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Photos Of Einstein’s Brain Reveal Areas That May Have Made Him A Genius
2012-11-16 09:34:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The name “Einstein” has long been synonymous with the term “genius.” The man behind that attribution, the late Albert Einstein, has been the center of attention for decades, as scientists and physicists try to decipher the inner workings of his intellectual being. Now, a new study, led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, has found that portions of Einstein´s brain are...

Tycho Brahe Wasn’t Poisoned
2012-11-15 22:24:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have determined the 16th-Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe most likely was not poisoned after all. Brahe was thought to have died of a bladder infection, but previous exhumation found traces of mercury in hair from his beard, leading to theories he may have been poisoned instead. Some speculated he had been killed on orders from the Danish king, or by fellow astronomer Johannes Kepler. A team of Danish and...

Einstein’s God Letter For Sale
2012-10-05 21:14:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A handwritten letter by one Albert Einstein will be auctioned off this month with an opening bid of $3 million. This piece of history won´t be found at Sotheby´s auction house, however. This pricey, handwritten note will hit the online auction block at eBay. The letter, called the “God Letter,” was penned by Einstein just one year before his passing and shows the Austrian genius challenging the notion...

Brain Of Albert Einstein Can Be Downloaded As An App
2012-09-25 13:00:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Artifacts owned by celebrities can fetch big prices at auction, while actual body parts can be quite valuable as well. Last year John Lennon´s tooth sold for more than $31,000 at auction. By contrast Che Guevara´s hands — which were cut off the body of the revolutionary after he was executed in 1967 to confirm that he was truly dead — have mysteriously disappeared and were even the subject of a film! The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.