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Stephen Hawking Says 'Ultimate Ambition' Is to Journey Into Space

Stephen Hawking said his 'ultimate ambition' is to fly into space. And Richard Branson is going to help him with that. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Stephen Hawking Right Again?

Stephen Hawking first proposed the idea that black holes emit energy. HowStuffWorks Now explores the latest development with Hawking radiation. See more »

Stephen Hawking: Our Own Stupidity Remains a Threat to Humanity

Stephen Hawking and Larry King discuss the future of humanity. Learn more about this Stephen Hawking interview in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Stuff You Should Know Podcast Talks Big Bang With Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Stuff You Should Know podcast and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss the universe's origins. Read this HowStuffWorks Now article for more. See more »

Rock Star Astrophysicist? Yes, and a For-Real Rock Star, Too

Queen guitarist Brian May is a scientist and astrophysicist who contributed to the recent New Horizons Pluto mission. See more »

10 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein

Everyone knows Einstein as a wild-haired genius who upended physics, but HowStuffWorks can tell you a few things about Einstein that may be news. See more »

10 Hispanic Scientists You Should Know

This Hispanic scientist built Eisenhower a golf-training machine and analyzed the Zapruder film. Meet him and 9 others at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Carl Sagan Worked

Carl Sagan became one of the most popular scientists of all time, especially after his 'Cosmos' television series. Read all about Carl Sagan at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Stephen Hawking Works

Curious about the life and work of super-scientist Stephen Hawking? Read about Stephen Hawking at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous scientists of the last century. Gain greater insight into Stephen Hawking's mind at HowStuffWorks. See more »