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Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

We're one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in "Ender's Game," the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a "Star Trek"-style Transporter.<p>Or we can at least keep thinking that while scientists do the hard, incremental physics required to keep us dreaming of …

Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week

Professional cuddler Samantha Hess has opened a pro cuddling shop, where for $60 customers can get an hour's worth of spooning and "the level of …

Streptococcus pneumoniae: virulence factors and variation - Mitchell - 2010 - Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Abstract<p><i>Clin Microbiol Infect</i> 2010; <b>16:</b> 411–418<p><i>Streptococcus pneumoniae</i> is a major pathogen of humans, causing diseases such as pneumonia and …

Meet the 12-Year-Old CEO Who Runs a $150,000 Business

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

How Bill Gates Thinks

Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.<p>When interesting people hang out, interesting things tend to happen. So when we found out that Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i> and <i>The Ghost Map</i> was going …

An unlikely pair in Lebanon team up in hopes of creating change

In front of St. Mary’s Orthodox College, in one of the nicer areas of Beirut, two students appear on a warm June afternoon.<p>They walk along the pulsing city streets.<p>Ryan is 17, and comes from the mountains. He has lived in Beirut just since middle school. Noor is 16, and smiles easily. Beirut has …

China climate deal: Is it the best we can get? - CNN.com

The consequences of climate change go far beyond warming temperatures, which scientists say are melting the polar ice caps and raising sea levels. Meet the team that is measuring climate change in the Arctic on CNN's <b>"Wish You Were Here"</b> series. And click through the gallery for a look at 10 other …

UN votes against North Korea on human rights

A United Nations General Assembly committee Tuesday voted in favor of a draft resolution referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity as well as "targeted sanctions" for rampant human rights abuses.<p>The 111-19 vote, with 55 abstentions, is merely a …

The Beauty Secrets of a World-Famous Principal Ballerina

Diana Vishneva reveals her routine.<p>Diana Vishneva is Russian principal dancer with both the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. Though she's 38, you wouldn't guess it by looking at her — she's clearly located the fountain of youth. Vishneva is also the new face of Kèrastase's latest …

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People With Dry Skin Make

The season of dry skin is upon us and many people, no matter their skin type, will be experiencing the harsh and visible side effects of arid, cold …

Skin Care

3 Dynamic Warmup Exercises You Should Do Before Every Workout

These quick moves will help you loosen up and get ready to lift<p>When you only have 20 minutes to squeeze a workout into a busy day, spending time on your warmup doesn’t always feel worth it.<p>But consider how much sitting you do during the day: Sitting in your car. At your desk. On your couch. All …