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    Why Einstein Just Got Ranked as History’s Greatest Hero

      Two predictions of Albert Einstein’s—one scientific, one sentimental—have recently been confirmed. The first came early in 2016: the existence of gravitational waves. The second came late last month: the handsome price of a pair of notes Einstein wrote, in place of a tip, to a bellboy in 1922, while on a lecturing tour in […]

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    Why Christopher Hitchens Was a Hero to Scientists

    The writer had a reverence for science and philosophy, and a conviction that both should be the basis of personal belief and ethics in society.