A reclusive engineer fingered by Newsweek as the mystery founder of online crypto-currency Bitcoin denied it Monday, saying he even cancelled his Internet service last year to save money. Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto said in a letter released by his lawyer that he had not heard of the revolutionary currency until February 2014, when his son mentioned it after being contacted by the magazine. I unconditionally deny the Newsweek report," the 64-year-old Japanese-American said. Earlier this month Newsweek relaunched its print edition with a cover story identifying Dorian Nakamoto as the creator of Bitcoin.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay was jailed Monday on suspicion of intoxicated driving after police said he failed sobriety tests during a traffic stop and they found multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.
In a major discovery for understanding the origins of the universe, US scientists said Monday they have detected echoes of the Big Bang 14 billion years ago. The "first direct evidence of cosmic inflation," or the rapid growth spurt that came in the first moments of the life of the universe, was found with the help of a telescope at the South Pole, and was announced by experts at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The detection of these gravitational waves represents the last untested element of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, filling in a major gap in our understanding of how the universe was born. The waves are ripples that move through space and time, and have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang." Their detection confirms an integral connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.