough economic times.Read the full story ›
Pop culture's favourite professor is to appear at Glastonbury Festival this year, organisers have revealed.
Professor Stephen Hawking has made cameos in The Simpsons and Monty Python and now will appear at the festival's Kidz Field this summer.
Glastonbury Festival runs from 24th-28th June and is held on Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Tickets for this year's event sold out in a record-breaking 26 minutes.
Vinyl copies of a cover of Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song' recorded by Stephen Hawking go on sale later as part of Record Store Day.Read the full story ›
Eddie Redmayne said that spending time with Stephen Hawking and his family in preparation for his role in The Theory of Everything was "one of the great honours" of his life.
The British actor won a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his portrayal of the celebrated physicist.
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The theoretical physicist has become the latest big name to lend his support to the sub-zero charity challenge.Read the full story ›
Professor Stephen Hawking has backed the Assisted Dying Bill that will be debated in the House of Lords today.
The 72-year-old scientist told BBC it was "discrimination against the disabled to deny them the right to kill themselves that able bodied people have."
The Bill proposes allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients judged to have less than six months to live.
Professor Hawking, has motor neurone disease, said it would be "wrong to despair and commit suicide, unless one is in great pain, but that is a matter of choice."
Peers are set to debate the former Labour Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer's bill today.