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2006-07-10 09:16:43

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Albert Einstein had half a dozen girlfriends and told his wife they showered him with "unwanted" affection, according to letters released on Monday that shed light on his extra-marital affairs. The wild-haired Jewish-German scientist, renowned for his theory of relativity, spent little time at home. He lectured in Europe and in the United States, where he died in 1955 at age 76. But Einstein wrote hundreds of letters to his family....

2005-09-15 09:41:51

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Albert Einstein was the outstanding genius of the 20th century, but he was also an ordinary man who had many affairs during his two marriages. This other side of the German-born scientist who gave the world its most famous equation, E=MC2, and who was declared the man of the century by Time Magazine, is explained in a new exhibition to mark Einstein Year. Revered by leading scientists and the ordinary public alike for his intellectual powers and...

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2005-04-16 13:50:00

He stopped traffic on Fifth Avenue like the Beatles or Marilyn Monroe. He could've been president of Israel or played violin at Carnegie Hall, but he was too busy thinking. His musings on God, love and the meaning of life grace our greeting cards and day-timers. Fifty years after his death, his shock of white hair and droopy mustache still symbolize genius. Who else could it be but Albert Einstein? Einstein remains the foremost scientist of the modern era. Looking back 2,400 years, only...

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2005-03-24 05:55:00

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein revolutionized physics. Science@NASA -- Albert Einstein was exhausted. For the third night in a row, his baby son Hans, crying, kept the household awake until dawn. When Albert finally dozed off "¦ it was time to get up and go to work. He couldn't skip a day. He needed the job to support his young family. Walking briskly to the Patent Office where he was a "Technical Expert, Third Class," Albert worried about his parents. They were getting older...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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