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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Top Stories: Marijuana Memory Loss, Lingering Lice, and Synesthesia
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Marijuana helps alleviate pain and nausea, but it can also cause memory loss and a decreased attention span. Now, scientists have found that over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen can actually curb these side effects. Researchers hope the results will broaden the use of medical marijuana and help those who want to reap the drug’s benefits without getting stoned.
The European Parliament has formally approved Horizon 2020, the European Union's funding program for research and innovation for 2014 through 2020. This leaves just one formal step to go before the program's actual rollout.
A new study has found a link between autism and synesthesia, a condition when one sense triggers another (like seeing sounds in color). The overlap should help us understand autism better and helps explain why people with autism seem to experience a more extreme version of the world than the rest of us.
Here’s some lousy news: Lice eggs can take 2 weeks to hatch in human hair, making standard 7-day delousing treatments ineffective in some cases. New research shows that if conditions are right, lice eggs can sit dormant during treatment, only to pop later and reinfest the scalp.
Everybody relax: DIY biologists aren't trying to take over the world and kill us all. A new survey finds that at-home biology hobbyists are instead improving public engagement with science, creating useful products, and even contributing to scientific research. Still, some argue that a regulatory framework is necessary for the community.