This is NOT Albert Einstein With His Therapist

We’ve debunked it before, but this photo just won’t go away. The 1948 picture above doesn’t show Albert Einstein with his therapist. The guy Einstein’s meeting with is Cord Meyer, Jr., president of the United World Federalists. Meyer, a CIA operative, was merely discussing world politics with the famed scientist. »8/25/15 4:02pm8/25/15 4:02pm


Albert Einstein, Famous Product Endorser, Hated Product Endorsements

Companies love to put Albert Einstein in their ads. We’ve seen Einstein peddle Nikon cameras, Apple computers, and even Mentos. But Einstein never approved for his image to be used in any product endorsements while he was alive. In fact, he called these deals the “corruption of our time.” »5/11/15 4:16pm5/11/15 4:16pm

A Brief History of Scientists Hunting for Time Travelers

Time travel is possible—or at least a lot of serious physicists say so. It's probably not possible to pull it off in a souped-up Delorean, but there are wormholes, Tipler cylinders, and other Einstein-inspired theories for how it could work. Which raises the question: Why haven't we met any visitors from another time? »10/09/14 3:03pm10/09/14 3:03pm

NASA Gravity Experiment Proves Einstein Was Right

Like a beach chair sagging under a sunbather's weight, the fabric of spacetime does indeed warp around the mass of the Earth - just as Albert Einstein predicted. And like a swimmer moving through the water, the rotation of the Earth affects the movement of spacetime itself. A gravity probe whose origins date to the… »5/05/11 10:40pm5/05/11 10:40pm

Einstein's Pedometer App Measures Your Aging (or Lack Thereof)

In case you need a science class reminder, Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity partly concerned the process of ageing—specifically that a stationary person actually ages faster than someone in motion. Using the iPhone's GPS, along with the Lorentz Transformations, this app will details exactly how much "life"… »4/08/11 7:00am4/08/11 7:00am

This Animated Video Simplifies Einstein's Complicated Twin Paradox

Einstein's Twin Paradox is super confusing for me, every time I think I fully understand it, I find more questions. The Twin Paradox is a thought experiment in special relativity when one twin travels to outer space while the other twin stays on Earth. When the space bound twin lands back on Earth, he'll find that… »2/20/11 4:00pm2/20/11 4:00pm