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Meet Stephen Hawking (english subtitles)

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Dara O’Briain Meets Stephen Hawking Since he was a teenager, Dara O Briain has been fascinated with Professor Stephen Hawking, the world’s most celebrated scientist. In this special film, Dara spends time with his boyhood hero as he attends the world premiere of The Theory of Everything, the movie made about his life, and then at Professor Hawking’s home and place of work in Cambridge.

In 1963, Stephen was diagnosed with ALS, a form of motor neurone disease, and given two years to live. Over 50 years later, he is still working on new scientific theories and has become an unlikely pop culture icon. Dara meets the people who keep him healthy and working – his carers and support team, his academic colleagues and friends – and Eddie Redmayne, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Hawking on film.

After attending the premiere of The Theory of Everything…

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Michio Kaku and Stephen Hawking on Aliens

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Published 07/08/2013

Extraterrestrial life (from the Latin words: extra [“beyond” or “not of”] and terrestris [“of or belonging to Earth”]) is defined as life that does not originate from Earth. It is often also referred to as alien life or simply aliens (or space aliens, to differentiate from other definitions of alien or aliens). These hypothetical forms of life range from simple bacteria-like organisms to beings far more complex than humans.

The development and testing of hypotheses on extraterrestrial life is known as exobiology or astrobiology; the term astrobiology, however, includes the study of life on Earth viewed in its astronomical context. Nonetheless, scientists at the National Institutes of Health reported studies that life in the universe may have begun “9.7±2.5 billion years ago”, billions of years before the Earth was formed, based on extrapolating the “genetic complexity of organisms” (from “major phylogenetic lineages”) to earlier times.

Many scientists consider extraterrestrial…

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Searching for Aliens – A project by Stephen Hawking

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Published 20/07/2015

Physicist Stephen Hawking has teamed up with a Russian billionaire to launch a quest to discover life on other planets. Report by Conor Mcnally.

Current affairs, amazing footage and incredible stories. Welcome to ODN – On Demand News. Formerly the ITN YouTube channel, ODN is your home for the top visual stories happening across the globe.

On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, an endeavor they’re calling Breakthrough Listen.

“We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth,” Hawking said at Monday’s news conference, “So in an infinite universe, there must be other occurrences of life.”

An introductory video set up the announcement by Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking of “Breakthrough Listen,” a new initiative aimed at discovering intelligent extraterrestrial…

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Sugar… our new Enemy !

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Sugar, How much do you know about it ?

Published on 18 Jun 2015

The Truth About Sugar – New BBC Documentary 2015 – Sugar is the big bad wolf of the diet world, but not that many of us know quite how to quit it or, in fact, what the downsides to a sugary diet actually are.

The Truth About Sugar documentary, aired on BBC One aimed to demystify some of the myths about sugar – namely, what food products secretly contain it – and demonstrate the impact it can make on your health if you reduce the amount you eat.

It charted the lives of Cara Patterson, Rick Shabilla, Audrey Cannon and Simon Gallagher, who consumed nearly 119 teaspoons of sugar between them a day. Three of them lost nearly six kilograms each after implementing a low-sugar diet, but Shabilla unfortunately decided to replace his Indian sweets habit…

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Laudato Sí ! At last a Vatican concerned about the environment ?

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A Radical Vatican?

BY Naomi Klein JULY 10, 2015

When I was first asked to speak at a Vatican press conference on Pope Francis’s recently published climate-change encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” I was convinced that the invitation would soon be rescinded. Now the press conference and, after it, a two-day symposium to explore the encyclical is just two days away. This is actually happening.

As usual ahead of stressful trips, I displace all of my anxiety onto wardrobe. The forecast for Rome in the first week of July is punishingly hot, up to ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit. Women visiting the Vatican are supposed to dress modestly, no exposed legs or upper arms. Long, loose cottons are the obvious choice, the only problem being that I have a deep-seated sartorial aversion to anything with the whiff of hippie.

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