A final theory explaining how mankind might detect parallel universes was completed by Stephen Hawking shortly before he died, it has emerged. Colleagues have revealed the renowned theoretical physicist’s final academic work was to set out the groundbreaking mathematics needed for a spacecraft to find traces of multiple big bangs. Currently being reviewed by a leading scientific journal, the paper, named A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation, may turn out to be Hawking’s most important scientific legacy. The new paper is a bid to clear up an issue thrown up by Hawking's 1983 "no-boundaries" theory Credit: Barcroft Images Fellow researchers have said that if the evidence which the new theory promises had been discovered before Hawking died last week, it may have secured the Nobel Prize which had eluded him for so long. The new paper seeks to resolve an issue thrown up by Hawking’s 1983 “no-boundary” theory which described how the universe burst into existence with the big bang. According to that account, the universe instantaneously expanded from a tiny point into a prototype of what we live in today, a process known as inflation. But the theory also predicted an infinite number of big bangs, each creating their own universe, a “multiverse”, which presented a mathematical paradox because it is seemingly impossible to measure. Read more | Professor Stephen Hawking Carlos Frenk, professor of cosmology at Durham University, told The Sunday Times: The intriguing idea in Hawking’s paper is that [the multiverse] left its imprint on the background radiation permeating our universe and we could measure it with a detector on a spaceship. “These ideas offer the breathtaking prospect of finding evidence for the existence of other universe.” Professor Thomas Hertog, from KU Leuven University in Belgium, worked with Hawking on the new theory and said he met the Cambridge scientist two weeks ago to discuss its final approval. “This was Stephen: to boldly go where Star Trek fears to tread,” he said. “He has often been nominated for the Nobel and should have won it. Now he never can.” In quotes | Stephen Hawking Despite the hopeful promise of Hawking’s final work, it also comes with the depressing prediction that, ultimately, the universe will fade into blackness as stars simply run out of energy. He died last Wednesday in Cambridge at the age of 76, having suffered from a rare form of motor neurone disease since 1964. He eventually became confined to a wheelchair and dependent on a computerised voice system for communication. His most famous popular, A Brief History of Time, was published in 1988 and sold more than 10 million copies within 20 years.
By Dominic Evans and Lisa Barrington ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. A spokesman for the rebel fighters said they entered Afrin before dawn, meeting no resistance. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said pockets of YPG fighters defied orders to withdraw, but Turkish forces were in control.
The Pregnancy Care Clinic in the Southern California city of El Cajon offers a host of services for pregnant women including ultrasound exams, prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. There is one major exception: abortion. Now the clinic, which staunchly opposes abortion, is among of a group of Christian-based facilities, known as crisis pregnancy centers, involved in a major case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Israeli forces on Sunday knocked out a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug by Hamas militants to mount cross-border attacks, the military said. The tunnel had been cut off during the 2014 Gaza war and Hamas had tried to put it back into operation, a military spokesman said. It had been dug inside the Hamas-ruled enclave several hundred meters away from Israel's border fence.
"I'm not interested anymore," Graham told NPR in the Spring of 2016. "I don't see any immediate, significant changes happening."
The Cook Political Report, a renowned nonpartisan election forecaster, shifted its projections of nine House races in favor of Democrats Friday, days after political novice Conor Lamb bested his Republican challenger in the special election to represent a Pennsylvania district President Trump carried by 20 points against Hillary Clinton. Among the notable ratings changes were three races affected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent move to redraw the state's congressional districts, ostensibly as a counterweight to the effects of partisan gerrymandering.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson joined Brooke Baldwin on CNN to talk about Donald Trump's "Stormy Situation" and boy, did it get heated. Rick got the pleasure of meeting Paris Dennard, MAGA Trump lover and idiotic sycophant.
Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is seen during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in June 2017. Though McCabe had spent more than 20 years as a career FBI official, Trump repeatedly condemned him over the last year as emblematic of an FBI leadership he contends is biased against his administration.
For some time, scientists have known that the Moon and Mars have some fascinating similarities to Earth. In addition to being similar in composition, there is ample evidence that both bodies had active geological pasts.
A bill that opponents say would allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and non-Christians has cleared the Oklahoma Senate. The bill would cover child-placing agencies that block adoptive parents who do not meet the agencies' religious or moral standards.
The article begins with the assertion that conservatives in Ohio favor clean energy policies, and accuses the Republican legislature of engaging in efforts to water down or kill renewable energy rules. It also cites a poll showing that 85 percent of conservative voters are willing to pay more for their electricity if it is sourced from renewable energy sources.
Over the course of our national immigration debate - speaking of which, has anyone noticed that the DACA deadline expired without Congressional action ? - border hawks are sometimes scolded for highlighting examples of violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants. I tend to agree that judging groups of people by their worst elements is an unfair practice that can cross into toxic demagoguery and scapegoating.
With that, Canada's prime minister has declared war on British Columbia's efforts to stop that widely unwanted project, which our provincial government has taken new actions to frustrate, further to its other announced and ongoing efforts . In pandering to the all-powerful interests of Big Oil-and to the voters of Alberta-yet another Trudeau has given British Columbians the finger .