Bill McMahon

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Universe Shouldn't Be Here, According to Higgs Physics

The universe shouldn't exist — at least according to a new theory.<p>Modeling of conditions soon after the Big Bang suggests the universe should have …

UPDATE 3-U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged | Reuters

(Adds FBI declining to comment on Zeus authorship)<p>By Joseph Menn, Jim Finkle and Aruna Viswanatha<p>June 2 (Reuters) - A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and …

As seen on #Cosmos: Most life in the ocean does not have fins…

As seen on #Cosmos: Most life in the ocean does not have fins or flippers. Single celled organisms called phytoplankton far outnumber the sum of all the marine organisms most of us think of first. While phytoplankton individually are largely invisible to the naked eye, their total effects can be seen from space. There are many trillions of phytoplankton in the sea, and together they convert huge quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) into living matter. In that process they release a major …

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Self Defense

Watch Cosmic Inflation Theory Architect Andrei Linde React to Big Bang News (Video)

No matter how impressed or intrigued you were to hear that researchers had found the "smoking gun" for the universe's incredible Big Bang expansion, …

Dark Matter

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Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which highlighted the digital currency's close relationship to online black …

From the Northern to the Southern Cross

<b>There is a road that connects the Northern to the Southern Cross but you have to be at the right place and time to see it. The road, as pictured</b> …

Universe

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

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Bosch Pays $175 Million To Get Rid Of Its Solar Operations

Bosch has reportedly agreed to pay SolarWorld about $175 million to assume ownership of Bosch’s money-losing solar subsidiary.<p>In an effort to exit the solar industry, Bosch agreed to sell its solar manufacturing facility in Arnstadt to SolarWorld last November.<p>As part of the agreement, SolarWorld, …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Incomprehensible as it sound, inflation poses that the universe initially expanded far faster than the speed of light and grew from a subatomic size to a golf-ball size almost instantaneously. Read the story here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/n5g4

The College Degrees That Get The Most Job Offers

Nearly 70% of computer science majors had at least one job offer before they graduated from college last year, according to data gathered by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), which surveyed nearly 10,000 college seniors who were set to earn bachelor’s degrees in the spring …

Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation’s annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics.<p>Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he’s juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what …

Bill Gates

[1401.1219] Consciousness as a State of Matter

Abstract: We examine the hypothesis that consciousness can be understood as a state of matter, "perceptronium", with distinctive information …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

The WikiLeaks Mole

How a teenage misfit became the keeper of Julian Assange's deepest secrets - only to betray him<p>On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, …

Sexual Harassment

Edward Snowden: 'I Already Won'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Edward Snowden, whose NSA revelations were probably the news story of the year, sat down with one of …

India mulls law to overturn gay sex ban

In an unusually quick response, India’s federal government is considering a quick legislation to neutralise the Supreme Court verdict making gay sex illegal.<p>Top ministers of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have indicated that the government may negate the court’s judgment through …

PrimeSense demonstrates Capri 3D sensor on Nexus 10 (hands-on)

Take the 3D sensor inside the Microsoft Kinect, shrink it down to a tenth of its original size and add a bunch of mobile capabilities, and you have yourself PrimeSense's latest conquest, better known as Capri. The company, which is the brains behind the Kinect, has been openly working on bringing a …

Director general says BBC must cut red tape and learn from Apple

Tony Hall, the BBC’s director-general, has ordered a “bonfire of the boards” in an attempt to cut red-tape across the corporation.<p>Writing for the <i>Telegraph</i>, Lord Hall says he is planning to halve the number of BBC committees and steering groups which “hamper creativity” and “dilute accountability”. …

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Same-sex marriage bill comes into force in Uruguay

<b>Two gay men who have been a couple for 14 years have become the first to register to marry in Uruguay, hours after a law came into force allowing same-sex marriages in the country.</b><p>Rodrigo Borda, 39, and Sergio Miranda, 45, said it was a day of much joy and emotion, but also of …

LGBTQI

Costa Rica Will Do Away With Caged Animals At Its Zoos

Here's a bit of news that has been making the rounds in Costa Rica for more than a week but is just now picking up steam stateside: Saying it's time for a more natural experience, Costa Rica's minister for energy and environment said they would get rid of caged animals at the country's public zoos …