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A Mathematical Proof That The Universe Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Cosmologists assume that natural quantum fluctuations allowed the Big Bang to happen spontaneously. Now they have a mathematical proof<p>One of the …

Physics

Sperm can pass trauma symptoms through generations, study finds

A study in mice shows that trauma might be inherited through altered gene expression in sperm<p>Researchers have put ample effort into identifying genes that help explain why cancer or heart disease run in some families. But scientists still don't know if some genes can explain why the children and …

How Android Changed After the iPhone

Google's plans for Android changed after Apple's introduction of the iPhone, as evidenced by its evolving documentation for the operating system.<p>Android, which in its earliest days bore more resemblance to a BlackBerry than a modern smartphone, evolved significantly after Apple’s 2007 introduction …

Heartbleed Update (v3)

Over the weekend, an independent security researcher contacted Akamai about some defects in the software we use for memory allocation around SSL …

#Love: Thanks, Porn

As a modern married male, the times spent alone with my computer and a box of tissues are, in some ways, the best times. That is not to say the manifold pleasures of family life and the wild menagerie of mere existence aren’t amazing, but a body likes to be alone.<p>For this I thank porn. While there …

As seen on #Cosmos: Photosynthesis — Seen From Space

As seen on #Cosmos: Photosynthesis — Seen From Space<p>NASA scientists have discovered a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside Earth's land plants at a cellular level. During photosynthesis, plants emit what is called fluorescence - a form of light invisible to the naked eye but detectable by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth. NASA scientists established a method to turn this satellite data into global maps of the subtle phenomenon in more detail than ever …

Every NBA team's logo reimagined as Pokémon

Last year, someone went to the trouble of designing the logos for all 30 National Hockey League teams around Pokémon. So it seems inevitable that someone would do it with all 32 members of the National Basketball Association.<p>From artist Micah Coles, here are the New Orleans Pidgeys, Boston …