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About 45 minutes ago, despite being hammered with DDoS attacks, Wikileaks leaked its massive cache of international diplomatic documents to the world. But just in case, it had already given the files to a number of big newspapers around the world such as the New York Times and Der Spiegel.
Of some of the cool things that scientists have discovered about the universe by smashing tiny bits and pieces of matter together in the Large Hadron Collider, this is probably the weirdest. By smashing nuclei together to achieve temperatures in excess of ten trillion degrees, physicists have discovered that the very early universe may have been a super hot liquid soup. Specifically, a liquid-like substance called quark-gluon plasma.
So these girls rioted in the UK over their tuitions going up. 1500 cops are sent out and get their asses handed to them and then the girls steal all the cops shit. Love how the only girl the cops arrested was not white.
I love you so intensely that sometimes it feels empty when I say I love you and I don’t insert a motherfucker at the end of that sentence. I’m sorry I have constant urges to bite you, punch you, kick you, slap you but you’re the cause of these emotions and therefore you will forever bear the brunt of your choice to be with me. I love you motherfucker!
The current model of the birth of the universe is that it started somewhere around 13.7 billion years ago, starting from a seed of near infinite energy into a sea of absolute nothingness. While many scientists have expressed unease at the idea that all of matter and energy sprang into being from a single point supposedly spontaneously, it’s what we’ve got. There’s currently no evidence to support the idea of anything before. But physicist Sir Roger Penrose believes that he’s found that evidence of a previous universe.