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Do you know more about Einstein than a fifth grader? Play Video

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Do you know more about Einstein than a 5th grader?

We asked a couple of 5th graders, Lucas and Miranda, to tell us everything they know about Einstein. They got the basics pretty much right. It probably helps that their dad is a physicist. Do you know more about Einstein than they do?

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History

Wormholes explained in under 3 minutes

Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, and scientific advisor for the movie Interstellar, explains what wormholes are--and what it would take to keep one open.

Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, and scientific advisor for Interstellar, Kip Thorne, explains hyperspace. Play Video

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Hyperspace explained in under 2 minutes

Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, explains how our universe may be like a membrane embedded within hyperspace, an idea physicists refer to as a brane living in the bulk.

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Why GPS wouldn't work without Einstein's theory of relativity

Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at Caltech, explains how GPS works, and why it wouldn't if we were ignorant of relativity.

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Why Einstein's manuscript of general relativity is in Jerusalem

Hanoch Gutfreund, former president of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Academic Director of the Albert Einstein Archives, explains Einstein's deep connection to the university, and the symbolic value of having the manuscript of the general theory of relativity in its archives.

Einstein's life was in turmoil while he developed the general theory of relativity. Play Video

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Einstein's life was in turmoil while he developed general relativity

Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, describes the contrast between the turmoil in Einstein's personal life and the beauty of the theory he was developing a hundred years ago.

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Science

General relativity explained in under 3 minutes

A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein completed his general theory of relativity and provided an explanation for how the gravitational force works. Einstein found that gravity could be explained as physical objects warping the fabric of space and time. In other words, the fabric of spacetime is the medium through which the force of gravity is transmitted. Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, explains how Einstein came to this groundbreaking conclusion and completely revolutionized our understanding of gravity and the fabric of the cosmos.

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Walter Isaacson explains special relativity in under 3 minutes

Walter Isaacson, author of "Einstein: His Life and Universe," explains how Einstein came to the radical notion that space and time are relative and completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe with his special theory of relativity.

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What the f*ck is gluten?

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Why Einstein is such a big deal

Hanoch Gutfreund, former president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Academic Director of the Albert Einstein Archives, explains why Einstein is considered one of the greatest minds of all time, and how his legacy shapes modern physics to this day.

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How Mat Kearney puts his singer-songwriter roots to hip-hop beats

Mat Kearney didn’t start making music until he was a junior at California State University, Chico. A chance encounter with a roommate led him to pick up a guitar for the first time. He had never played a musical instrument before in his life, and it never crossed his mind that this could be a long-term thing for anyone. But Kearney, an English Literature major, discovered he could write. He became obsessed with it, eventually dropping out of college. “You find those things in life where you’re like, I don’t know if this is work, play," Kearney, now 36, says. But now, "this is all I want to do.... It's just fun.” Ten years, five albums, and five Top 20 hits on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart later, that passion hasn’t dissipated. While writing his latest album, Just Kids, Kearney was listening to a lot of Paul Simon and hip-hop. "I kept asking, like, what would Kanye and Paul Simon do if they were in a room together? That was the goal of some of my writing.” This is an episode of SoundBites, a Fusion original web series. Whether on tour, at the recording studio, or at home, SoundBites provides a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the lives of today’s top musical artists.

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And I Make: Dulce Pinzon

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And I Make: Brian Butler

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And I Make: Neuzz

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And I Make: Tati Suarez

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And I Make: Libre

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And I Make: Street Art Chilango

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The history of the condom in under three minutes

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History

The history of the beard in under three minutes

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Genius: How the ability to make believe changed the course of the world

How one small change in the human brain let us conquer the world

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Are 'blue balls' a real thing?

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The world's coolest cloning lab is at a polo club in Argentina

In a polo club called La Ensenada, about an hour east of Buenos Aires, dozens of polo horses have been cloned using advanced techniques developed right there in Argentina's grasslands.

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The history of the bra in two minutes

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Choreographer Kyle Abraham on why he's interested in the 'human moments'

Kyle Abraham is a New York-based choreographer who won a MacArthur "Genius Grant" for his groundbreaking work in dance. He recently premiered his latest work, "When the Wolves Came In," and is currently touring the country with his dance company, Abraham in Motion. He talked to us about why he thinks audiences react so strongly to his choreography.

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Women

Mansplainer: The history of high heels

As quintessentially feminine as they seem to us today, high heels were originally worn by men. Heighten your knowledge of their surprising history with the latest installment of our Mansplainer series.

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Health

Kenneth Cole: 'Stigma is probably responsible for more people dying of AIDS than the virus itself'

Kenneth Cole was one of the first influential figures in the fashion industry to publicly support and promote AIDS awareness in the mid 1980s. And he's still supporting AIDS causes and social good initiatives.

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Glenn Lowry, director of MoMA: 'Museums have to be seen as social and intellectual spaces'

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Comedy

5 things you didn't know about Cantinflas

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Yale's Laura Niklason talks about growing lungs and arteries in a lab

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Yale's Kathryn Miller-Jensen on the counterintuitive ‘shock and kill’ method to curing HIV

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Genius: Four-year-old Alexis Martin has same IQ as Einstein

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If you're looking to change the world, follow this 3-step formula

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Neuroscientist Greg Gage on teaching neuroscience to the 99%

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Health

Tech CEO Ramona Pierson was blind for 11 years but brain surgery has let her see again

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Health

Christy Turlington Burns on her work to prevent deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth

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Health

The history of the tampon in two minutes

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Tech

Former Obama campaign CTO, Harper Reed, talks about his new company: Modest

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Lab Rats

Genius: David Blei

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Drugs

Viral content expert Emerson Spartz on why people share things on social media

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Social Media

Jose Antonio Vargas on how social media has transformed the immigrant rights movement

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