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'Inside Einstein's Mind': New TV Show Explores Journey to Relativity

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On the 100th anniversary of what is arguably Einstein's greatest accomplishment — the publication of his theory of general relativity — PBS is celebrating his work and giving viewers insights into the man behind the theory. 

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One Per Cent

a shared story    1 hour 36 minutes ago
Air way to heaven All those air-guitar dreams are about to come true. Kurv, a “stringless” guitar, promises to let anyone play music if they don’t mind looking a bit silly doing so. The instrument, which launched on Kickstarter, consists of an eight-button touchpad held in...(more) 

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Paris climate summit: Do UN climate change treaties ever work?

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As the world's leaders prepare for the most important UN climate summit in 20 years, we ask if such meetings and their outcomes actually make a difference 

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COP21: Malawi's battle to hold on to forests

a shared story    4 hours 36 minutes ago
Renewable tech and coal power ambitions in Malawi 

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Army ants 'mind the gap' efficiently

a shared story    5 hours 36 minutes ago
Faced with a trade-off between shortest route and foraging power, army ants find the most cost-efficient route. 

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Inside the World of Egypt's Salafist Muslims

a shared story    6 hours 36 minutes ago
Jihadists in the ultraorthodox branch of Islam have been tied to terror attacks—including those in Paris—but most Salafists see politics as a distraction from religion. Photographer Paolo Pellegrin gained rare access to a group of Salafists in Egypt. Here is what he found. 

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How high-fat ketogenic diet acts on the brain to help epilepsy

a shared story    7 hours 36 minutes ago
The ketogenic diet has been used to treat severe epilepsy for decades. Now scientists have discovered how it acts, a more palatable diet could be developed 

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How the Growing Trade in One Tortoise Puts Others at Risk

a shared story    8 hours 36 minutes ago
The booming trade in Indian star tortoises makes easy cover for nearly extinct Madagascan radiated tortoises and ploughshare tortoises. 

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2015 likely to be warmest on record

a shared story    10 hours 36 minutes ago
Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running "well above" any previous year, scientists say. 

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UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year

a shared story    11 hours 36 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.... 

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Airplane passenger takes pictures of 'UFO' close to Area 51 in Nevada

a shared story    12 hours 36 minutes ago
The witness was on an American Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Houston, Texas, when he took a series of pictures of a giant metallic disc in the Nevada desert. 

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A Pill for ISIS Supersoldiers? Not So Fast

a shared story    18 hours 36 minutes ago
Reports of a potent pill powering ISIS fighters have some on high alert. Here's what drug experts say. 

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