He passed away last March 2018 at the age of 76 but British physicist Stephen Hawking, who is considered as one of his generation’s most brilliant scientists, isn’t done making headlines yet. In his last book published just recently, he discussed several controversial topics.
Entitled “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” the book tackles everything from Hawking’s belief about extraterrestrial life and the possibility of time travel, among many others. He also took time to speak about God and the statement has since gained mixed reaction from the public.
“There is no God. No one directs the universe,” reads an excerpt from Stephen Hawking’s final book.
“For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God. I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature.”
Regarding time travel, Hawking taught “(it) can’t be ruled out according to our present understanding.”
He likewise predicted:
“Within the next hundred years, we will be able to travel to anywhere in the Solar System.”
The renowned physicist suffered from “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, for most of his adult life,” reported CNN.
After Hawking’s death, his family completed the book before releasing it to the public.
Lucy Hawking, his daughter, said her father “realized that people specifically wanted his answers to these questions.”
She also added:
“He’s asking us not to go into the future blindly. How good is the track record of the human race in using advances in technology for the good of ordinary people?”
Meanwhile, when asked “How do we shape the future?”, Hawking had a very inspiring answer:
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”
115,000-Year-Old Bones Reveal Neanderthal Child Was Eaten By A Giant Bird
The story behind Poland’s oldest human remains is a little hard to swallow.
The oldest human remains discovered in Poland were found a few years ago, but it’s only recently that scientists have uncovered the unfortunate fate of the Neanderthal to whom they once belonged. Polish researchers recently identified the fossils as the remains of a human child.
The small hand bones were found in a cave in Southern Poland's Malopolska region, according to Science in Poland, a Polish government-funded site. Researchers recently did a lab analysis of what was first believed to be just animals bones, but some were eventually identified as human bones.
Children Inherit Intelligence From Their Mothers, Says Science
In most cases, children consider their mothers as their first teachers. Way before young kids start schooling, their moms teach them to speak, read, count, and much, much more.
However, several studies are telling us that mothers play a big role in developing a child's intellect. As it appears, young ones actually inherit their intelligence more from their moms than their dads, according to experts.
Sorry, dads! But kids get their intelligence from their moms.
8 Mars Facts That Make It Earth-Like
#4 is actually really cool!
It's no secret that Mars is very different from Earth. The so-called Red Planet reportedly lacks oxygen in its atmosphere as well as any signs of life. However, scientists are learning new things about our closest neighbor every day.
One discovery is changing our view of Mars as a desert wasteland. NASA has found that there is liquid water on the planet. The underwater lake is believed to be filled with salty water that flows despite the planet's freezing temperature. Here are eight facts about the Red Planet that makes it somehow similar to Earth.
1. The Four Seasons