How big science gets its funding

Feb 22, 2016
Research can take years and costs billions. What's the return?
David Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech, announces that scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves for the first time, confirming a prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. 
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Who tweets for Einstein?

Feb 11, 2016
We talked with the guy who helps represent Albert Einstein's estate.
A couple visits a statue of Albert Einstein, who theorized about gravitational waves, at the Albert Einstein Memorial February 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said on February 11, 2016, they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.