Stephen Hawking. Theoretical Physicist. Cosmologist. Smart guy. Beyond genius, actually. Hell, very probably the best brain that us humans have right now. But so much of his intelligence is hard to grasp for less wrinkled brains like us. This animation, made by The Guardian as part of its Made Simple series, breaks down the basics of some of Hawking's ideas about black holes, singularity, gravity, physics, Hawking Radiation and so forth. You might get a little smarter? [The Guardian via Brain Pickings]