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The Incredible Work Ethic of Albert Einstein: Lessons on Creativity and Contribution

As soon as he hung up the phone, Ralph Morse knew that he needed to get moving. He was still 90 miles away and there wouldn’t be much time before …

Albert Einstein

Six Earth-Moving Moments of 2015

Another year, and this old Earth is approaching the end of its six-hundred-million-mile lap around the sun. Soon, it will have performed three hundred and sixty-five rotations on its canted axis—not quite as many as it once managed (growth bands in corals tell us that, four hundred million years …

What 21 highly successful people were doing right out of college

But while some tech geniuses and business tycoons took this route to success, finding the optimal career path right away is easier said than done for many, and others found career bliss many years down the road.<p>To show that no two paths to success are alike, here's what 21 highly successful people …

Scientist stripped of doctorate over stem cell scandal

A Japanese university has revoked a doctoral degree awarded to a young researcher embroiled in a scandal that has rocked the scientific establishment.<p>Haruko Obokata, 32, drew intense media scrutiny after failing to reproduce the results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem …

Stem Cells

6 Sci-Fi Movies AI Geeks Should Watch

Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest topics of the hour. With highly advanced research and experiments being carried out on the subject, a …

Craft a Perfect Logo with Tips from Most Recognized Brands

A company’s logo is not just a pretty image — it’s the face of the brand. Your logo represents your company and influences how customers feel about …

Graphic Design

7 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

For example, you wouldn't have to study as hard for tests. You'd read about complicated concepts and instantly understand them. You'd be able to take on challenging but exciting jobs like rocket science.<p>All that may be true, but there are also significant disadvantages to being highly intelligent. …

The Math I Learned After I Thought Had Already Learned Math

True story: it’s possible to <i>fly</i> through your own secondary math education – honor roll bumper sticker on your mom’s minivan and all – but miss some …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

Physics

17 cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Liz Fosslien, a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius, runs a cartoon blog that pokes fun at Silicon Valley's culture.<p>"The industry/culture can be very magical but also slightly absurd. It's entertaining to take that absurdity to an extreme in comic form," Fosslien tells us. "I work in …

Silicon Valley

A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat humans in an IQ test

Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000.<p>A new artificial intelligence (AI) program designed by Chinese researchers has beat humans on a verbal IQ test.<p>Scoring well on the verbal section of the intelligence test has traditionally been a tall order for computers, since words have …

Physicists Claim Universe 'Rings' Like Crystal Glass

Not unlike the fading tones of a ringing crystal goblet, the spacetime continuum and the universe itself may be oscillating through billions of years of cosmic time, say two U.S. physicists.<p>In a paper recently published in <i>The Astronomical Journal</i>, physicists Harry Ringermacher and Lawrence Mead at …

Physics

Scientists Create 3D Laser Holograms That Are Safe To Touch

3D laser holograms sound cool, but they're generally hot. As in, hot enough to burn your skin. But now researchers at the Digital Nature Group, a …

12 tips every photographer should know

Mobile Photography

Crazy fast X-ray laser catches chemical reactions in the act

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC laboratory have taken a "molecular movie" of a chemical reaction for the first time. The results of their research could give new insights into to how chemical bonds form, helping researchers better understand biological processes. To give you an idea …

3 of the best new illusions of 2015

YouTube<p>By | Posted Jun 15th, 2015 @ 12:30pm<p>+Show 2 more videos<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Optical illusions have been boggling minds for ages.<p>The deceiving …

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

Happy moon landing day! July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of Apollo 11's arrival on the moon. The lunar lander holding Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down at 4:18 PM eastern, and Armstrong became the first human in history to walk on the lunar surface at 10:56 PM.<p>Huge amounts of …

Why Do Some Old Programming Languages Never Die?

Many of today’s most well-known programming languages are old enough to vote. PHP is 20. Python is 23. HTML is 21. Ruby and JavaScript are 19. C is a …

First HD video of gravity waves rippling into space

Gravity is typically thought of as an invisible force keeping us all inexorably Earthbound. But now a team of researchers from the National Center …

Barak Shoshany's answer to How do I convince my parents that a career in physics is not a bad choice?

Ah, the innocence of youth!<p>I can't tell you how to convince your parents because, fortunately, I never had that problem myself. My parents have fully …

Quantum computing is about to make big trouble for cybersecurity

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement.<p>Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Quantum Computing

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Einstein on the Common Language of Science in a Rare 1941 Recording

“Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem — in my opinion — to characterize our age.”<p>What makes <b>Albert Einstein</b> endure as “the quintessential modern genius” isn’t merely his monumental contribution to science but also his unflinching faith in the human spirit and in our civilizational …

Einstein: A Radical, But Not A Rebel

Albert Einstein is easily one of the most recognizable people in history, and everybody thinks they know why. He’s the guy who, in 1905, completely revolutionized physics, overthrowing the prior order with a stroke of a pen and ushering in the modern era.<p>Only, he’s not. At least, not in the way you …

Physics

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages.<p><b>1. Some continents have more languages than others</b><p>Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the …

Language