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Convicted for homosexuality, Alan Turing to feature on £50 note

17 Jul 2019

Convicted for homosexuality, Alan Turing to feature on £50 note

Famed British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who helped save millions of lives as a World War II codebreaker, is the new face of the Bank of England's £50 note.

Boy who died during #Class10Exams scores high in 3 papers

08 May 2019

Boy who died during #Class10Exams scores high in 3 papers

Wheelchair-bound Vinayak Sreedhar, a Class-10 student from Noida who idolized British physicist-cosmologist Stephen Hawking, wanted to top the CBSE board exams.

GoDaddy shutters over 15,000 subdomains linked to online scams

30 Apr 2019

GoDaddy shutters over 15,000 subdomains linked to online scams

In a major crackdown, popular web hosting service GoDaddy has taken down more than 15,000 sub-domains connected to online scams.

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

Some extraordinary people, who were known for their amazing stories (Stan Lee), their music (Avicii), their stupendous brains (Stephen Hawking), and their service to their nation (George HW Bush) died this year.

Google Play Holiday Sale: Huge discounts on movies, books, comics

26 Dec 2018

Google Play Holiday Sale: Huge discounts on movies, books, comics

The holiday season is on, and Google is giving an opportunity to make the most of it.

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis sold for over $1mn

09 Nov 2018

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis sold for over $1mn

On Thursday, the motorised wheelchair used by late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold for $391,740, while his thesis sold for a whopping $761,000.

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

13 Jul 2018

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.

Star-among-stars: Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space

15 Jun 2018

Star-among-stars: Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space

Noted physicist Stephen Hawking, who spent his life teaching about stars, the origination of universe and black holes, will get a final send-off like none other.

Russian scientists devote newborn black hole to Stephen Hawking

22 Mar 2018

Russian scientists devote newborn black hole to Stephen Hawking

A week after the death of celebrated cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Russian astronomers have dedicated a newborn black hole to the "Lord of Black Holes."

Stephen Hawking's funeral at Cambridge church on March 31

21 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking's funeral at Cambridge church on March 31

The funeral of legendary British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will be held at a church in Cambridge on March 31, his family has said.

Stephen Hawking to rest in Westminster Abbey near Newton, Darwin

21 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking to rest in Westminster Abbey near Newton, Darwin

The ashes of renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking will be interred in Westminster Abbey near the graves of celebrated scientists Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Special cover on Stephen Hawking released by India Post

21 Mar 2018

Special cover on Stephen Hawking released by India Post

A special postal cover on Stephen Hawking was issued by the India Post to pay tribute to the renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist on Tuesday.

Hawking said Veda's theory superior to Einstein's 'Relativity': Harsh Vardhan

16 Mar 2018

Hawking said Veda's theory superior to Einstein's 'Relativity': Harsh Vardhan

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan claimed today that renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who passed away two days ago, had said that the Vedas have a theory superior to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

Neymar's wheelchair tribute to Hawking receives backlash

15 Mar 2018

Neymar's wheelchair tribute to Hawking receives backlash

World's costliest football player Neymar received flak on social media outlet Twitter for posting a photo of himself on a wheelchair and quoting the recently deceased Stephen Hawking.

What did Stephen Hawking think of India and Indians?

14 Mar 2018

What did Stephen Hawking think of India and Indians?

Stephen Hawking, the celebrated British physicist-cosmologist, who died today (14 March) aged 76, visited India twice: for the first time in 1959 and then again in January 2001.

Intel gave Stephen Hawking his distinct voice

14 Mar 2018

Intel gave Stephen Hawking his distinct voice

Little did Stephen Hawking know when he met Intel co-founder Gordon Moore at a conference in 1997 that it would spark a series of events resulting in him getting a computer-generated synthesized voice that would became his most-recognized personality trait.

6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking

14 Mar 2018

6 things you probably didn't know about Stephen Hawking

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died today at his Cambridge home. He was 76.

Stephen Hawking remembered by his Indian student in unique way

14 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking remembered by his Indian student in unique way

"Physically bound to the wheelchair, Stephen Hawking reached out into the depths of the universe with his mind and decoded the mysterious cosmos for the common people" - that is how an Indian Astrophysicist Somak Raychaudhury remembered his teacher, Hawking.

PM Modi condoles demise of celebrated physicist-cosmologist, Stephen Hawking

14 Mar 2018

PM Modi condoles demise of celebrated physicist-cosmologist, Stephen Hawking

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of world-renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking and said that his grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world.

Stephen Hawking, renowned British scientist, dies aged 76

14 Mar 2018

Stephen Hawking, renowned British scientist, dies aged 76

Iconic scientist Stephen Hawking, whose ideas shaped modern cosmology, died today at his home in Cambridge. He was 76.

This 10-year-old Indian-origin boy is intelligent than Einstein, Stephen Hawking

27 Jan 2018

This 10-year-old Indian-origin boy is intelligent than Einstein, Stephen Hawking

Mehul Garg, a 10-year-old Indian-origin boy, living in the UK has beaten geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking by scoring 162 in the Mensa IQ (Intelligence Quotient) test.

Stephen Hawking's 1966 PhD thesis posted online, breaks the internet!

24 Oct 2017

Stephen Hawking's 1966 PhD thesis posted online, breaks the internet!

The general public's interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes", the 51-year-old PhD thesis by Stephen Hawking, has crashed Cambridge University's website on the very first day it was made available for free.

Proven: Gold, platinum are created by collisions of dead stars!

17 Oct 2017

Proven: Gold, platinum are created by collisions of dead stars!

In a major development in astronomy, scientists have detected the warping of space caused by collision of dead stars.

Artificial Intelligence, let's talk about the elephant in the room

08 Sep 2017

Artificial Intelligence, let's talk about the elephant in the room

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates are not regular Joes. So when they repeatedly warn you about something, you listen.

Proof of aliens? Stephen Hawking mission detects mysterious signals

02 Sep 2017

Proof of aliens? Stephen Hawking mission detects mysterious signals

A mission to find alien life has picked up mysterious radio signals coming from a galaxy three billion light years away.

Ban killer robots, "we do not have long to act"

21 Aug 2017

Ban killer robots, "we do not have long to act"

The Terminator fear, aka watching robots chomping off humanity without blinking an eye, is pretty real and the UN should act on it.

Artificial Intelligence, let's talk about the elephant in the room

01 Aug 2017

Artificial Intelligence, let's talk about the elephant in the room

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates are not regular Joes. So when they repeatedly warn you about something, you listen.

Can ISRO help realize interstellar travel?

31 Jul 2017

Can ISRO help realize interstellar travel?

Christopher Nolan fans may be familiar with his 2014 sci-fi masterpiece 'Interstellar', which took us on an exciting, emotional 'interstellar' quest to find another habitable planet.

Indian boy Arnav Sharma beats Einstein in IQ test

30 Jun 2017

Indian boy Arnav Sharma beats Einstein in IQ test

An Indian origin 11-year-old boy from UK, Arnav Sharma is nothing short of a child prodigy.

Stephen Hawking puts a deadline for founding space colonies

18 Nov 2016

Stephen Hawking puts a deadline for founding space colonies

While delivering a lecture at the Oxford Union debate society, celebrated physicist and author Professor Stephen Hawking also issued a dire warning to humankind.

$100 million project to find extraterrestrial life on Proxima b

27 Sep 2016

$100 million project to find extraterrestrial life on Proxima b

Mark Zuckerberg joined physicist Stephen Hawking, and Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner to team up to find signs of life on a planet which is four light-years away from our Earth.

World's largest radio telescope begins operations

27 Sep 2016

World's largest radio telescope begins operations

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) began searching for space signals and extraterrestrial life as hundreds of astronomers and enthusiasts eagerly watched its launch.