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Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Technology
More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter. His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too. So Einstein fled Berlin and went into hiding in northern Germany. It was during this hiatus that he penned a handwritten letter to his beloved younger sister, Maja, warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis ultimately rose to power, forcing Einstein to flee his native Germany for good. "Out here, nobody knows where I am, and I'm believed to be missing,"...
Crude futures turn around and rise after EIA shows gasoline drawdown, analyst says

Crude futures turn around and rise after EIA shows gasoline drawdown, analyst says

Business
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Crude oil future prices turned around Wednesday immediately after the Energy Information Administration issued a weekly report showing drawdowns in diesel and gasoline, as well as a smaller-than-anticipated oil inventory build. At around 9:49 a.m. EDT, West Texas Intermediate front-month crude futures traded at $ 65.86 per barrel, or down 0.5 percent, while Brent front-month traded at $ 75.55 per barrel, also 0.5 percent lower. By 10:37 a.m., immediately after the Energy Information Administration, or EIA, distributed its weekly report, prices had turned. West Texas Intermediate front-month traded at $ 66.29 per barrel, or 0.2 percent higher. Brent futures traded at $ 76.16 per barrel, or 0.3 percent higher. "Crude oil futures rose in the wake of the latest EIA report, wh...
Though small, sale of digital gold on the rise

Though small, sale of digital gold on the rise

Finance
As price of gold is moving northwards, digital gold players such as SafeGold and MMTC PAMP are betting on a good festive season even as an increasing number of Indian consumers take to digital platforms to buy gold. “Digital gold is growing rapidly though it is still tiny compared to the physical gold transactions,” said Gaurav Mathur, managing director at SafeGold, a digital platform that allows customers to buy, sell and receive vaulted gold. The digital gold industry is probably less than two years old, but 6-7 million customers have already used digital platforms to buy gold, he said. “The overall turnover of digital gold in the past 12 months would be close to ?600 -700 crore. At SafeGold, we are expecting a significant increase in digital gold transactions in the cu...
Salmon graveyard gives rise to forest in Alaska

Salmon graveyard gives rise to forest in Alaska

Science
Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A 20-year salmon study has helped birth a forest on the banks of a small stream in southwest Alaska. It turns out, carcasses of sockeye salmon encourage tree growth. Every summer, thousands of sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay swim upstream, squeezing into the shallow upper reaches of Hansen Creek. They come to spawn and die. For two decades, researchers have been monitoring the salmon run -- one of the largest in the world -- and tallying the impact of bear predation on the population. Each summer, during the height of the run, scientists walk the river and collected dead salmon, counting the causalities. To ensure they don't double count any dead fish, researchers toss the carcasses onto the banks of the stream. In the hopes the work might produce a measurable impact on t...

3 Reasons Alibaba Stock Could Rise

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]After reaching an all time high of 211 70 in June Alibaba NYSE BABA shares have shed nearly a third of their value as fears of an escalating trade war between China and the U S rattled investors Yet at this point the sell off appears overdone Here are three reasons why Latest Articles in