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Stephen Hawking Nails Question About Zayn Malik's Departure from One Direction: VIDEO


Professor Stephen Hawking appeared at an event at Sydney's Opera House on Saturday night at which he was beamed in as a hologram from his home in Cambridge, UK.

After discussing quantum physics, black holes, and ALS, Hawking took questions from the audience, and one which came from a girl named Samantha Sue.

She asked: “What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?”

Replied Hawking without hesitation:

"Finally, a question about something important. My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes....It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe....And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction....This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married."


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Stephen Hawking Tells John Oliver There Might Be a Parallel Universe Where He's Funny: VIDEO


John Oliver interviewed Stephen Hawking about the one thing he wished people understood about his work, artificial intelligence, life on other planets, wormholes, imaginary time, parallel universes, and Charlize Theron.

Hawking delivered the zings.



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Stephen Hawking, Fellow Scientists Call for Pardon of Gay UK Codebreaker Alan Turing

Professor Stephen Hawking and a long list of scientists have joined the chorus of voices calling for an official pardon of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, in a letter to the UK's Telegraph:

TuringWe write in support of a posthumous pardon for Alan Turing, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the modern era. He lead the team of Enigma codebreakers at Bletchley Park, which most historians agree shortened the Second World War. Yet successive governments seem incapable of forgiving his conviction for the then crime of being a homosexual, which led to his suicide, aged 41.

We urge the Prime Minister formally to forgive this British hero, to whom we owe so much as a nation, and whose pioneering contribution to computer sciences remains relevant even today. To those who seek to block attempts to secure a pardon with the argument that this would set a precedent, we would answer that Turing’s achievements are sui generis. It is time his reputation was unblemished.

Lord Currie of Marylebone
Lord Grade of Yarmouth
Lord Faulkner or Worcester
Lord Rees of Ludlow
Astronomer Royal
Lord Sharkey
Lord Smith of Finsbury
Baroness Trumpington
Sir Timothy Gowers
Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University
Dr Douglas Gurr
Chairman, Science Museum Group
Professor Stephen Hawking
Sir Paul Nurse
President, the Royal Society

During World War II, Alan Turing, who is known as the father of modern computing, devised the Turing Bombe, a codebreaking device that was used to decipher the Nazi enigma codes, up to 3,000 messages per day. He was also gay, and two years after being convicted of "gross indecency" for being homosexual and sentenced to undergo hormone therapy, he killed himself with a cyanide-laced apple.

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 road Kylie Minogue's boyfriend's Andrés Velencoso is stripped bare for the cover of Vanity Fair Espana.

Boom  road Boom Boom Room Update: "Some residents in Laguna Beach are pushing for historic status for a building that for decades housed an iconic gay bar that they consider central to the city's history. The Boom Boom Room, they argue, is an important element of gay life that requires memorializing, a place where Rock Hudson for decades held court.

 road Study by the New York City Department of Health: "Only 23 per cent of women required their male partners to use condoms during anal sex, compared with 61 per cent of gay or bisexual men."

 road Not "gay enough" to work in an adult sex shop

 road Gay dog, guide dog: What's the difference?

 road Jake Gyllenhaal is looking a little pasty these days.

Daniel-craig-2xist-underwear-05 road Sarah Palin makes an unsuccessful attempt at humor during a speech in liberal Eugene, Oregon: “I eat granola. I eat a lot of organic food. I have to shoot and catch a lot of my organic food before I eat it."

 road Gawker might be in trouble with the law for possession of a prototype of the new iPhone.

 road Daniel Craig's underwear plays a game of peak-a-boo.

 road Stephen Hawking thinks that aliens might be smarter than us: “I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive. Just as a chimpanzee can’t understand quantum theory, it could be there are aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains.”

 road Gay surfers can stop surfing the net for a place "to meet and socialise online:" That place now exists.

 road Tragic: Tornado rips through Mississippi killing 10.

 road This is how Bobby Trendy dresses for an afternoon stroll in Beverly Hills.

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 roadFlorida Supreme Court to hear arguments in gay adoption case tomorrow: "Tomorrow the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Liberty Counsel v. The Florida Bar. Earlier this year Liberty Counsel filed a petition at the Florida Supreme Court, arguing that the Bar should remain neutral in the state's homosexual adoption controversy."

Gaga  roadGaGa: Spot of tea?

 roadIf you had a horn growing out of your forehead for 20 years, you'd look this happy too.

 roadTharon Musser, lighting designer for more than 150 Broadway shows, dies at 84.

 roadIdolator talks to the Pet Shop Boys.

 roadWhy hasn't the United States lifted HIV travel restrictions yet? "Following new legislation last year, the HIV entry ban is no longer law, but remains an administrative decision to be ruled on by the Department for Health and Human Services."

 roadBrazilian President Lula writes letter in favor of gay rights.

 roadDSquared2 twins Dan and Dean Caten are getting their own music show on Sirius radio: "The program, called 'Dean and Dan on Air: Style in Stereo,' will spin music from the past and present, including the soundtracks from their runway shows, spanning genres including urban, dance, hip-hop and rock ’n’ roll. The program will also feature interviews with celebrities to discuss the latest in fashion, music, politics and more."

 roadHugh Jackman says fans rarely recognize him.

Remote  roadWhere's the most remote place on Earth?

 roadBluetooth 3.0 introduced.

 roadStephen Hawking to pull through: "He is comfortable and his family is looking forward to him making a full recovery."

 roadWTF would Jesus do?

Vanderplaats  roadVander Plaats plots Iowa gubernatorial campaign: "Vander Plaats recently placed an ad on Republican-leaning news site, the Drudge Report, to show the nation that most Iowans are against gay marriage..."The definition of marriage is also going to be an issue in the campaign, and in particular where the incumbent governor and the Democrat-controlled legislature is saying, 'We don't even want to hear from the people on this issue. The courts have said it so therefore we're going to back away and wash our hands of it.' I think that's going to be a major in the 2010 campaign."

 roadRobert Smith of The Cure is 50 years old today!

 roadGertrude Stein Democratic Club blasts D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty for firing gay Parks & Recreation director Clark Ray, demands meeting: "Today's firing of Clark Ray as Director of Parks and Recreation is a slap in the face to the GLBT community...In a city with a huge GLBT population, which supported you in large numbers, that is unacceptable...It is clear to most that Mr. Ray performed his duties in a way that was a credit to the administration," it stated.

Madden  roadGood Charlotte's Joel Madden takes a turn for the blond.

 roadCouncilman to introduce domestic partner registry in Duluth, Minnesota.

 roadScrew Miss USA, here's the Mr. Broadway Beauty Pageant.

 roadGay British Columbia New Democratic Party candidate Ray Lam steps down over Facebook photos showing him feeling woman's breast, pulling down underwear: "Mr. Lam has been involved for several years with the Pride Society, a Vancouver-based advocacy group for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. According to a Pride Society web site, Mr. Lam has been involved in several community organizations and was chair of Youthquest, Lesbian & Gay Youth Society of British Columbia."

 roadRev. Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition warns federal hate crimes bill will legalize numerous types of sexual crimes because the American Psychiatric Association lists certain sexual fetishes under a long list of "sexual orientations".

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 road2009 Pulitzer Prize winners announced.

 roadStem cells to cure most common form of blindness: "Surgeons predict it will become a routine, one-hour procedure that will be generally available in six or seven years’ time. The treatment involves replacing a layer of degenerated cells with new ones created from embryonic stem cells. This week Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical research company, will announce its financial backing to bring the therapy to patients." 

Milo  roadMilo Ventimiglia brings back 50's cut...

 roadGot Talent: Britain has Susan Boyle, while Sweden has Naked Boys Dancing.

 roadEducation Secretary Arne Duncan recognized Friday's Day of Silence.

 roadMadonna falls off horse, blames paparazzi.

 roadParents of gay children come out of the closet in China...

 roadKelly Clarkson does not hook up - video.

 roadBishop Gene Robinson: Civil and religious marriage should be separate. "In this country, it has become very confusing about where the civil action begins and ends and where the religious action begins and ends, because we have asked clergy to be agents of the state."

 roadBluefin tuna to be extinct by 2012?

 roadMorrissey has meltdown over smell of grilled meat at Coachella.

 roadLady GaGa refuses to reveal anything about her teacup.

Rudnick  roadPaul Rudnick responds to Ted Haggard as fellow-heterosexual-with-issues Pastor Stan Belker: "As a teen-ager, I found that I was attracted both to serving Our Lord and to Jimmy Wiggins, the assistant coach of my high-school soccer team. I was in torment, and I would pray for hours on end, asking God why He would command me to love Him so deeply and at the same time just go and create Jimmy’s snug little soccer shorts."

 roadStephen Hawking "very ill" according to Cambridge University.

 roadGay controversy on UK version of The Apprentice as one contestant wants to re-brand the British seaside town of Margate as a gay resort and a teammate tells him she'd never let a homosexual come near her son.

 roadRice University survey shows growing support for gay rights.

 roadGawker Headquarters seating chart.

Crocbait  roadAustralian crocodile bait.

 roadSacha Baron-Cohen apologizes to Madonna over adoption gag: "Madonna was said to be upset at a scene in Bruno’s forthcoming film which mocks her attempts to adopt an African baby. And we hear that shame-faced 37-year-old Sacha has sent her a bouquet of flowers to apologise.  An insider said: 'Sacha is always out to make great comedy – and if he upsets people along the way, so be it. But when word reached him that Madonna thought his sketch was insensitive, he sent her a bouquet of flowers to say, ‘No hard feelings’.'"

 roadSome super slo-mo beauty.

 roadAnti-gay hate crime convictions in Wales double in three years.

 roadIowa Republicans claim advisory that state recorders must perform same-sex marriages comes across as "veiled threat": [Victoria Hutton of the Iowa Department of Public Health] wrote in the e-mail: 'Following is the response from our attorney from the Iowa Attorney General's office. All county recorders in the state of Iowa are required to comply with the Varnum decision ... and to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in the same manner as licenses issued to opposite gender applicants.'"


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