Gabriel Cabrera

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The author of this physics paper is 7 years old (and also a cat)

On April 1, 2014, the American Physical Society announced a landmark change in policy: All scientific papers authored by cats would henceforth become freely available to the public.<p>The announcement was a joke (it was April Fools' Day), but the cat that inspired it was not. His name is Chester — …


Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.<p>More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.<p>From spiky penises to multiple …


I Just Lost $3,500 in a Cryptocurrency Scam, and There's Nothing I Can Do

<i>"Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit." - Proverbs 10:2</i><p>Since 2011, more than 980,000 Bitcoins (which would be worth about $7.2 billion at …


Movie Stars Are Dead and They’re Never Coming Back

In the early 2000s amid the first real cell phone boom, I remember seeing a commercial with my father for one of the very first camera phones. At the …

Aaron Sorkin

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’

<b>A study mapping how dinosaurs spread across the world shows they may have been a victim of their own success.</b><p>UK researchers believe they were already in decline before the killer asteroid hit because they had occupied every habitat on Earth.<p>From their roots in South America, the dinosaurs migrated …


Bitcoin Slump Matches Broader Markets, Urging Regulators to Tighten Oversight

Bitcoin prices traded below the $6,000 level for the first time since early November Tuesday as investors dumped digital currencies amid a sell-off …