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A black and white photo showing three scientists in an old looking laboratory.

Why history’s most famous scientists are usually a bit weird


Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.

How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein

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How to Catch a Spacetime Wave

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It’s All Relativity

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This novelist riffs off the fact that Albert Einstein was a ‘true outsider’

Even after he came up with E=mc2, young Albert Einstein was still unable to get a job teaching physics.

Albert Einstein: The slacker years


Fear not, job seekers. Even Albert Einstein failed to find immediate success after developing his famous Theory of General Relativity. He couldn’t even get a job teaching high school math.

Albert Einstein’s work made clear that clocks in space move at a different speed than clocks on Earth. Taking into account those differences is crucial to ensuring GPS’ accuracy.

The next time your GPS gets you somewhere on time, thank Albert Einstein


You might have heard of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. But did you know that it has also played a crucial role in a little thing called GPS?