Albert Einstein

Feeling like an impostor? You can escape this confidence-sapping syndrome

Even the highest achievers, such as Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, suffer from this corrosive form of low self-esteem. But there are coping strategies<p>The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and …

Opinion

Two Black Holes Orbiting Each Other Are Surprisingly Close to Earth

The pair of supermassive black holes each weighs more than a million times the mass of our sun.<p>In early 2016, a group of scientists from the LIGO observatory made an incredible announcement: They had detected gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—from the collision of two …

Astrophysics

Brainiac schoolboy 'as smart as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein'

School work is child's play for this baby-faced brainbox - who has the same IQ as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.<p>And now maths genius Toby Liu …

Stephen Hawking

Jews fail to bring home the gold at 2017 Emmys

Most of the Jewish-themed content and Jewish actors went home empty-handed after the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday night.<p>In a night filled with …

World News

More Good Programming Quotes, Part 2

A good programming quote captures an insight about programming, often in a funny way. Many quotes are quite famous, but I like ones that are a bit …

Programming

The Baseball Theory of Relativity

For Major League Baseball, 2017 has been a season of extremes. The Los Angeles Dodgers went on an extraordinary tear, winning 84 percent of the time during one 67-game stretch. Then they pulled a U-ie and lost all but one of their next 17 games. The Cleveland Indians entered the weekend Friday …

Baseball

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

3 Brands' Different Approaches to Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is on the brink of going mainstream. Learn how brands are experimenting with augmented applications to deepen audience engagement.<p>As platforms and technology have grown increasingly sophisticated, brands have more tools to create compelling stories. But more resources and customer …

Augmented Reality

14 Pitiful Stories That Are Full of Sh*t

The only believable part of these stories is that they are complete and total bulldook.<p>This guy is trying to tell us that Albert Einstein personally …

Humor

So You Want To Ride Through A Wormhole

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>In "Contact," Jodie Foster travels through …

Physics

A Letter to Einstein from the Future - Issue 52: The Hive

<i>We don’t believe in time travel, and we’re not into mysticism. But what if we could write a letter to Albert Einstein to tell him about gravity and</i> …

Physics

Warren Buffett Increased His Wealth 7,268% Using This 1 Method

Albert Einstein called compound interest the 8th wonder of the world. But it doesn't just apply to finance.<p>With an estimated net worth of $76 billion (and growing steadily), Warren Buffett is unquestionably one of the most successful investors in history.<p>Over his 52-year stint as CEO of Berkshire …

Wealth

World’s first 3-D book printed in zero gravity

The Innovative work pays tribute to Einstein.<p>More than 100 years after Albert Einstein created the General Theory of Relativity, the theoretical …

Aerospace

Scientist Nominated for the Albert Einstein Programme

(File photo).<p>A Zimbabwean scientist has the opportunity to become Africa's Albert Einstein after he was selected to be part of the prestigious Next …

Africa

If time is fuzzy, the idea of causality may be in trouble

<i>Does one thing lead to another?</i><p>The thing about <i>Gedankenexperimente</i> — or thought experiments, for those who find Albert Einstein’s native tongue too …

Physics

10 Life Changing Life Lessons From Albert Einstein

Everyone is familiar with the work of Albert Einstein, and he has long been regarded as one of the greatest scientists in recorded history. While his …

Creativity

Some Physics Insights

There are already many fine websites which treat physics in general and relativity in particular. Some of them are mentioned on the links page for …

Physics

Gravitational waves will let us see inside stars as supernovae happen

On February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first detection of gravitational …

Astrophysics

Synopsis: Searching for Neutron Star Gravitational Waves

September 12, 2017<p>The first run of LIGO and Virgo’s gravitational-wave search shows no evidence of spinning asymmetric neutron stars, but recent …

Astrophysics

3D printed Einstein book unveiled at commemorative gala in Montreal

A prototype of the world’s first 3D printed book was recently unveiled at a commemorative gala in Montreal, Canada. The book, which readers may …

3D

The CHIME telescope will give us a whole new view of the structure of the universe

Signals in the Milky Way<p>50 Canadian scientists from various universities and research centers have come together to create the Canadian Hydrogen …

Astrophysics

This Week in Comments: September 4th—September 10th

Another week, another thrilling installment of our Comment of the Week feature with handpicked favorites from our Facebook page.<p><b>Jody Pace:</b> The states …

Challenging accepted thinking is paramount to problem solving

One of the two scientists who took part in a series of landmark interwar debates on the philosophy of science is an icon. Albert Einstein is famous …

Philosophy of Science

Cassini’s Grand Finale — Five Top Findings From Five-Billion-Mile Mission

A journey of nearly two decades and almost 5 billion miles will come to a dramatic end next Friday. Cold, alone, and very far from home, the <i>Cassini</i> …

Space Exploration

How gravity waves got scientists to look at the universe in a whole new way

It was <b>reported last year that gravitational waves had finally been “seen”</b> — a development which scientists say ranks on a par with the discovery of …

Physics

Innovative radio telescope to scan the skies from Penticton

A new radio-telescope capable of reaching back into the history of the universe by 11 billion years is built largely from cellphone components, …

Canadian News

The Great Man paradox

Over the years a fair number of the blog posts here have been fairly speculative, basically me thinking out loud about something that has recently …

Physics

Why the apparent flatness of space is an enduring cosmological mystery

Physics

Einstein Youth Forum aims to inspire young people to become innovation leaders

It is the basis of so much of the technology you see around you every day: everything from GPS to MRIs.<p>We’re talking Albert Einstein’s theory of …

Innovation

Antonio Banderas to Play Pablo Picasso in 'Genius' Season 2

Antonio Banderas has signed on to play Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in Season 2 of National Geographic's anthology series, <i>Genius</i>.<p>Set to return in …

Antonio Banderas