Daryll Rowe admitted infecting men with HIV in Edinburgh

BBC News

An Edinburgh hairdresser has been jailed for eight years for deliberately trying to infect four men with HIV. Daryll Rowe admitted having sex with four men knowing he was HIV positive. Last month, in England, Rowe was jailed for life for trying to infect 10 men. Five of them contracted HIV. After being diagnosed with the virus in 2015, the 27-year-old began to have sex with men in a deliberate effort to infect them.

Stephen Hawking Birthday 2017 Quotes And Facts: Physicist Who Is Longest ALS Survivor Turns 75

International Business Times

Stephen Hawking was celebrating his birthday early this year by taking in a movie. He turned 75 on Sunday, but the British theoretical physicist went to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" in Cambridge, England, on Thursday. The pairing of the movie and the man was somewhat appropriate, what with the celebrated scientist viewing the latest installment of a celebrated science fiction film franchise. The man who was diagnosed more than a half-century ago with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has achieved much in his life, including beating the odds of survival with his medical condition. Typically given just 10 years to live from the time of diagnosis, Hawking has gone on to live in excess of five times that figure.

What Is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? Stephen Hawking Suffered From Motor Neuron Disease

International Business Times

Revolutionary scientist, physicist and author Stephen Hawking, who spent most of his lifetime chained to a wheelchair because of a degenerative neuromuscular disease, died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday in Cambridge, England, a spokesman for his family confirmed. Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement that Hawking died at his home in Cambridge peacefully, surrounded by his family. They said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years." "His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world.

Stephen Hawking, legendary physicist, dies at 76, family says

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If the big bang theory is an explanation on how the universe was created, then what existed before the big bang occurred? In this file photo taken on Sept. 19, 2013, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary "Hawking," a film about the scientist's life. Stephen Hawking, one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists, has died at age 76. On the cover of the Oxford Dictionary of Scientists, Hawking appeared with Einstein and Madame Curie, an apt demonstration of his renown. For decades, Hawking was confined to a wheelchair by a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a neurological disease that handcuffs movement.

Remembering Stephen Hawking: Gifts from an unbounded mind

Christian Science Monitor | Science

March 14, 2018 --Stephen Hawking lived a life that stood in defiance of finality. In 1963, as a graduate student at Cambridge University, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. His doctors gave him just two years to live. Instead, Dr. Hawking spent the next half century overturning physicists' conceptions of black holes. In 1974, drawing on general relativity, thermodynamics, and quantum physics, he found that black holes actually emit radiation at their edges, gradually evaporating over billions of years until they explode.