Albert Einstein

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If it’s good enough for Albert Einstein ... Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty

There is a way to reliably access your creativity on a regular basis. Many famous people have used this technique, including Alexander the Great (356-(...)

Sixth-year student Róisín Keane says dyspraxia affects her  everyday life: ‘I’d bump into things or bang doors every so often. As a child, I had a hard time catching a ball.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dyspraxia is estimated to affect somewhere between 6 and 10 per cent of the population, but it remains a largely hidden disability – and one that can (...)

Costume party at the Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin:  Magnus Hirschfeld is the second last from the right, wearing glasses. Photograph: Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft eV, Berlin

The ongoing campaign against trans rights often depicts trans activism as something new and dangerous, overturning convention and years of settled sci(...)

 Dr Pat Morrissey: he says the move to vaccinate children from age five upwards has been ‘appalling’.  Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Nearly two years on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Adare GP Dr Pat Morrissey, who did not give vaccines to patients in his Co Limerick (...)

The  Doomsday Clock’s time for 2022 is unveiled  in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: The Hastings Group/AFP via Getty Images

While the past year offered glimmers of hope that humankind might reverse its march toward global catastrophe, the Doomsday Clock was set on Thursday (...)

 Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalised for treatment of a previously identified colon tumor, his doctors said. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

Pele has returned to hospital to continue treatment for a colon tumour. Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein said on Wednesday that the 81-year-old is(...)

Then taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel, on The Wirral in October 2019: The accord was founded on the latter’s duplicity. Photograph: PA

It is the adulterer’s dilemma. If he’s cheating on his wife with you, he will surely cheat on you after you marry him.  In October 2019, Boris J(...)

Stephen Hawking, who died in 2018, predicted black-hole behaviour almost five decades ago. Photograph: Frederick M Brown/Getty

A recent study of black holes confirmed a fundamental prediction that the theoretical physicist made nearly five decades ago. But the ultimate awar(...)

Albert Einstein: the physicist collaborated with the Swiss engineer Michele Besso on the working document. Photograph: Orren Jack Turner/LoC

A crucial series of Albert Einstein’s calculations, scrawled down as the physicist struggled to account for an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury while d(...)

August 1945: A man wheels his bicycle through Hiroshima, days after the city was levelled by an atomic bomb blast. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The fevered race to build an atomic bomb during the second World War famously ended in an airburst 580m above Hiroshima that killed 140,000 people and(...)

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