Albert Einstein

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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.

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Einstein’s handwritten secrets for a happy life auctioned for $1.56 million

A frame from a simulation of the merger of two black holes and the resulting emission of gravitational radiation (colored fields, which represent a component of the curvature of space-time). The yellow areas near the black holes do not correspond to physi

Listen to the collision of two black holes. Einstein was right.


Does God exist? Can science really disprove that?

Brilliant Blunders

A new book tells how Einstein and others made brilliant blunders


Messy Desks a Sign of Creativity

We’ve all heard the old quote about messy desks that’s attributed to Albert Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Well, Einstein’s endorsement of the cluttered desk now has the backing of a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota. […]

Albert Einstein’s archives going online


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem began posting online the archive of Albert Einstein on Monday. Currently about 2,000 documents totaling 7,000 pages are available to view in full. Over the coming years the entire archive, totaling more than 80,000 pages, will be available to the public.

Einstein’s Law of Relativity challenged by experiment


One of the world’s foremost laboratories says they’ve found subatomic particles called neutrinos that travel even faster than the speed of light.

Einstein, God and the Universe

Lifestyle & Belief

Einstein once said ‘science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind’ — a look at the science-religion debate.

Albert Einstein’s Documents Going Online

Albert Einstein’s entire archive of  manuscripts, letters, theoretical musings, and personal correspondences are going online. More than 80,000 pages of material, owned by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will now be digitized and shared on the web. To date, only 900 pages of the brilliant scientist’s legacy have ever been available to the public. The digital […]