British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.
Nasa's Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter's cloud formations at its south pole, as it zoomed around Jupiter during its 11th flyby.
Giant 'mega-colonies' of penguins have been discovered among the remote islands of Antarctica, easing fears their numbers had been in decline for decades due to climate change.
The star, S0-2, is one of two that can travel closest to the Sagittarius A* black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
The exoplanet known as WASP-39b has a mass equal to that of Saturn and has been classified as a "hot Saturn".
Designs of a wild bull and a Barbary sheep along with 'S' shaped figures were detected on the bodies of two mummies at the British Museum.
Atlanta police are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help locate Tim Cunningham, a high-ranking CDC scientist that has vanished.
Cats and dogs are enjoying the snow much more than commuters right now.
A team of researchers from Harvard University is close to reviving an extinct bird after recreating a near-complete genome of the little bush moa.
The main drill was not used for over a year and engineers MacGyvered a new way to use it.
Archaeologists discovered the submerged prehistoric site, dating back to the Early Archaic period, near the Venice shoreline, off the coast of Florida.
The new discovery also provides clues that could revolutionise our understanding of the mysterious dark matter particles.
A massive collision, doughnut-shaped clouds, and rock vapour all seemingly came together to form the Moon.
Tardigrades are highly resilient creatures are believed to be capable of surviving intense radiation and the vacuum of space.
Lesser rain has been predicted for India, with weaker monsoons likely by the end of this century.
Astrophysicists suggest that aliens could transmit hazardous messages and launch cyberattacks to hack and shut down our computers.
Some hardy microbes, living in extreme conditions in the deepest parts of the Earth's oceans, could theoretically survive on Enceladus.
Study of an ancient burial reveals how a prehistoric puppy was cared for by human beings almost 14,000 years ago.
Scientists believe that impact from such supermassive black hole outbursts may be one of the most common ways for super-Earths to form at the centre of the Milky Way.
Researchers at Washington State University have extracted nicotine from the dental deposits to understand consumption of tobacco in the ancient world.