Stephen Hawking

Why genius Stephen Hawking is still scared of humans making alien contact

Stephen Hawking is a pretty smart guy, so when he starts musing about humanity’s place in the universe, it’s a pretty good idea to listen. Turns out, he worries humanity might be woefully unprepared when our future alien overlords arrive.

Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire unveil new plans for an interstellar spaceship
Apr 13, 2016

The super-genius and super-rich unite to create an expensive plan for a proposed interstellar voyage.

Stephen Hawking's new theory gives us hope if ever stuck in a black hole
Aug 27, 2015

Entering the most destructive force in the universe may have an unexpected outcome.

They're not coming: Aliens have no reason to invade Earth
Jul 4, 2015

Stephen Hawking has warned that aliens want to kill us, but others say it just isn't so.

Uh-oh! Stephen Hawking says AI could be humanity's 'worst mistake in history’
May 5, 2014

Transcendence might’ve been a dud at the box office, but the artificial-intelligence-based plot did get the planet’s resident genius thinking. Turns out we could be doomed.

Stephen Hawking: Want to build a time machine? You'll need SPEED!
Dec 14, 2012

"I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a crank," wrote Hawking. "But these days I'm not so cautious."

Stephen Hawking says we must abandon Earth—or die!
Dec 14, 2012

Stephen Hawking may be one of the world's biggest brains, but he sure has been a downer lately. First he tells us that, yes, aliens DO exist, but they want to kill us. And now he wants us to know that if we don't abandon Earth—we're doomed!

Stephen Hawking says the universe doesn't need God
Dec 14, 2012

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking says the universe is perfectly capable of creating itself, thank you very much, and it doesn't require the existence of God or a God-like outside source to get things started.

Stephen Hawking says aliens exist and probably want to kill us
Dec 14, 2012

Expecting any extraterrestrial visitors to be cute and cuddly like E.T.? You shouldn't be.