Entire Einstein manuscript on display for first time

The original manuscript of Albert Einstein’s groundbreaking theory of relativity has gone on display in its entirety for the first time.

The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem began exhibiting the 46-page handwritten document Sunday as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.

In the document, Einstein demonstrated an expanding universe and explained how gravity can bend space and time. The theory, first published in 1916, remains a pivotal breakthrough in modern physics.

Einstein contributed the manuscript to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1925. The university is lending the document to the academy for its anniversary celebration.


Vote results confirm disdain for reimbursing depositors

Icelanders have resoundingly rejected a plan to reimburse overseas depositors after the failure of an online Icelandic bank, a rare public referendum on the repayment of a liability that could fuel further concerns over debt problems in Europe.

A whopping 93 percent of Icelanders rebuffed a government push to reimburse Britain and the Netherlands $5.3 billion from the October 2008 collapse of Landsbanki, an Icelandic Internet bank. The failure left Britain and the Netherlands, the two nations where the bank operated internationally, to step in and partially pay back billions lost by their citizens, lured in by the bank’s high interest rates.

The vote on Saturday, with near-final results released Sunday, captured widespread rage in Iceland over years of banking sector excess.


Military claims it is starting new line of cruise missiles 

Iran announced Sunday that it has started a new line of highly accurate, short range cruise missiles, which would add a new element to the country’s arsenal.

Gen. Ahmad Vahidi told Iranian state TV that the cruise missile, called Nasr 1, would be capable of destroying targets up to 3,000 tons in size. The minister said the missile can be fired from ground-based launchers as well as ships, but would eventually be modified to be fired from helicopters and submarines.


Police put chubby officers on weight-loss diets 

Mexico City’s police department has introduced a new lower-calorie menu in cafeterias serving its 70,000-member force after finding out that almost three-quarters of officers are overweight.

Hungry officers will now get 2,495 calories per day, 500 fewer than in previous servings.

The three-meal-a-day menu announced Sunday comes after a study found that at least 70 percent of officers are overweight. However, authorities face a big challenge in slimming down the force.

Mexico City police are infamous for soliciting small bribes from motorists, often with the phrase: “Give me something for a soft drink.”

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