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How To Catch The Biggest Wave In The Universe

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Why We're All Trapped In 3-D

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Albert Einstein once wrote that he was indebted to a favorite uncle for giving him a toy steam engine when he was a boy, launching a lifelong interest in science. AP hide caption

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Einstein Saw Space Move, Long Before We Could Hear It

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Einstein, A Hunch And Decades Of Work: How Scientists Found Gravitational Waves

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A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

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This artist's impression shows the surroundings of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the active galaxy NGC 3783 in the southern constellation of Centaurus. M. Kornmesser/ESO hide caption

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Falling: How To Meet Einstein In An Elevator

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