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The Secrets of 120-Foot Rogue Waves

Susan Casey's new book explores the monsters

(Newser) - There are waves, and then there are waves. Susan Casey tackles the latter in The Wave, a new book that explores the world of rogue waves—individual giants that can measure more than 120 feet tall, damage 100-foot oil rigs, and even sink large ships. Salon talked to her about... More »

Religious Leaders Slam 'Godless' Hawking

Battle erupts over 'spontaneous creation'

(Newser) - Angry religious leaders are slamming "Godless" physicist Stephen Hawking for saying the universe likely created itself without any divine intervention. “Belief in God is not about plugging a gap in explaining how one thing relates to another within the universe," the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams tells... More »

Hawking: Universe Didn't Need God to Begin

'Laws of physics are all that's necessary for creation'

(Newser) - The universe didn't need God to begin; it was quite capable of launching its existence on its own, thank you very much, says reknowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The universe began with the Big Bang, which simply followed the inevitable law of physics, the scientist writes. “Because there is a... More »

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