While word was still getting out he had passed away at the age of 76, something rather disturbing was happening at the hospital. Einstein's brain had been stolen, and that is just the beginning of the story.
Those living in places where bears proliferate are having to come up with all sorts of gadgets to keep the ursine beasts at bay, as the powerful animals are well-versed in getting their paws on human food.
Exactly five years ago Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad and since then certain apps have defined each iteration, whether for gaming, reading or productivity. Here are those special applications that have had us endlessly jabbing at Apple tablet touchscreens.
A strong stench – described at the time as "like dead bodies" – colloquially known as "The Battersea Smell" is the starting point in this fascinating tale of scientists heading a revolution in evidence-based research.
If it really came down to it, and you did have to defend yourself against an interstellar attacker, would a traditional gun actually be able to do the trick? Let's gaze at the idea, and crunch some numbers to find out.