Stephen Hawking wants humanity to leave Earth as soon as possible

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has been extremely vocal in recent months about his feelings that humanity needs to get off of Earth as soon as possible.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson becomes 1st American to receive Stephen Hawking medal

NEW YORK — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson received the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication Tuesday (June 6), becoming the first American scientist to earn the prestigious award.

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Tim Cook slated to guest on The Late Show on Sept. 15

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next week, the talk show host announced, marking yet another upcoming public appearance for the active executive.

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Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That’s why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.


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Microsoft ousts ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, combines OS and devices teams

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as part of a broad restructuring at the company, one that will see its Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group merge into one unit.



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Get your head in the cloud: Kurzweil predicts humans will be artifically intelligent by 2030

While other brilliant minds like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned against the rise of artificial intelligence, Ray Kurzweil, famed inventor and futurist, and currently also Google’s director of engineering, is taking a vastly different approach to technological innovations on the AI front.

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Expanding the frontiers of computational thinking with Wolfram Language

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Building on the success of WolframAlpha, Stephen Wolfram now aims to bridge the power of its computation engine to the vast stores of data that exist on the Internet.

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Project, Crowdfund Thyself

Neuroscientist Stephen Larson wanted to make OpenWorm, the world’s first open-source digital organism, available for Web browsers. So he and a small team of scientists turned to crowdfunding. With four days left in a 30-day funding window, things looked grim: The project was only halfway to its $120,000 goal, and falling short would mean getting no money at all. The team rallied supporters, obtaining more than a pledge per minute in the campaign’s final hours. Below, three lessons to keep in mind for your own crowdfunding projects. 

* The 30-day OpenWorm campaign started and ended at 9 a.m. Because Kicktraq records campaigns’ statuses at midnight, 31 data points appear on this chart.
Graphic by Katie Peek; Data courtesy Kicktraq and Stephen Larson

Timing is everything. Galvanize support through social media at the beginning and end of a campaign, when most people are paying attention. 

More time ≠ more money. Extending a funding window only lengthens the lull in pledges seen in the middle of most campaigns. 

It’s not over till it’s over. Really. Hang in there.

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