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Christie’s to sell Isaac Newton’s notes for greatest work

Handwritten notes that show one of history’s greatest scientific minds in action are going up for auction in London. Pages containing Isaac Newton’s jotted revisions to his masterwork, the “Principia,” are expected to sell next month for between 600,000 pounds and 900,000 pounds ($850,000 and $1.3 million), auctioneer Christie’s said Tuesday. Published in 1687, Newton’s

Opinion

Opinion: Sounding the Shofar in 2020

This weekend the shofar (a ram’s horn) will be blown in services throughout the globe for Rosh Hashana, the holiday celebrating the Jewish new year. How we hear the 100 blasts of sound and internalize its meaning says much about how we view our relationship to the world. Especially in the year 2020, the shofar

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