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Albert Einstein's Signed Photo Up for Auction

Although Albert Einstein's many iconic photographs have been plastered across mugs and T-shirts for years, physics enthusiasts and art collectors may now be able to get their hands on one of the original, autographed photos that inspired the memorabilia, according to International Autograph Auctions, the British auction house handling the sale. Three years later, Einstein signed the photograph Karsh had taken, using an English version of the last sentence of his foreword to "Relativity: A Richer Truth" (1950), by Philipp Frank, according to the auction house statement.


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Mysterious 'Man in the Iron Mask' Revealed, 350 Years Later

A 350-year-old French mystery has been unmasked: In his new book, Paul Sonnino, a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claims he has uncovered the real identity of the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask. The Man in the Iron Mask was a prisoner arrested in 1669 and held in the Bastille and other French jails for more than three decades, until his death in 1703. The story was even popularized in the 1998 film "The Man in the Iron Mask," starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


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'Noah' and 'Emma' Top List of Most Popular Baby Names

For the second year in a row, "Emma" was the number one choice for girls in 2015, and "Noah" topped the chart for a second time as the favorite for boys, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), which released its annual list today (May 6) of the most popular baby names in the United States. The real action happens much farther down the list of names — in the top 500 or even top 1,000 names in the country — where the appearance of brand-new names heralds the impact of current trends and popular culture.

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Sanctions, restrictions seen impeding science in North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — Tightening U.N. sanctions and an inability to freely access the Internet are inhibiting the work of North Korean scientists, Nobel Prize laureates who recently visited the country said Saturday.


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