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Odd behavior may lead to creativity

NASHVILLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've found a quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor.

Key Einstein manuscript is found

LEIDEN, Netherlands, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A student at Leiden University in the Netherlands has found a paper written by Albert Einstein in the archives of one of the school's science academies.

Rhabdoid tumor treatment proposed

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Recent research suggests a protein called cyclin D1 may be a target for treating rhabdoid tumors -- aggressive tumors typically occurring in childhood.

Fewer science students a security risk

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- "If we don't invest today in science, technology and education, our economy simply will not thrive," Boehlert said.
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Encyclopedia returns to old format

CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- Chicago-based Encyclopedia Britannica reportedly is returning to its old advisory board format to meet growing challenge from online competitors.

Modern science alien to teens

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- British teenagers are so out of touch with modern science they think Madonna, Chemical Ali and Christopher Columbus are living scientists.

Family wants to donate Einstein letters

TOKYO, June 7 (UPI) -- The Tokyo family of a Japanese philosopher who received six letters from Albert Einstein in the 1950s is searching for a place to which to donate them. Correspondence between Einstein and the philosopher Seiei Shinohara, who studied in Germany before Worl

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Armstrong threatens barber for hair sale

LEBANON, Ohio, June 1 (UPI) -- Famed astronaut Neil Armstrong has threatened legal action against a Lebanon, Ohio, barber who sold a small plastic bag of his hair for $3,000.

NZ scientists say stars not just round

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 31 (UPI) -- An international research team led by a New Zealand astronomer says stars aren't just round twinkling dots -- they can also be oval or cigar shaped.

Interview: Fox on Einstein

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Science writers Karen Fox, author of "The Big Bang Theory," and Aries Keck, a science reporter for public radio station WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, have produced a
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NSAID may fight intestinal tumors

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers Monday reported animal tests show an anti-inflammatory drug wiped out all cancer-causing risks produced by a high-fat Western diet.

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Einstein a hot figure in ad world

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Fifty years after his death in New Jersey, Albert Einstein is a valuable figure in U.S. advertising.
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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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