Albert Einstein was an explorer and discoverer of sorts, so perhaps it is fitting that National Geographic Channel has dedicated its newest series to the brilliant physicist (1879-1955). Aptly named “Genius,” the 10-part program traces Einstein’s life from his modest beginnings in Germany to the global fame he achieved later in life. This new show, however, is not the first…

He didn’t speak for the first four years of his life and had not learned to read until he was nine. And yet Albert Einstein (1879-1955) grew up to become one of the most brilliant and influential scientists of all time. Einstein, whose 138th birthday is on March 14, not only developed the theory of relativity that he is best…

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) once famously said, “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right.” Actually, he was wrong about that: for the first time, researchers have detected gravitational waves—the trace of a cosmic cataclysm that occurred more than a billion years ago when two black holes collided with each other. Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century…

Was Albert Einstein (1879–1955) really one of the smartest people who ever lived? Judging by his corpus callosum, he probably was. These words don’t exactly roll off the tongue, and they are not in most people’s vernacular, but corpus callosum is a dense network of nerve fibers that join the brain’s right and left hemispheres. According to a new study…