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Taking free sample drugs might cost you more in the end
April 18, 2014
"Physicians may not be aware of the cost difference between brand-name and generic drugs," said one of the study's authors.
 
Americans weary of futuristic technology, poll finds
April 18, 2014
When asked what they would want to be able to do using technology, time travel was popular with nine percent of the respondents.
 
Check it out: Mars rover snaps super clean selfie
April 18, 2014
As the Martian days are now lengthening in Opportunity's current location, scientists are sending the rover towards Cape Tribulation, where it will study rock formations.
 
Chimpanzees favor firm and stable beds, study finds
April 18, 2014
Out of 1,844 nests sampled, chimpanzees selected Ugandan Ironwood for 73.6 percent of the nests, although it represented only 9.6 percent of all trees in the sample area.
 
Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes, researchers say
April 18, 2014
Scientists examined the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala in the brains of casual marijuana users and non-users.
 
Centipede eats its way out of deadly snake [PHOTO]
April 18, 2014
Scientists are astonished to find a viper eaten alive from the inside out by his prey, a centipede.
 
Current methods for discovering endangered species may lead to more extinctions: Study
April 17, 2014
A British-U.S. study urges scientists to refrain from capturing wild animals for study. Doing so, the study warns, can make endangered species even more endangered.
 
Scientists discover first example of 'female penis'
April 17, 2014
Scientists say it is a first: A female insect has spiky penis to hold down male when mating.
 
New proposal may pave way for next generation of plastic computers
April 17, 2014
Researchers achieved information transfer and conversion between a magnet and an organic light-emitting diode at room temperature and without electrical current flow between the magnet and the organic device.
 
Distinctive red hue of Gum 41 nebula captured in amazing image
April 17, 2014
Gum 41 is one small part of a larger structure called the Lambda Centauri Nebula, also called the Running Chicken Nebula.
 
Mysterious embryo fossils emerge in southern China
April 17, 2014
A Cambrian embryo fossil exposed by acid etching on rock. The polygonal pattern suggests that the embryo was in the multicellular stage of evolution.
 
Situation is dire, world must act now to combat climate change, IPCC report says
April 17, 2014
A new IPCC report stresses the need for changes.
 
The 'Model T of sharks' sheds new light on shark evolution
April 17, 2014
Shark evolution is examined.
 
Former site of Apollo 11 launch signed over to SpaceX
April 17, 2014
NASA to continue deep-space missions on parallel launchpad.