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Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing

Researchers were able to reliably teleport information between quantum bits.<p><b>It might seem like something straight from the Star Trek universe, but two new research experiments—one involving a photon and the other involving a super-conducting circuit—have successfully demonstrated the teleportation</b> …

What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?

<b>What creates mysterious circles on the seafloor? No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually pufferfish hoping to snag a mate, a new study says.</b><p>Divers first noticed the 6.5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) circular structures near Japan‘s Amami-Oshima Island about 20 years ago. But no one knew how these …

Kepler Spacecraft Disabled; "Exciting Discoveries" Still to Come

NASA officials announce that the Kepler spacecraft is damaged beyond repair.<p><b>The Kepler spacecraft, which has revolutionized our understanding of the vast number of exoplanets beyond our solar system, has been damaged beyond repair, NASA officials said today.</b><p>The space agency reported the end of the …

Hundreds of Panther Sightings Reported in Florida

Changing Planet<p>Hundreds of sightings of panthers roaming wild in Florida have been reported by the public to the state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website launched a year ago, the agency said in a news statement.<p>As of August 2013, the public had submitted 790 sightings to …

Egypt Pictures: Scenes From an Urban Battleground

Explorers Share Tales of Epic Fails

As we reflect on 125 years of science and exploration, National Geographic has brought you countless stories of epic adventure and discovery. However, sometimes the stories of epic failure can be just as gripping, if not entertaining. The September issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine highlights …

Fossil Reveals Long-Lived Mammal Group's Secret

New Jurassic find in China provides fresh evidence of early mammal evolution.<p><b>The discovery of a 160-million-year-old fossil of a rodent-like creature is helping shed light on how one of the most evolutionarily successful mammalian groups to ever live gained dominance.</b><p>Dubbed <i>Rugosodon eurasiaticus</i>, …

Plants “Hear” Herbivores Coming—and Prepare

<b>At the first whiff of a mountain lion, a mouse might scamper away, a rabbit might freeze, and a stray dog might prepare for a fight. These instinctive responses, so crucial to survival, are surprisingly common: New research shows that even plants can benefit from “eavesdropping” on chemical cues</b> …

Watch: Blue Jays beat Red Sox 2-1

There's really no way to logically explain Munenori Kawasaki's positive impact on the Toronto Blue Jays won/loss record.<p>When Kawasaki has appeared in a game, the Jays have 39 victories and 33 losses, for a .542 winning percentage.<p>Without him, the Jays were 17-32 (.347) heading into Friday's game in …

Adam Gemili smashes 200m PB as Perri Shakes-Drayton flies home

Perri Shakes-Drayton has flown back to the UK to get the left knee she injured during Thursday's 400m hurdles final fully assessed. The news is a painful blow not only to Shakes-Drayton but for the chances of Britain's women of winning gold in the 4x400m relay.<p>That said, the 4x400m relay team of …

Michael Vick upstages Nick Foles in Eagles' win

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick might have staked his claim to the Eagles' starting quarterback job after a near-flawless performance.<p>But you won't hear him say it, and you won't hear Eagles coach Chip Kelly say it, either.<p>Vick was 9-for-10 for 105 yards Thursday in the Eagles' 14-9 win over the …