World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.
The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
via Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76 – BBC News
Whenever I was in Cambridge I always hoped to catch a glimpse of him around, now – assuming time is linear – I’m sad that won’t happen.
A remarkable human. Stephen Hawking RIP.
Wikipedia’s prediction of far-future events really makes me wish I could stick around to see the red supergiant star Antares go supernova in 10,000 years. “The explosion is expected to be easily visible in daylight.” I’m happy I’ll miss the 1km asteroid that’s likely to hit Earth in the next 500,000 years. Looking farther out, the moon Phobos will collide Mars in 50 million years. Anything alive 2.8 billion years from now will need good air conditions because “Earth’s surface temperature, even at the poles,” will be 300 °F.
via Wikipedia’s mindblowing timeline of the far future / Boing Boing
For £1 you get a service and the rings. Not even the Japanese have gone this far vending machine-wise!
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Very thorough run-down of mankind’s options for colonising elsewhere in space.
What Would Colonization of the Final Frontier Look Like?
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Papua New Guinea Tribe meet white man for the first time ever.
Incredible seeing the initial the mistrust being bridged but I can’t help but feel their lives are irreversibly changed, possibly for the worse. Wikipedia has a great page on un-contacted peoples, there are more than you would imagine and I hope they get to stay that way.
UPDATE: Wired.com are reporting Brazil has released news of another undiscovered tribe.