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New ‘Genius’ Television Series Will Explore the Twists and Turns of Einstein’s Life

Sixty-two years after his death, Albert Einstein continues to occupy an extraordinary position of prestige. His discoveries and contributions to science are taught at every level of education. The equation e=mc2 is simple enough to fit on a T-shirt, but the four papers Einstein published in 1905 were so groundbreaking, they’re collectively known as the Annus Mirabilis (“Extraordinary year”) papers. Now, a new television series from National Geographic will examine his personal and professional life through its 10-episode first season. The show, “Genius,” will explore other great minds in additional seasons, ...

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Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument with his wife. Facebook sent condolences to the family for the “appalling” incident and said that the content had now been removed. The company pledged a review of its processes after footage of a US killing stayed online for hours this month. The footage of the Thai killing had also ...

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Havana walls brought to life with murals of wide-eyed children

By Sarah Marsh| HAVANA The gigantic black and white portraits of children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighborhood of Havana two years ago, the work of Cuban artist Maisel Lopez. The sober, finely painted portraits contrast with Cuba’s dilapidated buildings and pot-holed streets, colorful vintage cars and peeling pink, apricot and turquoise paint on eclectic architecture. With nearly 30 murals completed, Lopez said he is only getting started on his “Colossi” series, a striking endeavor in the Communist-run country where street art is rare. “I want to keep ...

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Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet May Have the Right Conditions for Life

With every new exoplanet discovery, we seem to get that much closer to finding evidence of extraterrestrial life. A new exoplanet identified in orbit of a nearby star could be the best place to look yet. Astronomers have confirmed a star 39 light-years away plays host to a planet that is much more Earth-like than any we’ve been able to spot in the past. The planet, known as LHS 1140b, is larger than Earth, but it’s rocky and could well have liquid water on its surface. According to a new ...

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New Enceladus findings could have big implications in the search for alien life

Life as we know it requires liquid water, and until recently that seemed to be in short supply outside of Earth. However, recent studies of Mars and several moons have pointed to the presence of water. In fact, some moons may contain subsurface oceans with a larger total volume of water than Earth has. In the latest revelation, NASA announced strong evidence for life-sustaining conditions in the subsurface oceans of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Scientists have known that Enceladus harbors a liquid ocean under its surface since 2005. That’s when the ...

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FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and eight for 12 years. She was investigated after the authorities received a tip-off. If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. FGM was made illegal in the US in 1996. In a voluntary interview with ...

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Charlie Gard case: Doctors can withdraw baby's life support

Doctors can withdraw life support from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents’ wishes, a High Court judge has ruled. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital said eight-month-old Charlie Gard has irreversible brain damage and should be moved to palliative care. His parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard had wanted to take their son to the US for a treatment trial. But the judge said it was in Charlie’s best interest to remove life support. Mr Justice Francis said he made the decision with the “heaviest ...

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Shana Grice murder: Stalker ex-boyfriend jailed for life

A stalker who murdered his former girlfriend after she rejected him has been jailed for life. Shana Grice, 19, was found with her throat cut in the smoke-filled bedroom of her Brighton flat in August 2016. Michael Lane, 27, had placed a tracker device on her car during a campaign of harassment, his trial heard. Sentencing Lane, Mr Justice Green said he would serve a minimum of 25 years. The judge also criticised police over their contact with Miss Grice. Lewes Crown Court was told Miss Grice had contacted police ...

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Celebrating Latino baseball players in Béisbol Life

9:00 AM ET Pedro GomezMLB Close ESPN’s Pedro Gomez covered the Oakland A’s home and away nearly every day from 1992-97 for the San Jose Mercury News and Sacramento Bee and then became the national baseball writer and later a general columnist at the Arizona Republic before becoming an ESPN bureau reporter in 2003. This story is also posted in Spanish. Read it here. SINCE ROBERTO CLEMENTE emerged as the first Latino superstar in the 1960s, Latino players have been bringing their bat flips, broad smiles and exciting play to ...

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