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Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained (Infographic)
The theories of relativity by Albert Einstein revolutionized how the world thinks about space, time, mass, energy and gravity. FULL STORY: General Relativity at 100: Einstein's Famous Theory Has Aged Well Prior to Einstein, the laws of Isaac Newton were used to understand the physics of motion. In 1687, Newton wrote that gravity affects everything in the universe. The same force of gravity that pulled an apple down from a tree kept the Earth in motion around the sun. But Newton never puzzled out the source of gravity. Reference: Einstein's Theory of General Relativity Philosopher David Hume's 1738 "A Treatise of Human Nature" was a big influence on Einstein's thinking about space and time. "It is very well possible that without these philosophical studies I would not have arrived at the solution," Einstein wrote. In 1905, Albert Einstein based a new theory on two principles. As a result of these principles, Einstein deduced that there is no fixed frame of reference in the universe.

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What Trickle-Down Economics Has Done to the US: The Rich Get All the Money A protester throws a chair during the Occupy Oakland "Move-In Day" demonstration. (Photo: Glenn Halog) Adapted from the as-yet-unpublished book by the author, Do What Works and Call It Capitalism. That Improving Economy Is Further Away Than It Appears Leisure and hospitality - the fastest growing major blue-skill industry - is the worst sector. Wheel Worries: Mars Rover Curiosity Dealing With Damage NASA's Mars rover Curiosity faces ongoing wheel wear and tear as it continues its trek across the rock-strewn Red Planet. The car-size Curiosity rover has been on duty since landing on Mars in August 2012. Curiosity has six aluminum wheels, each with its own individual motor. The rover has a top speed on flat, hard ground of a little over 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) per second.

Danish TV Documentary Exposes Gardasil Vaccines for Triggering Wave of Disease Among Young Girls The Danish news service TV2 recently aired a bold documentary calling into question the safety of the Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer. Documenting dozens of cases of serious injury and disability among Danish girls following the three-part vaccination regimen, the video report highlights the Danish Health Authority’s negligence in properly responding to this wave of illness clearly linked to the vaccine, which is also widely promoted in the U.S. Though the documentary treads somewhat lightly in fully implicating Gardasil as the definitive cause of these girls’ illnesses, it does bring to light how authorities at the highest levels of government routinely try to cover for this deadly vaccine, which SaneVax, Inc. notes has been linked to upwards of 40,000 total adverse events, including death, worldwide. You can watch the documentary, entitled De vaccinerede piger, in its entirety on YouTube for free (with English subtitles): Stay up to date on Gardasil news at Sources:

No, GOP, biblical Marriage was not between one man and one woman By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The freak-out by the Republican presidential candidates over the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage provokes me to revise and reprise the points below. Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have formally pledged: “We will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.” Sen. Ted Cruz also called on Americans to ignore the SCOTUS ruling.

How NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto Works (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist | March 30, 2015 07:00am ET The New Horizons probe will be the first spacecraft to study Pluto, the most well-known of the Kuiper Belt objects, which orbit in the frozen outskirts of the solar system. New Horizons will not stop at Pluto, but will slingshot past it to encounter an object called PT1 in January, 2019 before heading out of the solar system. New Horizons got a speed boost from Jupiter’s gravity in 2007. Without it, the probe would not have reached Pluto until the year 2036. CBS: Gardasil Vaccine Can Cause Infection With Higher Risk HPV Strain By Erin Elizabeth Women who receive the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine may be more likely to be infected with the higher-risk strains of the virus than women who do not get the vaccine, according to a new study. Oh! but not to worry, you just have to get – (you guessed it) more shots and you’ll survive! (or so they hope) We go on a trip to Southern California this weekend to speak in front of a bunch of Health Nuts (over 3,000 of them!)

The new right-wing college lie: Students become liberal on their own, no one is indoctrinating them on campus As college campuses come back to life, teeming anew with students embarking on another academic year, it’s time to reconsider the notion that colleges are prime sites of liberal indoctrination. It’s a refrain from conservative campus “watchdog” entities like Campus Reform and The College Fix, but it’s also something more measured media voices have acknowledged. Scholars, including my colleague Neil Gross, have shown that while college faculty tend to be liberal, evidence suggests “going to college does not make students substantially more liberal.” But there’s another side to this story, one that shows just how much conservative rhetoric has distorted our impressions of teaching and learning at college. The idea that college students are indoctrinated neglects the fact that college students are capable of thinking for themselves, and provided the tools to do so. We can start with the word “indoctrination,” which already presupposes the intent to convert someone to a certain ideology.

Women's Sexuality May Depend on Romantic Options Women's sexual orientation may be partly influenced by their romantic options, new research suggests. Women in the study who were rated as more attractive — and so, presumably, could attract sexier mates — were more likely to identify themselves as completely straight than the women who were less attractive, according to a comprehensive survey of health and sexual behavior among teens and young adults. In addition, the study confirmed that women tend to be more flexible than men in their sexual orientation, with women in the study being nearly three times more likely than men to experience a change in their orientation during the study.