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Einstein’s theory provides new technique to size up stars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla: Astronomers have found a new application for Albert Einstein's century-old theory of relativity - using it to directly measure the size of a star beyond the sun.  In research published on Wednesday, scientists said they used the Hubble Space Telescope to plot minute changes in the path of light coming from a distant background star as it passed by a relatively close target star, known as Stein 2051B. Researchers applied Einstein's findings to measure how Stein 2051B's gravity warped the background…

WATCH: This parrot can bark like a dog, make any sound you want

Parrots are always to interact with and their imitation skills are the best thing you may like about them. But this particular parrot has taken that skill to a whole new level. Named Einstein, the parrot can bark like a dog, hoot like an owl, sing like the songbirds, sound like a spaceship and echo like a laser. Can’t believe it? Well, it’s true! Owing to its talent and brilliant memory, the parrot is aptly named Einstein! Buzz is that the Congo African Grey parrot has a 200-word strong vocabulary. From an opera to a…

Scientists glimpse Einstein’s gravitational waves

WASHINGTON: In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.