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Governments fund research into diseases that are popular with voters. But what about rare diseases, or the ones that aren't popular, that nonetheless affect thousands of lives?
A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.
Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.
A new approach to the search for intelligent aliens looks for the heat from galaxy-spanning technology – and may have found some promising candidates
NASA's grease-fuelled hybrid aircraft seems to have been inspired by a magical movie car
In California, people with Alzheimer's will be given transfusions of young blood to see if improves their cognition – there's good reason to hope it might
Seals and sea lions may have brought a form of tuberculosis to the Americas, centuries before the Spanish did so
A study of 40 archaeological sites in Europe suggests the Neanderthals died out 40,000 years ago, much earlier than thought, and that humans played a role
The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts
More people with non-fatal conditions are travelling to assisted dying clinics in Switzerland
The long-term rise in IQ scores might be coming to a halt, but we should focus on improving social conditions rather than worrying about idiocracy
Because ants are social creatures, the fungus must wait and attack outside the colony
Bardarbunga, a subglacial stratovolcano, showing increased seismic activity; 2010 eruption caused air travel chaos
It could help point to the possibilities of life on other planets
We’re all born to adore ourselves, but not all of us grow up
Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.
A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
Structural colours are more visible and vivid than those that use pigments as many examples from the natural world demonstrate. But sometimes pure white is what is required
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
Rumours of dubious treatments are spreading on social media in West Africa, while fishy Ebola treatments are being peddled to anxious US citizens
Long exposure gives an ethereal view of fires raging across Yosemite National Park, where drought and a hot summer have created unprecedented conditions
As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock.Most farmers go to great lengths to keep insects at bay. For a growing cadre of livestock and fish producers though, bugs have never been so welcome.
Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.
Space station cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev began a planned 6-hour and 15-minute spacewalk today, launching a small Peruvian science satellite before pressing ahead with work to change out external experiments and to carry out routine maintenance.
Similar to money, humanity's ecological resources can either be increased or depleted for a certain amount of time
With a minor setback en route to Mount Sharp, scientists look for new way for rover to reach destination
Verizon's network beats its competitors nationwide, according to RootMetrics' independent network testing
The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?