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Study: Potassium-rich foods lower risk of stroke

Study: Potassium-rich foods lower risk of stroke

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) --Eat more bananas. That's the takeaway from a new study that suggests potassium-rich foods can help middle-aged and elderly women ward off stroke and death.
Brooks Hays

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
By United Press International
Pi Day marked with celebrations of math

Pi Day marked with celebrations of math

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. celebrations for the math holiday Pi Day -- March 14, or 3/14 -- include a San Francisco "pi procession" where humans line up as the irrational number.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
By United Press International
Kids who sing, play, story-tell and eat with parents do better

Kids who sing, play, story-tell and eat with parents do better

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Families who routinely sing, play, story-tell and eat dinner together have children who have higher levels of social-emotional health, U.S. researchers say.
Hubble captures galaxies from 13.2 billion years ago

Hubble captures galaxies from 13.2 billion years ago

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- NASA's Hubble and Spitzer telescopes have captured images of distant fuzzy galaxies bursting with star formation, giving scientists a view of the galaxies that are responsible for most of the stars we see today.
Ananth Baliga

Newly discovered multiple star system could challenge Einstein theory

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A newly discovered three-star system may yield clues to cosmic mysteries and even challenge Einstein's theory of General Relativity, a Canadian astronomer says.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
By United Press International

Doritos taco shell inventor dies of cancer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Todd Mills, the Arkansas man whose idea for Doritos as taco shells spawned $1 billion in Taco Bell sales, has died of brain cancer, family said. He was 41.

School bus crash in Philadelphia sends 8 to hospital

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Eight children were hospitalized after a school bus and a truck collided Monday in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia, officials said.
Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes' highest earning dead celebrities list

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's list of the highest earning dead celebrities, having earned more than $160 million in the past year.
Astronomers study gravity waves rippling in space in black hole search

Astronomers study gravity waves rippling in space in black hole search

PERTH, Australia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Australian astronomers say gravity waves -- predicted by Albert Einstein and since confirmed by scientists -- are revealing secrets of black holes.

Teen with IQ higher than Einstein to attend ball

ESSEX, England, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old British girl with an IQ of 161 says she is preparing for a ball in Paris for high-achieving young women that she hopes will be like a "fairytale."

List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners:
Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The brilliance of Albert Einstein's brain may have been down to unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres, U.S. and Chinese researchers say.
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Albert Einstein, in a 1943 photo, probably taken in Princeton, NJ. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Albert Einstein ( /ˈælbərt ˈaɪnstaɪn/; German:  ( listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics, and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to the development of his special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and with his subsequent theory of gravitation in 1916, he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to deal with problems of statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which led to his explanations of particle theory and the motion of molecules. He also investigated the thermal properties of light which laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe as a whole.

He was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, and did not go back to Germany, where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences. He settled in the U.S., becoming a citizen in 1940. On the eve of World War II, he helped alert President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon, and recommended that the U.S. begin similar research; this eventually led to what would become the Manhattan Project. Einstein was in support of defending the Allied forces, but largely denounced using the new discovery of nuclear fission as a weapon. Later, together with Bertrand Russell, Einstein signed the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, which highlighted the danger of nuclear weapons. Einstein taught physics at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey, until his death in 1955.

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