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MISLEADING: Iranian child's IQ 'beats both Hawking and Einstein'

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:28 PM

There is no evidence that Einstein took an IQ test, and if Hawking did, he did not publicize his results

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:42 PM

The handwritten page is discovered among the 110-page trove the university's Albert Einstein archives received some two weeks ago

SOLVED. A picture taken on March 6, 2019 shows some of Albert Einstein'€™s manuscript pages, currently on display in the Givat Ram Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Einstein letter doubting God auctioned for $2.89 million

Dec 05, 2018 - 4:42 PM

'The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses,' Albert Einstein wrote in his 1954 letter written in German to philosopher Eric Gutkind

GENIUS. The statue of scientist Albert Einstein is seen September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Photo by Karen Bleier

Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1 million

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:00 AM

Auction house Christie's says the handwritten letter by the legendary physicist is expected to fetch between $1 million to $1.5 million

The statue of scientist Albert Einstein is seen September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Albert Einstein Memorial is a monumental bronze statue depicting Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand by sculptor Robert Berks. It is located on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Einstein's theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:32 PM

The note surfaces after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem

NOTE FROM THE PAST. A picture taken on October 19, 2017, shows Gal Winner, owner and manager of the Winner's auction house in Jerusalem, displays two notes written by Albert Einstein, in 1922, on hotel stationary from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo Japan. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Einstein's theory confirmed in measure of distant star's mass

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Astronomers have now glimpsed for the first time a distant star s light bending and revealing its mass when an object passes in front of it known as gravitational microlensing

DISTORTED. This illustration reveals how the gravity of a white dwarf star warps space and bends the light of a distant star behind it. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STSci)

Desert telescope stakes out supermassive black hole

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:20 PM

A massive telescope named Gravity aims to finally prove the existence of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

epa04707659 An undated handout image provided by ESO on 16 April 2015 shows an artist´s impression released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) shows the surroundings of a supermassive black hole, typical of that found at the heart of many galaxies. The black hole itself is surrounded by a brilliant accretion disc of very hot, infalling material and, further out, a dusty torus. There are also often high-speed jets of material ejected at the black hole's poles that can extend huge distances into space. Observations with ALMA have detected a very strong magnetic field close to the black hole at the base of the jets and this is probably involved in jet production and collimation. EPA/ESO / HANDOUT NO SALES/EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Einstein's theory of relativity faces satellite test

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The mission of the Microscope orbiter is to test the basis for our modern understanding of gravity

A handout picture taken on April 25, 2016 and released by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows a Soyuz VS14 rocket lifting off from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana. / AFP PHOTO / AFP / S. MARTIN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE / S MARTIN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Europe to launch satellites for Earth, Einstein

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Setting off on a Russian Soyuz rocket will be Sentinel 1B with its Earth surveillance radar and Microscope a French built orbiter seeking to poke a hole in Einstein s theory of general relativity

TESTS. French National Centre for Space Studies' employees work on the last thermal vacuum tests of the Microscope satellite in Toulouse, France. Photo from

Love does not make the world go round, gravity does

Feb 19, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Gravity has always had us; now we can also say that we got gravity

Can the Philippines produce its own Einsteins?

Feb 17, 2016 - 4:03 PM

While we have our own bright minds in the basic sciences we still have a long way to go

BETTER RESOURCES. A physics graduate holding up a streamer calling for national industrialization during graduation rites in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Image courtesy of Agham Youth

Mga Sugbuanon: Einstein sa pagka-mayor? Bieber sa pagka-presidente?

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Sa gipahigayong mock election niadtong Sabado gibutyag sa opisyal sa Comelec sa Sugbo nga wala sila nigamit ug tinuod nga mga pangan sa kandidato aron wala y maka impluwensiya sa mga resulta

ELECTION 'WINNERS'. In mock elections in Cebu, voters choose pop star Justin Bieber to be their 'president' and physicist Albert Einstein as the 'mayor' of Cebu City. Photo of mock ballot by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

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Space probe set to test Einstein's relativity theory

Dec 03, 2015 - 9:43 PM

The probe aims at observing gravitational ripples in space – something predicted by Einstein in 1915

EINSTEIN. The statue of scientist Albert Einstein is seen September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

After 100 years, Einstein's theory stands test of time

Oct 20, 2015 - 1:03 PM

An enormous challenge remains – to reconcile the general theory of relativity with quantum physics the two big pillars of modern physics

The statue of scientist Albert Einstein is seen September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

DLSU’s Project Einstein 2015 announces call for entries

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The following is a press release from DLSU Manila s Department of Philosophy and Department of Physics

Hubble at 25, Google's Project Fi, Chile volcanic eruption | SciTech4u

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:30 PM

That and the girl who proved Einstein right in this week s episode of SciTech4u

Café Scientifique: The Anatomy of a Black Hole

Aug 02, 2013 - 10:24 AM

A theoretical physicist talks about black holes and Einstein s theory of gravity

TALKING ABOUT BLACK HOLES. What does Einstein's theory of gravity say about black holes? Image courtesy of The Mind Museum

A different sip: Alternative coffee shops

Jun 28, 2013 - 10:05 AM

This rainy season try out 3 coffee shops that offer something different

COFFEE BLISS. Rainy days make you want to tuck in with a cup of hot coffee. All photos by Pia Ranada