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Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis’ rise

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country’s future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter. His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by …

America is sacrificing the future – The Washington Post

“Science, like the Mississippi, begins in a tiny rivulet in the distant forest.” — Abraham Flexner In 1933, when America’s most famous immigrant settled in Princeton, N.J., Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to invite Albert Einstein to the White House. Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study that had brought Einstein …

Einstein’s travel diaries reveal physicist’s racism – BBC News

Newly published private travel diaries have revealed Albert Einstein’s racist and xenophobic views. Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries track his experiences in Asia and the Middle East. In them, he makes sweeping and negative generalisations, for example calling the Chinese “industrious, filthy, obtuse people”. Einstein would …

The Dawn of a New Era in Science – The Atlantic

By announcing the first detection of gravitational waves, scientists have vindicated Einstein and given humans a new way to look at the universe. More than a billion years ago, in a galaxy that sits more than a billion light-years away, two black holes spiraled together and collided. We can’t see …

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 16, 2015

Today is Monday, March 16, the 75th day of 2015 with 290 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include James Madison, fourth president of …