Nicholas Kristof lectures Palestinians about throwing rocks but has no condemnation of Israeli violence in his latest column and justifies the Israeli blockade of Gaza. He mentions Israelis kidnapped in June but leaves out Palestinian youths killed by Israelis in May.
Famed Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking, 72, recently confessed that he "briefly tried to commit suicide" and said denying an individual who is in great pain and facing imminent death the right to commit suicide is "discrimination...
There’s a Java conference in Norway called “JavaZone” that, as you might expect, is really into a certain programming language. The organisers have garnered a reputation for putting together sharply-edited promotional “trailers” evangelising their one, true love. Show More Summary
Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg ran some numbers for the Wall Street Journal to determine which of Amazon's most popular e-books people start but never finish. The classic example, apparently, is Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time – but the astrophysicist's rarely-read bestseller was far from this summer's least-read book. Read more...
The stars of Duck Dynasty, the Robertson family have enjoyed phenomenal success from a financial point of view. That’s no secret. They were already millionaires from their business manufacturing duck calls before they became the stats of the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty. The Robertson clan get a plenty of humor from portraying themselves
If you can run, you can walk. If you can walk, you can crawl. If you can crawl, you can lay down and die. Yet you are alive. Can you explain the mystery of life? Not even Stephen Hawking can. Can you? We ask again. Read more...
In his famous lecture on Life in the Universe, Stephen Hawking asks: "What are the chances that we will encounter some alien form of life, as we explore the galaxy?" If the argument about the time scale for the appearance...
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Earlier this week, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking out-snarked the king of snark, talk show host John Oliver. Hawking was Oliver's first guest for his "Great Minds: People Who Think Good" series on his show, "Last Night Tonight." It turns out Hawking isn't just brilliant, he's pretty funny too. Show More Summary
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Stephen Hawking Mocks John Oliver On last weeks episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver", Stephen Hawking, arguably the smartest physicist alive mocked Oliver, relentlessly. It's an incredible site to witness, in the end...Show More Summary
If Stephen Hawking’s focal intent is for readers to understand what Imaginary Time is, but claims very few people get it, it’s clear that he’s more of a scientist than a culturist. Which is chill, and probably REALLY important, but had...Show More Summary
John Oliver talks to Stephen Hawking in the first installment of Last Week Tonight’s new “People Who Think Good” series. They cover such topics as parallel universes, artificial intellicence, and Charlize Theron. [Last Week Tonight with John Oliver]
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If the key to comedy is in the timing, then you'd think a man without the ability to speak would be at a severe disadvantage. But as Stephen Hawking demonstrated on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, he has a higher understanding of time and timing than most humans.
Stephen Hawking can hold his own among physicists, sure. But he's also pretty comfortable going one-on-one with comedians. Just check out this new interview between the celebrated cosmologist and John Oliver, host of the HBO series "Last...Show More Summary
Last night John Oliver interviewed Stephen Hawking, who confirmed his notion that the world could face a Battlestar Gallactica-style future at the hands of machines
Physicist Stephen Hawking's recent appearance on Last Week Tonight was genuinely laugh-out-loud hilarious. Oliver had him kickstart a new segment called "People Who Think Good," where he was asked about the dangers of AI, time travel — and Oliver's metaphysical odds of dating Charlize Theron. A must watch. Read more...
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