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Basketball Einstein

Lebron James is a genius. you may be thinking that "genius athlete" is some kind of contradiction. Suggesting that athletes are as cerebral as physicists solving...

Einstein and the Suicide Star

It’s one thing to discover a new star, quite another to find one that hurtles through space as if it’s in a hurry to get somewhere. But try this for a scientific...

Dark Energy: Was Einstein Right After All?

You've probably never heard of a galaxy known as NGC 6264, and you've surely never given it a whole lot of thought. But the distant star cluster has just...

Einstein & Faith

He was slow in learning how to talk. "My parents were so worried," he later recalled, "that they consulted a doctor." Even after he had begun using words,...

The Intimate Life of A. Einstein

The last remaining trove of Albert Einstein's personal family letters is being opened to the public this week. They had been closely held by his stepdaughter...

Einstein's Feet

It's hard to do your best thinking when your feet hurt. That's true even for geniuses. On a crisp fall morning back in 1952, Peter Hulit was tending to business...

It's All Relative

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity and the 50th anniversary of his death. Both events are being commemorated...

Einstein Rides Shotgun

In April 1955 pathologist Thomas Harvey performed an autopsy at Princeton (N.J.) Hospital on the cadaver of Albert Einstein. After determining that Einstein...

Books: Einstein Rides Shotgun

In April 1955 pathologist Thomas Harvey performed an autopsy at Princeton (N.J.) Hospital on the cadaver of Albert Einstein. After determining that Einstein died...

Einstein's Repulsive Idea

Albert Einstein never did like the idea of antigravity. It wasn't that he had a problem with farfetched notions. After all, his special and general relativity...

Albert Einstein

He was the embodiment of pure intellect, the bumbling professor with the German accent, a comic cliche in a thousand films. Instantly recognizable, like Charlie...