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Mystery solved: This is the monster that ate that great white shark

It wasn’t the Kraken. It wasn’t Godzilla. And it wasn’t even a rabid killer whale. The mysterious animal that had killed and eaten the 9-foot great …

Heads or tails: Experimental quantum coin flipping cryptography performs better than classical protocols

"In quantum coin flipping," Pappa explains, "the players do not trust each other, since both want to win the coin flip, so they try to cheat by …

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Shrinking

Anyone who’s seen a picture of Jupiter has stared — for more than a few seconds — at that giant, massive red splotch in the planet’s southern hemisphere. It’s the bloodshot eye of a violent storm bigger than Earth that’s been raging for centuries.<p>Now, though, Hubble Space Telescope photos suggest …

What We Can Learn From Humans Who Don't Age

A closer look at the science behind two unusual little girls, who have appeared on Dateline and Good Morning America.<p>Perhaps you've seen them on <i>Dateline</i>, or <i>Good Morning America</i>. Gabrielle Williams and Brooke Greenberg are girls who don't seem to age at the same rate as the rest of us. Nine-year-old …

Mutations

Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

Minnesota is banning the germ killer triclosan, which is found in many soaps and body washes. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill on Friday, but the …

Procter & Gamble

Out Of Old Factory, Japanese Company Sells... High-Tech Lettuce

Not your typical product from an electronics firm<p>In an empty space in its former factory in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, electronics-maker Fujitsu is now developing an unusual product: lettuce. Grown in a clean room, the lettuce has been engineered to contain low amounts of potassium. The growing …

Aquaponics