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Inside the Colleges That Killed Frats for Good. Top 100 living geniuses. 5 Reasons You Should Consider a Different Physics Textbook. How One Top College Ended A Policy That Weeded Out Poor Students. A Century Ago, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Changed Everything. Photo.

A Century Ago, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Changed Everything

The complete guide to getting into an economics PhD program. This question originally appeared on Quora: What should you do if someone puts a gun to your head?

The complete guide to getting into an economics PhD program

Answer by Justin Freeman, former police officer and pastor. The flippant (but obligatory) short answer is: “Whatever they tell you to.” The Valiant Swabian. When youthful and frisky, Albert Einstein would refer to himself as “the valiant Swabian,” quoting the poem by Ludwig Uhland: “But the valiant Swabian is not afraid.”

The Valiant Swabian

Albert—the name Abraham had been considered by his unreligious parents but was rejected as “too Jewish”—was born in Ulm, in March of 1879, not long after Swabia joined the new German Reich; he was the first child and only son of a mathematics-minded but financially inept father and a strong-willed, musically gifted woman of some inherited means.

A daughter, Maria, was born to the couple two and a half years later; when shown his infant sister, Albert took a look and said, “Yes, but where are the wheels?” The Space Doctor’s Big Idea. There once was a doctor with cool white hair.

The Space Doctor’s Big Idea

NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever. Wed, Nov 04, 2015 12:03pm You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out.

NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever

But NASA just spotted something mighty strange at the supermassive black hole Markarian 335. Two of NASA’s space telescopes, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), miraculously observed a black hole’s corona “launched” away from the supermassive black hole. Then a massive pulse of X-ray energy spewed out. Pluto Has An Atmosphere, Moons, And Maybe Geological Activity. Can We Call It A Planet Now? Zooming In On Pluto And Its Moons. Excel 2013: Functions. Introduction Video: Functions Watch the video (5:17).

Excel 2013: Functions

A function is a predefined formula that performs calculations using specific values in a particular order. Excel includes many common functions that can be useful for quickly finding the sum, average, count, maximum value, and minimum value for a range of cells. In order to use functions correctly, you'll need to understand the different parts of a function and how to create arguments to calculate values and cell references. Optional: Download our practice workbook.

The parts of a function In order to work correctly, a function must be written a specific way, which is called the syntax. Syntax of a basic function. How David Beats Goliath. When Vivek Ranadivé decided to coach his daughter Anjali’s basketball team, he settled on two principles.

How David Beats Goliath

The first was that he would never raise his voice. What ISIS Really Wants. What is the Islamic State?

What ISIS Really Wants

Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. Transcendental Meditation technique. The Transcendental Meditation technique is a specific form of mantra meditation[1] developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It is often referred to as Transcendental Meditation, or simply TM. The meditation practice involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with one's eyes closed.[2][3] It is reported to be one of the most-widely practiced,[4][5][6] and among the most widely researched meditation techniques,[7] with over 340 peer-reviewed studies published.[8][9] Beginning in 1965, the Transcendental Meditation technique has been incorporated into selected schools, universities, corporations, and prison programs in the U.S.A., Latin America, Europe, and India.

Practice[edit] Mantra[edit] Selection[edit] How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet Controversy. Now, sitting behind his desk in his office at Penn State, he goes back to his swirl of emotions.

How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet Controversy

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up. Any gene typically has just a 50–50 chance of getting passed on.

Easy DNA Editing Will Remake the World. Buckle Up.

Either the offspring gets a copy from Mom or a copy from Dad. But in 1957 biologists found exceptions to that rule, genes that literally manipulated cell division and forced themselves into a larger number of offspring than chance alone would have allowed. The Aftershocks — Matter. Giulio Selvaggi was asleep when the shaking started. The Case for Blunders by Freeman Dyson. Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 341 pp., $26.00 Science consists of facts and theories.

College rape: Campus sexual assault is a serious problem. But the efforts to protect women are infringing on the civil rights of men. How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet Controversy. Science. What Makes a Presidential Résumé? Nineteen former members of the American workforce are running for president—including a pastor, a horseshoer, and a documentary filmmaker. My Journey Inside the Islamic State. VICE News produced a world exclusive when filmmaker Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded alone with the Islamic State in June 2014, gaining unprecedented access into the heart of the self-proclaimed caliphate. Construction to Begin on Largest Telescope.

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization announced Wednesday that its 11 international partners have committed more than $500 million to begin construction of the first of a new generation of extremely large telescopes. Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dietrich Bonhoeffer.