Rishi Deshpande

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Einstein’s First Proof

On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the <b>Saturday Review of Literature</b> in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five. Einstein recalled his sense of wonderment that the needle always …

Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

The astonishing rise of the world's most notorious drug lord

It's been a long road to notoriety for Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka "El Chapo" or "Shorty." The world's most notorious drug lord pulled off an extraordinary escape from the nation's highest-security prison — his second jailbreak in the past two decades — embarrassing Mexican …

Done with Pluto, New Horizons will drift in endless sea of space

by Daniel Desrochers<p>The New Horizons spacecraft did what it was meant to do. It explored the unexplored dwarf planet Pluto.<p>So, now what?<p>A year from …

Solar System

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many of the devicIes that power our everyday lives would have been unimaginable a century ago.<p>It's a tough world to keep up in.<p>Concerned about what they argue is a lack of funding and appreciation in the US for …

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius<p>In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, …

Science Fiction

A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

But on June 15, astronomers detected something signaling that it had woken up.<p>Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon.<p>Black holes …

This Is What World War III Will Look Like | Time

In a picture that captures the violence and sheer destruction inherent in war perhaps more graphically than any other ever published in LIFE, Marines take cover on an Iwo Jima hillside amid the burned-out remains of banyan jungle, as a Japanese bunker is obliterated in March 1945.<p>In this and dozens …

European markets are getting crushed and nobody knows who'll win the Greek referendum

Analysts expected that we were heading into the final stage of Greece's bailout negotiations, but instead Tsipras opened the question of a deal up to the country.<p>Tsipras has been in charge of negotiating the deal but says what's on the table isn't good enough — so he's campaigning <i>against</i> the …

The Indian central bank chief who saw the 2008 crash coming thinks the world is now facing Great Depression-era problems

So when he says the world is making a policy mistake that it made during the Great Depression, people are likely to take note.<p>According to India's Economic Times, Rajan made the following statement at London Business School:<p>"The question is are we now moving into the territory in trying to produce …

One of Twitter's biggest investors says its CEO search is 'a debilitating mess'

What Sacca says is influential. Not just because he owns Twitter stock, but because his calls on Twitter's strategy have been right on the money. On June 3, he published a lengthy manifesto about what Twitter needs to do to fix its problems (stagnant user base, alienating user interface). A few …