Motherboard.tv visits the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest, most expensive and most feared science experiment.
We live in a culture that sends out very mixed messages about mistakes: We're told we learn by making them, but we work mightily to avoid them; that no one's perfect, but goofing-up is bad. So the result is most of us know that we -- as parents, spouses, employers and employees -- are going to make mistakes, but deep down, we feel we shouldn't.
Coach Jose Mourinho has told his Real Madrid players to heed the wisdom of Albert Einstein ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semifinal first leg against Spanish arch-rivals Barcelona.
The house that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's American classic, "The Great Gatsby," is being demolished -- and America is losing a vital part of its history, said author and historian Monica Randall.
The Gold Coast mansion that may have inspired "The Great Gatsby" is being demolished. News 12 Long Island reports.
Just because icons like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison aren't alive today, doesn't mean their leadership lessons should be forgotten. And since history always repeats itself, there is some career advice that never seems to change.
Those optimistic about the nation's economic future (and count me as one) look to a litany of American characteristics that presage its revival: our comfort with risk and reinvention, a national confidence buoyed by short-term memory, even individual greed and bit of wishful thinking.
Growing up, physicist Michio Kaku had two heroes.
Albert Einstein made many contributions to modern science, but it's the videos, bobblehead dolls and Halloween masks using his image that continue to generate millions of dollars long after his death.
On Friday, December 17, my partner, Lynne Kennedy, accompanied by about 20 family members and close friends and our minister, Kate Walker from the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, piled into a stretch limousine and drove to Washington to the Albert Einstein Memorial to get married. It was a small but wonderful opportunity for us to publicly and officially declare our love and lifelong support for each other.
You've probably been told to keep things simple when it comes to managing your portfolio. And that's typically good advice. Yet I'm reminded of that famous quote from Albert Einstein, who said, "Make everything as simple as possible -- but not simpler."
As the CERN Particle Collider is set to increase energy, CNN's Atika Shubert looks at some of the machine's problems.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider managed to make two proton beams collide at high energy Tuesday, marking a "new territory" in physics, according to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
The sound of meditation for some people is full of deep breaths or gentle humming. For Marc Umile, it's "3.14159265358979..."
Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Planning a road trip is hardly nuclear science, but perhaps the professor had learned that a well-chosen overnight stop can yield treasured memories.
"The LHC is back," the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced triumphantly Friday, as the world's largest particle accelerator resumed operation more than a year after an electrical failure shut it down.
Is the Large Hadron Collider being sabotaged from the future? Or merely by birds? CNN.com's Elizabeth Landau reports.
Felipe Massa has revealed that he hopes to be at his home Brazilian Grand Prix -- but he won't be behind the wheel of his Ferrari.
You seemed a little bit interested in last Sunday's column: the one about the prospect of Saturday mail delivery being eliminated by the U.S. Postal Service.
Usually, when characters in a movie are one-dimensional, that's not a good thing. But in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," the waxworks figures who come to life after sundown aren't crassly sketchy or dramatically lacking. They're one-dimensional, all right, but knowingly, delightfully so.
Visiting a particle accelerator is like a religious experience, at least for Nima Arkani-Hamed.
Imagine a world without zero: The magic number that has given us everything from simple algebra to quantum physics, which forms the basis of modern computing in binary code and which, less profoundly, but perhaps more importantly, lets us know when we've drained our bank account with one too many shopping trips.
There is a quick-acting miracle cure for weariness that won't cost you a dime. It's called a nap.
"Hamlet 2." Are you laughing yet?
According to one famous quote, how many years would Man have left to live on Earth if the bees died off?
Madame Tussauds says it will repair the wax figure of Adolf Hitler beheaded by a visitor over the weekend and return it to its Berlin exhibition space as soon as possible.
A man raced into Berlin's Madame Tussauds wax museum Saturday and ripped the head off a waxwork of Adolf Hitler, police said.
A full strength Germany will take on a markedly under strength Turkey in the first semifinal of Euro 2008 in Basle on Wednesday but after the upsets of the quarterfinals coach Joachim Loew is urging his men not to take victory for granted.
Remember that goofy uncle of yours who always tried to impress you by "stealing your nose" or pulling the ol' separating-his-thumb-from-his-hand move? Well, those parlor tricks are nothing compared to the appendage stunts pulled by these 10 famous people.
Albert Einstein was more than an Einstein.
Bruce Willis did it, with the aid of a large plastic tube and a set of bellows, in "Twelve Monkeys;" Michael J. Fox did it -- three times -- in the "Back to the Future" series; the crew of the Starship Enterprise can't stop doing it (at least 14 times in television episodes alone); while as the "Terminator" Arnold Schwarzenegger also gave it a go, albeit stark naked.
Question: My son is only four months old, but I want to start saving now to assist him financially in the years ahead. To help pay for his future education, I'm putting $25 from each paycheck into my state's 529 plan.
Generations of scientists have been awed by how Albert Einstein came up with the theory of relativity: by visualizing abstract information about light and mechanics and manipulating the picture in ...
"I never think of the future" Albert Einstein once said, "It comes soon enough". But at the beginning of the 21st Century even the great scientist might have been taken aback by the pace of scientific and engineering advances of recent times.
Legend has it Albert Einstein called compound interest the greatest mathematical discovery of all time -- or something to that effect.
3.142: Pi, a physical constant, expressed in its simplest form, used to define the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It's famous for having an infinite number of decimal places.
(Time.com) -- Richard Ellis paces impatiently back and forth across a small room lined with computer terminals, trying to contain his mounting frustration.
In a career that spans four decades, CEO Brad Anderson has transformed Best Buy from a struggling regional stereo shop into the nation's biggest and best consumer electronics superstore, with $30 billion in sales across 930 locations in the US and Canada.
The FBI thought John Lennon was too stoned on drugs to be a real revolutionary, according to secret files recently released.
This month Richard Quest embarks on a quest for greatness.
What is the universe made of? According to a new list, it is one of the most important questions of our time -- and we could conceivably know the answer in the foreseeable future.
It is a century since Albert Einstein laid the foundations of modern physics, and 50 years since the death of the man considered by many to have possessed the greatest mind in science.
There has been a tremendous amount of interest lately in Albert Einstein, on the event of the 100th anniversary of the publication of his important paper on Brownian motion, which proves the existe...
I've read that if you dollar-cost-average, then you'll end up with more money investing in a volatile fund with returns that go up and down like a roller coaster rather than if you invest in a more stable one. Is this true? And if so, does it mean I should look for volatile funds if I'm investing regularly but less volatile ones if I'm not adding new money to an account?
It takes a lot to rattle my Aunt Betty, who grew up during the Depression on a frosty farm in upstate New York with no electricity, running water or central heating. But when she called me a few we...
It takes a lot to rattle my Aunt Betty, who grew up during the Depression on a frosty farm in upstate New York with no electricity, running water or central heating.
Here in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, technology has utterly lost the limelight. That's no surprise, considering that dot-com fever is a distant memory and that the leaders gathe...
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow MCA People who say that hip-hop is in a rut haven't listened to a lot of hip-hop lately. Case in point: Blackalicious, a California crew whose music steams over with a f...
"The hardest thing in the world to understand," said Albert Einstein, "is the income tax." Had he lived to see the alternative minimum tax, circa 2002, he might have found it even harder to underst...
As you enter the nondescript offices of TIAA-CREF in midtown Manhattan, you could be in any corporate headquarters. Then you see the familiar face of Albert Einstein, haloed by frizzy white hair, f...
On Feb. 15, 1988, some friends and I went to a ski resort. I remember the date because it was one of the most humiliating days of my life. I had always thought of myself as coordinated, even athlet...
You may have heard that Albert Einstein called compound interest "the most powerful force in the universe." The line pops up in George W. Bush's Social Security reform proposal, in think-tank posit...
The Human Stain Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin) Professor Coleman Silk is accused of racism and forced to resign in Philip Roth's latest novel. What his accusers don't know: Silk is a black man who ...
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DEAR ANNIE: After 12 years of working 70-hour weeks in a senior management position at a FORTUNE 500 company, I got laid off in May. This came as an enormous shock because although I knew there was...
When is it irresponsible to spend too little on research?
Q. I plan to retire in 12 years, when I'm 73. The problem is, for the past 17 years I've been educating seven kids, which means I haven't been able to save much money for my own future. And I still...
This is the time of year most Americans think seriously about contributing to one or more charitable organizations. The holidays are a reminder that others could use a hand. December is also the la...
There is a lot to like in the summer's big hit movie Forrest Gump. Tom Hanks is great in the title role. The story line, for once, asks you to sympathize with a simple young man who is quintessenti...
Switzerland's Patek Philippe is hawking the most expensive watch ever made -- a $5 million pocket timepiece that took nine years to make. Weighing in at two pounds and finished in rose gold, the so...
We all think we know about the computer revolution. But not many of us understand how it happened -- that it resulted from discoveries about the very essence of matter, profound revelations that mo...
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Several decades ago, when I was an undergraduate at New York University, I had the enormous good fortune to discover Sidney Hook. A brilliant and inspiring lecturer, he was chairman of the philosop...
Last fortnight, faithful readers will recall, we glancingly registered dismay over the page-one homage paid Pierre Trudeau by the New York Times and Washington Post on the occasion of this person's...
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