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Lessons learned from Einstein’s ‘Genius’

Don’t expect to hear a lot about relativity in the final chapter of Albert Einstein’s life story, as told tonight in the season finale of National Geographic Channel’s “Genius” TV series. But do expect to see a lot about the … Continue reading

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Einstein’s love life vs. his love of physics

National Geographic Channel’s “Genius” TV series on Albert Einstein spends almost as much time on the famous physicist’s love life as it does on his theory of relativity – and his most recent biographer, Walter Isaacson, says that’s just as it should … Continue reading

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Five tips for future Mars explorers

If you want to maximize your chances of weathering Mars’ harsh radiation environment, get in the habit of eating broccoli. That’s a bit of far-out diet advice from Ray Arvidson, a veteran of robotic Red Planet missions going back to … Continue reading

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‘Genius’ spices up Einstein’s tale for TV

There have been plenty of TV documentaries about Albert Einstein, but almost none of them begin with a political assassination and a sex scene. “Genius” does. The 10-part docudrama series, premiering April 25 on the National Geographic Channel, goes where few accounts … Continue reading

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Amazon stirs up laughs on ‘Silicon Valley’

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” comedy series presents a California-centric view of how tech is done (and undone), but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Seattle-based Amazon Web Services came in for satirical shout-outs in April 23’s season premiere. The show centers on … Continue reading

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Citizen scientists star in TV documentary

It’s fitting that a four-hour documentary series about citizen scientists, titled “The Crowd and the Cloud,” is available to the crowd via the cloud a week before its debut on public television. The first episode makes its TV debut on … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert dons Boeing’s spacesuit

Let history record that America’s first late-night astronaut is … Stephen Colbert? In a pre-recorded bit due to be broadcast tonight on CBS’ “Late Show,” Colbert wears the spacesuit designed for crews on Boeing’s Starliner space taxi and does his … Continue reading

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