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Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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2010: World's biggest science experimentupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:24:00

Motherboard.tv visits the Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest, most expensive and most feared science experiment.

You need to make mistakes to get aheadupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 08:45:00

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.

Madrid coach Mourinho invokes Einstein ahead of Barcelona semifinalupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 16:00:00

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.

Mansion behind 'Great Gatsby' being demolishedupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 08:44:00

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.

'Great Gatsby' home demolishedupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 08:44:00

The Gold Coast mansion that may have inspired "The Great Gatsby" is being demolished. News 12 Long Island reports.

Career advice from iconic leadersupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 11:00:00

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.

Fortune: Finding the value in being wrongupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 12:22:00

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.

When will sci-fi tech become real? Sooner than you thinkupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 12:18:00

Growing up, physicist Michio Kaku had two heroes.

Granddaughter wants share of Einstein estate profitsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 21:44:00

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.

Celebrate the end of 'don't ask, don't tell'updated: Mon Dec 20 2010 09:29:00

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.

Money Magazine: Finding good buys in tough industriesupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 03:43:00

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."

Particle collider's woesupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 07:42:00

As the CERN Particle Collider is set to increase energy, CNN's Atika Shubert looks at some of the machine's problems.

Hadron Collider breakthrough as beams collideupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 07:42:00

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.

On Pi Day, one number 'reeks of mystery'updated: Fri Mar 12 2010 17:08:00

The sound of meditation for some people is full of deep breaths or gentle humming. For Marc Umile, it's "3.14159265358979..."

Halfway destinations brighten tedious road tripsupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 14:07:00

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.

Large Hadron Collider back onlineupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 16:18:00

"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.

Search for 'God particle'updated: Mon Nov 23 2009 16:18:00

Is the Large Hadron Collider being sabotaged from the future? Or merely by birds? CNN.com's Elizabeth Landau reports.

Injured Massa aims to be at Interlagosupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 10:37:00

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.

Commentary: About that Saturday mail ...updated: Sun Aug 23 2009 09:24:00

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.

Review: 'Museum' sequel is enjoyably sillyupdated: Fri May 22 2009 07:59:00

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.

Colliding with nature's best-kept secretsupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 15:50:00

Visiting a particle accelerator is like a religious experience, at least for Nima Arkani-Hamed.

10 ideas that changed the worldupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 08:05:00

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.

FSB: In praise of the power napupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:45:00

There is a quick-acting miracle cure for weariness that won't cost you a dime. It's called a nap.

Review: Something is rotten in 'Hamlet 2'updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 07:55:00

"Hamlet 2." Are you laughing yet?

Eco Quiz: Beesupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 00:04:00

According to one famous quote, how many years would Man have left to live on Earth if the bees died off?

Beheaded Hitler waxwork will be restoredupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 09:54:00

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.

Man beheads Hitler waxworkupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 21:03:00

A man raced into Berlin's Madame Tussauds wax museum Saturday and ripped the head off a waxwork of Adolf Hitler, police said.

German coach Loew warns of Turkish threatupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 16:22:00

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.

Missing body parts of famous people updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:59:00

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.

Biographer delves into life of Einsteinupdated: Mon May 21 2007 10:32:00

Albert Einstein was more than an Einstein.

Fast-forward to the past: The great time travel debate updated: Fri Mar 30 2007 10:53:00

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.

Money Magazine: The risk of saving too much for your kidsupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 15:38:00

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.

Business 2.0: A New Look for Complex Dataupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 13:06:00

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 ...

Leaping into the future updated: Mon Jan 29 2007 06:31:00

"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.

Compound interest: A building block of wealthupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 21:20:00

Legend has it Albert Einstein called compound interest the greatest mathematical discovery of all time -- or something to that effect.

The day in numbers: 3.141...updated: Thu Oct 05 2006 05:28:00

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.

How stars were bornupdated: Sun Aug 27 2006 00:55:00

(Time.com) -- Richard Ellis paces impatiently back and forth across a small room lined with computer terminals, trying to contain his mounting frustration.

Money Magazine: Which Adviser's Style Suits You Best?updated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

THE BRAIN

Fortune: Best Buy's transformative CEOupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 11:59:00

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.

Lennon 'too stoned to pose threat'updated: Thu Sep 22 2005 09:24:00

The FBI thought John Lennon was too stoned on drugs to be a real revolutionary, according to secret files recently released.

The quest for greatnessupdated: Fri Jul 15 2005 03:17:00

This month Richard Quest embarks on a quest for greatness.

Science's greatest questions revealedupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 11:46:00

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.

Physics' sharpest mind since Einsteinupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 08:10:00

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.

Fortune: Quantum Businessupdated: Mon Oct 04 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Do I actually want a more volatile fund?updated: Fri Oct 01 2004 10:46:00

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?

Money Magazine: Rethinking Income DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT MONTHLY INCOME TO MAKE ENDS MEET OR ARE YOU JUST LOOKING FOR SAFETY? FOR MANY INVESTORupdated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Rethinking incomeupdated: Thu Aug 21 2003 14:46:00

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.

Fortune: With Tech's Eclipse, It's Time to Dream Again From Davos, four unsettling visions of a future filled with updated: Mon Feb 17 2003 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: The Playlistupdated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: This Tax Won't Die--But Shouldupdated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

"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...

Money Magazine: We Can Get It For You Retail Despite its slump in 2001, pension fund giant TIAA-CREF still lures individual investors.updated: Tue Jan 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Winter Bookings The best new reads for the armchair traveler on your holiday gift listupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: How Powerful Is Compound Interest?updated: Tue Aug 01 2000 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: The Books Of Summerupdated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: The Stuff Of Life Some lives, good or bad, can be distilled to a single object. The artifacts here represent a updated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

Chaplin, Lindbergh, and Sigmund Freud

Fortune: Kicking the Job Loss Blues, And Einstein's Adviceupdated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: WHAT'S THE RETURN ON RESEARCH?updated: Mon Dec 08 1997 00:01:00

When is it irresponsible to spend too little on research?

Money Magazine: I'M 61 AND HAVE TWINS TO SEND TO COLLEGE. HOW DO I SAVE FOR RETIREMENT?updated: Fri Aug 01 1997 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: GIVING THE TOP U.S. CHARITIESupdated: Thu Dec 01 1994 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Ping-Pong for heavy thinkers, an electronic vacation, moving everyone to Texas, and other matters. TALKING BACK TO GUMPupdated: Mon Oct 03 1994 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: PSSSST! WANNA $5 MILLION WATCH?updated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THE WORLD'S NEXT SOURCE OF WEALTHupdated: Mon Aug 28 1989 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: ''DO I HAVE TO PAY TAX ON MONEY THAT I JUST INHERITED?''updated: Sat Oct 01 1988 00:01:00

ESTATE TAXES Q. I recently received an inheritance. Do I have to pay tax on this money? Debra Palaima % Santa Ynez, Calif.

Fortune: He Never Lost an Argumentupdated: Mon Apr 13 1987 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Booze for Bolsheviks, A Billion Hours of Driving, The Odds on God, and Other Matters. It's Not Fairupdated: Mon Jan 07 1985 00:01:00

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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