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Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- From Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie

Eduardo Galeano | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Eduardo Galeano

The 20th century, which was born proclaiming peace and justice, died bathed in blood. It passed on a world much more unjust than the one it inherited. The 21st century, which also arrived heralding peace and justice, is following in its predecessor's footsteps.

Myths of Physics: 1. Einstein's Speed Limit Is the Speed of Light

Victor Stenger | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

You can go ahead and try to measure the speed of light in a vacuum if you like. If your measuring instruments are properly calibrated by an atomic clock, then you are going to get 299,792,458 meters per second every time.

Gaza From the Perspective of a Proud Diaspora Jew

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

I have been doing my best not to think too much about Gaza, not only publicly but for myself. I can no longer avoid pondering all the uncomfortable thoughts Israel's bombing of Gaza is bringing home to me. Of one thing I'm sure of -- I want to tell Netanyahu, "I told you so." Netanyahu's purpose was always designed to prevent any chance of rapprochement. What's unfolding was foretold by his actions.

Time Travel with Einstein, Just Around My Corner: Princeton's Einstein Museum

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

Down in Princeton, there is a shop that holds a true gem--the only Einstein museum in America. Einstein at his citizenship ceremony in Trent...

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Steve Mariotti

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My...

The Lesson Of The Needle

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
Aimee Heckel

What -- or who -- is living underneath my own skin? As I sit, I wonder. It could be my own Michelangelo angel. An octopus. A tree. Beneath my skin could be a flower, a lion, a snake. A demon.

WATCH: Adorable 8-Year-Old Hits Neil deGrasse Tyson With Tricky Black Holes Question

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

Is it possible to survive falling into a black hole? Eight-year-old Dane Rogan Showalter, a science enthusiast, posed this question to "Cosmos" hos...

Is Benghazi Really a Bigger Problem Than Climate Change?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Last week, convergence on Nader's new book. This week, divergence as Matalin and Lamarche clash over party beliefs, the GOP shrugs at warnings about extreme weather and Dems question need for a Select Committee on Hillary.

Killing Einstein's God

Amir Aczel | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Amir Aczel

Einstein believed in something like Spinoza's "God": a powerful entity that transcends the world. To Einstein, "God" was the maker of the laws of physics that he, Einstein, saw as his life's role to uncover. This is far from the "God" of organized Western religions, to be sure, but it is equally far from Lawrence Krauss "universe from nothing."

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are tho...

WATCH: How The Universe (And Everything) Began

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.03.2014 | Science

How did everything begin? Yes, many of us know about the Big Bang, but do you know what happened at the tiniest levels, with quarks and particles? ...

Einstein's 'Lost Theory' Found Hiding In Plain Sight

natureheader | Davide Castelvecchi | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science

A manuscript that lay unnoticed by scientists for decades has revealed that Albert Einstein once dabbled with an alternative to what we now know as th...

Here's What Einstein Told A Sixth-Grader About Prayer

Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion

"Do scientists pray?" That's the question that occupied the thoughts of a sixth-grade Sunday school class at The Riverside Church, and who better t...

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

Creationism Versus Evolutionism: When Will This Debate Ever End?

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The story of Genesis, is the story of the creation of humanity and community and a new humanity and community, respectively. When you get this, my friend, every Adam and Eve you meet, which is to say, every person you meet, will be a member of your extended human family... your human community.

Newfound Stellar Trio May Put Einstein Theory To The Test

| ADRIAN CHO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

In a cosmic coup, astronomers have found a celestial beacon known as a pulsar in orbit with not one, but two other stars. The first-of-its-kind trio c...

Wormholes May Be Linked Via 'Spooky Action' Phenomenon, Physicists Say

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.04.2013 | Science

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entangle...

Great Idea, Einstein: Parshat Mikeitz/Thanksgivvukah

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Joseph interprets Pharoah's dreams, and then offers some unsolicited advice. The advice provokes surprising praise from Pharoah. What's going on?

Israel-Palestine: Two States or One Holy Land?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard W. Kropf

It seems to me that when it comes to the Middle East, rather than the universal goal regarding human rights that the UN had in mind ever being achieved, the proposed two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while it might prove a temporary solution, in the end will only prolong the outworn and divisive situation.

Scientists Pinpoint Yet Another Brainy Clue To Genius' Brilliance

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science

While Albert Einstein, considered one of the foremost geniuses of the 20th century, has transformed scientists' understanding of physics and astronomy...

WATCH: Allowing Miracles

Brad Yates | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Einstein said, "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Seems to me the latter is more enjoyable. I hope this video helps you experience a more miraculous life, which you deserve.

Getting an A for Effort: My New Yardstick to Life

Arjun Moorthy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Arjun Moorthy

My family often says that I'm too modest but I am simply seeing the truth of these outcomes. What I realize now is that my approach essentially stresses the same things my father advised me at a young age: focus on the inputs and take credit only for that.

Carolyn Gregoire

How And Where Imagination Occurs In The Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2013 | Science

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination," Albert Einstein once said. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is ...

Blink, Eureka, Aha: Inspiration in Oz, Disney World, Carnivals

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I believe traveling carnivals are worthy of study because they operate so close to the heartbeat of local epicenters -- neighborhoods, churches, commercial hubs. At that spot they increase the pulse with sights, sounds, tastes and thrills.

Effective Time Management Without a Calendar

Laurie Erdman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Erdman

Whole books have been written making the case for having it all or not having it all. Many navigate the debate by saying you can have it all, but not at the same time. Honestly, that's a cop out. Change your relationship with time and you do get to have it all.