Stephen Hawking mourned by celebrities after his death at age 76

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The world today paid tribute to physicist Stephen Hawking, who died today at the age of 76. The famed British theoretical physicist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed. And the celebrity and scientific world, including NASA, Katy Perry, and Piers Morgan, took to Twitter to pay their respects to the father of three. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. The world just dropped a lot of IQ points.


Rihanna Shares 'Ocean's 8' Teaser After Twitter Feud With Azealia Banks

International Business Times

Rihanna is part of the all-female cast of the "Ocean's" trilogy's first spin-off film, "Ocean's 8." Way ahead of the comedy heist film's premiere in 2018, the "Work" hitmaker dropped the first look teaser for the movie on Twitter. On Monday, RiRi surprised her millions of followers on the social networking site when she uploaded a photo of her and the seven other female leads of the movie. In the pic, Rihanna is seen seated inside a train with her co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Awkwafina. "Ocean's 8" is hitting theaters in the summer of 2018, specifically on June 8 of that year. Hence, many fans were delighted to see the first look photo as early as this week.


Martin Shkreli's Twitter account suspended after he posted creepy photo collage

Mashable

Martin Shkreli is kicking off 2017 with unsurprising flair. The former pharmaceutical executive's Twitter account was suspended Sunday, not long after he updated his profile with a creepy photo collage of Teen Vogue editor Lauren Duca. SEE ALSO: 'Of course' Martin Shkreli would raise drug prices again Martin Shkreli has been suspended from Twitter pic.twitter.com/LFETGG5EhD When asked for comment by Mashable, Shkreli inquired "what is being mashed." The 33-year-old Wu-Tang aficionado had messaged Duca on Jan. 5 after the magazine editor sparred with news host Tucker Carlson on Fox News.


Stephen Hawking dies peacefully aged 76 at his Cambridge home

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 - more than 50 years after he was given just two years to live. The world's most celebrated scientist passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge this morning after a long battle with motor neurone disease, his family has revealed. His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: 'We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. 'He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever'. They also said their father's'courage, persistence, brilliance and humour inspired people across the world' - shown in a recent poll that saw him voted the 25th greatest Briton of all time. Professor Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 when he was 21 and he defied medical experts who said he would be dead within two years. In the following 55 years he became the world's most famous scientist since Albert Einstein for his work exploring the mysteries of space, time and black holes despite being wheelchair-bound and only able to communicate using a computer and his famous voice synthesizer. University of Cambridge vice-chancellor Professor Stephen Toope said today: 'His exceptional contributions to scientific knowledge and the popularisation of science and mathematics have left an indelible legacy. His character was an inspiration to millions'.


'No Fats, No Femmes' documentary to explore the 'politics of desirability'

Los Angeles Times

Being overweight carries with it a social stigma, as does being a man who embraces the feminine, but for those in the gay community who live at the intersection of such identities, life can be like the worst case of double jeopardy. To Jamal Lewis, however, who is also black and who identifies as "gender deviant," being fat and effeminate is a source of power and a subject worthy of exploration in a documentary titled "No Fats, No Femmes." "For me, I'm just interested in the spaces that people are afraid to occupy," said Lewis, who uses "he-she" as a gender pronoun. "I think there is something to be learned from what we are most afraid of, and so, if that's what I was taught to be afraid of, well [forget] that. I am the Fat Femme."