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Stephen Hawking Says He Would Consider Assisted Suicide


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Professor Stephen Hawking says he would consider assisted suicide should be became merely a burden. The physicist who suffers from motor neurone disease has argued that keeping someone alive against their own wishes is the "ultimate indignity".

Stephen HawkingProfessor Stephen Hawking says he would consider assisted suicide

In an interview with comedian Dara O'Briain for a new BBC programme, Professor Hawking said: "To keep someone alive against their wishes is the ultimate indignity.

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Stephen Hawking to Play Glastonbury. Yep. We Said It.


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Dr Stephen Hawking will play the Kidz Field at this year's Glastonbury Festival, joining entertainers including the magician Dynamo and New Zealand singer Mr Yipadee (and his pal Wonky Donky).

Dr Stephen HawkingDr Stephen Hawking will play the Kidz Field at Glastonbury

It's unclear what Hawking will actually be doing in the Kidz Field, though he's unlikely to be giving a full reading of A Brief History of Time. 

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Stephen Hawking To Appear At Glastonbury


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Glastonbury is famous for very many things – stone circles, crusty hippies and loud music – but almost certainly not for science. However, a reputation for serious thought might start developing with the news that Stephen Hawking is to make an appearance at this year’s festival.

Glasto’s official Twitter account confirmed that the world-renowned professor, whose life was recently the subject of the Oscar-winning movie The Theory of Everything, will be appearing at the Kidz Field. He’ll be part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the creation of that area of the festival, which is aimed at children aged 12 or under.

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Liam Payne Claims New One Direction Songs Sound Like Oasis


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Barely a month after the departure of Zayn Malik, One Direction are clearly wasting no time in getting on with their career. Group member Liam Payne has suggested that the songs for their new album sound “great” and a bit like Oasis.

Payne was speaking to Capital FM on Tuesday morning and said “the album's coming together really well actually. The boys we've been writing with have come up with some great, great songs that are kind of like a bit Oasis-y almost, which is ace. I love that.”

Liam PayneLiam Payne was talking about the new 1D album to Capital FM on Tuesday

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And Now...Stephen Hawking on Why Zayn Is Still In One Direction


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Dr Stephen Hawking, one of the finest minds in the history of the mankind, has had his say on Zayn Malik's departure from pop group One Direction. Appearing via hologram at the Sydney Opera House over the weekend, Dr Hawking responded to a question about the "cosmological effect" of Malik leaving the biggest group on the planet.

Stephen HawkingDr Stephen Hawking made a fan's day at the Sydney Opera House

"Finally, a question about something important," he joked, before reassuring those devastated by the singer's unexpected departure.

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So What Does Stephen Hawking Think About Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction?


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We all know Stephen Hawking is a genius who can give us answers on some of the universe’s most mind-boggling questions. So what better person is there to ask about the most troubling and puzzling question of recent times, what is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction?

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking may have just given million of One Directioners hope.

Professor Hawking was speaking at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday night via a 3D hologram projection from his actual location at Cambridge University in the U.K. During the talk Hawking answered questions from his daughter, journalist Lucy Hawking and physicist Paul Davies, as well as audience members at the Opera house.

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4 Early Eddie Redmayne Films You Definitely Need To See


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Eddie Redmayne caused no surprise when he landed the award for Best Actor at the 2015 Oscars, following his role as a young Stephen Hawking in his epic biopic 'The Theory Of Everything' which had already won him a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.

Eddie Redmayne at the 2015 Oscars
Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor

It was a foreseeable win, and one that Hawking himself has admitted he's very proud of for Redmayne. We were, of course, already aware of his extraordinary talents before he was cast in the movie, following appearances in 'Les Miserables' and 'My Week With Marilyn', but even before then he was gluing people to screens with his early performances. These are four movies starring Eddie Redmayne that you probably haven't seen, but definitely should:

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EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2015 Official After Party

Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne - A variety of stars were photographed at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2015 Official After Party which was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Hawking
Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Hawking
Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne

the after party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel

Stephen Hawking - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards after party which was held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

the EE British Academy Film Awards held at The Opera House

Stephen Hawking - the EE British Academy Film Awards held at The Opera House at British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

Eddie Redmayne Beats Cumberbatch And Fiennes To Best Actor Prize At 2015 BAFTAs


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Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'

The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.

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EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Stephen Hawking - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

Professor Stephen Hawking - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Stephen Hawking and daughter Lucy Hawking
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Eddie Redmayne's 'The Theory Of Everything' Beats 'The Hobbit' At The Box Office


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The Stephen Hawking biopic 'The Theory of Everything' has claimed the top spot on the UK box office, pushing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' into second place after three weeks as champ. This was a surprisingly strong performance for a British movie about a maths genius, but awards-season buzz has raised awareness of the film over recent weeks as other biopics have suffered from backlash.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything'
Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything'

One of Lyndon Johnson's advisors has criticised the Oscar contender 'Selma' of exaggerating the clash between the president (played by Tom Wilkinson in the film) and Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo).

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Biopics Win Big At 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards [Photos]


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The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards saw accolades going to some very well-deserved movies from the last year - with some even more well-deserved individuals picking them up.

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[L-R] Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and J.K. Simmons at Palm Springs Film Festival Awards (Credit: Michael Buckner at Getty Images Entertainment

 Unsurprisingly, the Ensemble Cast Award went to the actors from 'The Imitation Game'; a movie depicting the era-defining career of codebreaker Alan Turing during World War II and his subsequent arrest for being homosexual. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, with the likes of Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Alex Lawther - the latter of whom plays Turing's younger self. Directed by the BAFTA nominated Morten Tyldum, the movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, and it definitely looks to be in line for an Academy Award.

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