August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
A New ‘Einstein’ Equation Suggests Wormholes Hold Key To Quantum Gravity
A new Einsteinian equation, ER=EPR, may be the clue physicists need to merge quantum mechanics with general relativity.
How Albert Einstein Celebrated His Birthday
The physicist was born on March 14, 1879
Gravitational Wave Detection Might Be Announced Feb. 11
Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either confirm or dispel the rumors, sources close to the matte...
Scientists Struggle To Stay Grounded After Possible Gravitational Wave Signal
Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US. Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State university, twee...
Spacecraft That Will Test Einstein Theory Ready For Lift-Off
A spacecraft designed to test Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity is set to launch on Dec. 2. Under the eLISA Mission, LISA Pathfinder will help scientists detect presence of gravitational ...
Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?
At present physicists have two separate rulebooks explaining how nature works. There is general relativity, which beautifully accounts for gravity and all of the things it dominates: orbiting planets,...
Albert Einstein Wouldn’t Like It: New Test Proves Universe Is ‘Spooky’
The universe really is weird, which is bad news both for Albert Einstein and for would-be hackers hoping to break into quantum encryption systems. Eighty years after the physicist dismissed as “spooky...
Is The Future Already Written?
First developed by Albert Einstein early in the 20th century, the orthodox view holds that the passage of time is an illusion. There is no difference between the past and the future — both are set in ...
Quantum Computing Is About To Overturn Cybersecurity’s Balance Of Power
Quantum mechanics is now being used to construct a new generation of computers that can solve the most complex scientific problems—and unlock every digital vault in the world. These will perform in s...
Interactive: What Is Space?
In1915, Albert Einstein’s field equations of gravitation revolutionized our understanding of space, time and gravity. Better known as general relativity, Einstein’s theory defined gravity as curves in...
30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Will Open Your Mind
Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who had a huge impact on science after developing his theory of general relativity and special relativity.  After winning the Nobel Prize in 1921, Einstein...
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage - Women’s History
On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy:...
Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment
Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong. That's what a team at Griffith Universi...
Hermann Plaskuda
Hermann Plaskuda (1879 – 21 March 1918) was a German fencer. He competed in four events at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
Bill Bachrach
William ("Bill", "Big Bill", or "Bach") Bachrach (May 15, 1879, in Chicago, Illinois – July 1959) was an American swimming and water polo coach.
Bachrach was Jewish, and one of 16 children. In th...
James Langhorne
James Archibald Dunboyne Langhorne CBE, DSO (born 24 February 1879 and died at St John's Wood, London, England on 11 May 1950) was a Brigadier in the British Army.He was the son of Reverend John Langh...
Franz Reichelt
Franz Reichelt, also known as Frantz Reichelt or François Reichelt (1879 – February 4, 1912), was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer, now sometimes referred to as the Fly...
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Art Devlin (baseball)
Arthur McArthur Devlin (October 16, 1879 – September 18, 1948) was an American athlete and coach. He is most known for his Major League Baseball career from 1904 to 1913.
Devlin attended Geo...
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Charles H. Tuttle
Charles Henry Tuttle (April 21, 1879 – January 26, 1971) was an American lawyer, politician and civic activist. He was the 1930 Republican nominee for governor in the election against Franklin D. Roo...
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James Lomas (rugby league)
James Lomas (birth registered July→September 1879 — death unknown) birth registered in Cockermouth district, was a pioneering English rugby league footballer of the late 19th century, and early 20th c...
Joseph-Eugène Limoges
Monseigneur Joseph-Eugène Limoges (November 15, 1879 – March 1, 1965) was a Canadian prelate who was Bishop of Mont-Laurier, Québec from 1922 to 1965. Born in Sainte-Scholastique, he was ordaine...
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage - Women’s History
On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy:...
Charles Graham Robertson
Charles Graham Robertson VC MM (4 July 1879 – 10 May 1954) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can ...
Joseph A. A. Burnquist
Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist (July 21, 1879 – January 12, 1961) was an American politician. He served in the Minnesota State Legislature from 1909 to 1911, was elected the 20th Lieuten...
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Manuel Arce y Ochotorena
Manuel Arce y Ochotorena (18 August 1879 – 16 September 1948) was a Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Tarragona from 1944 until his death, and was elevated to t...
Raghunath Choudhary
Raghunath Choudhary (Assamese: ৰঘূনাথ চৌধাৰী; 1879–1967) was a notable writer of the Jonaki era of Assamese literature. Choudhary is known as bihogi kobi (poet of birds) because in his most of wri...