Happy birthday, Albert Einstein. We need you right now. (Op-Ed)

Albert Einstein was allergic to authoritarians.  His dislike of dogma, playful nature, and ability to constructively concentrate let him visualize unorthodox ways the universe might operate. Some of these proved to be true. Daydreaming his way to deeper understandings was his superpower. It can be ours, too.  Through internal journeys of pure thought, Einstein looked … Read more

Online security: Birthday wishes inadvertently give away private information

Thousands of tweets every day expose other users’ date of birth, which could help criminals access their private accounts Technology 31 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes A woman using a phone Wavebreakmedia Ltd IP-211210 / Alamy Every day, thousands of people are giving away private information about their friends that could compromise their online security … Read more

Google Doodle celebrates the life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking for his 80th birthday

The pioneering work of physicist Stephen Hawking is honored in a Google Doodle today (Jan. 8), including a video with Hawking’s quotes concerning everything from cosmology to disability. On what would have been Hawking’s 80th birthday, the cosmologist was cited not only with his work in probing the fate of the universe and the nature … Read more

google celebrates 315th birthday of french physicist émilie du châtelet

Google is celebrating the 315th birthday of Émilie du Châtelet, who was a physicist, translator, philosopher despite the exclusion of women from physics at the time. Du Châtelet’s most influential book was her anonymously published 1740 text, “The Foundations of Physics,” which built on Isaac Newton‘s work. She also completed a translation of his “Principia,” … Read more