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Yeshiva University Fighting To Survive

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

After years of deficits, the revered institution of Jewish learning is teetering on the brink of insolvency, and now even faculty members are planning to sue.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Short Science: What Happens Inside A Black Hole

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dennis Overbye of the New York Times talks about a debate among physicists over what would happen if you jumped into a black hole and what it means for Albert Einstein's reputation.         

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Network Politics; Albany Surprises; Short Science

Monday, August 19, 2013

The RNC has voted to ban two networks from the 2016 primary debates. Ben Smith of Buzzfeed explains the dustup over two planned projects about Hillary Clinton. Plus: Bill Mahoney of NYPIRG talks about the surprises that were in bills Albany lawmakers passed this session. Then, a quick round-up of recent scientific developments including a new study showing there’s no such thing as right-brain and left-brain behavior, and a debate among physicists about what happens to you if you’re in a black hole.

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The Takeaway

Albert Einstein's Documents Going Online

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Albert Einstein's entire archive of manuscripts, letters, theoretical musings, and personal correspondences are going online. More than 80,000 pages of material, owned by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will now be digitized and shared on the web. To date, only 900 pages of the brilliant scientist's legacy have ever been available to the public. The digital archive will offer the world an entirely new look at one of the 20th century's most important figures, scientific or otherwise. 

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The Takeaway

Swiss Scientists Challenge Einstein's Law of Relativity

Friday, September 23, 2011

Einstein's Law of Relativity is one of the few scientific equations most people know — and it's a pillar of modern physics and fundamental to the way that the universe works. The equation states that nothing is faster than the speed of light, but one of the world's foremost laboratories says they've found subatomic particles called neutrinos that travel even faster. If their findings are proven true, it may alter our understanding of the universe.

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