In Search of Einstein’s Brain
After Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, a pathologist—searching for the secret of genius—removed, dissected, and ultimately stole the mathematician’s brain.
How Einstein Became a Celebrity
His theory of general relativity was well known in the U.S., but his 1921 visit caused a sensation.
Lee Smolin: Science Works Because We Care to Know the Truth
Lee Smolin speaks on quantum gravity, the nature of time, the role of ethics in science, and the importance of realism.
An Eclipse is a Scientific Bonanza
On August 21, 2017, North America’s first total solar eclipse in a while will cross the center of the United States from East to West.
Why No One Believed Einstein
Einstein's theory of relativity presented a direct challenge to the notion of ether.
Where in the Solar System is Vulcan?
A hypothetical Planet Vulcan was the best explanation for strange astrological phenomena—until Einstein, that is.
What Are Gravitational Waves?
Einstein predicted over a hundred years ago the existence of gravitational waves. Now a team of over 1,000 scientists have confirmed their existence.
General Relativity 100 Years On
Einstein's groundbreaking theory of general relativity has remained an essential hallmark of modern physics.
Entanglement: A Milestone for Quantum Mechanics
Advances in quantum mechanics has proved the existence of entanglement, a principle even Einstein had a hard time swallowing.
Albert Einstein: Genius and Anti-racist
A look at Albert Einstein's passionate fight against racism.