05 Jan '12, 2pm

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease

In this Jun 19, 2006 file photo, Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking speaks at an international gathering of scientists on the origins of the universe at Beijing's Great Hall of the People in China. He will turn 70 on Sunday despite being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease where most people die within a few years of the diagnosis. -- PHOTO: AP CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) - British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease. The physicist and cosmologist was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease when he was a 21-year-old student at Cambridge University. Most people die within a few years of the diagnosis, called motor neurone disease in the United Kingdom. On Sunday, Mr Hawking will turn 70. 'I don't know of anyone who's survived thi...

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