Sequester-related budget cuts are taking root and among those hit the hardest are those battling cancer.
The cost of treating individuals living with dementia may be as much as $109 billion, according to a study released in the New England Journal of Medicine. What's more, with nearly 70 percent of patients on Medicare, tax payers are sharing much of the load.
A wildlife surveillance camera on the outskirts of Boulder, Colo. has recorded the area's first sighting of a North American river otter in about 100 years, according to local media reports.
Scientists have discovered a way to switch cocaine addiction off and on in rats' brains with a laser, a treatment the researchers believe could be used in humans using transcranial magnetic stimulation.
NASA's new motto goes something like this: Without funding, anything is possible. Or maybe just the classic: Recycle, recycle, recycle. Either way, the agency is looking at turning the upper-stage propellant tank of the mega-rocket Space Launch System (SLS) into a permanently manned outpost in space.
Thanks to a breakthrough discovery from a team of bioengineers at Virginia Tech, producing low-cost hydrogen biofuel may become a commercial reality. According to the researchers, led by Y.H. Percival Zhang, this new method of hydrogen production can use any type of biomass to extract simple sugars that can be converted to hydrogen without dependence on heavy metals and with nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists conducting controversial research on different strains of the bird flu are pointing to cases of a newly-emerged mutation in China as justification for their work.
A new species of leafcutter bee is as particular about its pollen as Noam Chomsky is about his sandwiches. But the bee was named after the famed linguist because the man who discovered it is a fan of Chomsky's work.
Energy company BP is folding part of its hand in sustainable energy in the U.S. after declaring that it will sell its entire stake of U.S. wind farm operations, according to media reports.
A pair of Florida radio hosts got into some hot water over an out-of-hand April Fools' joke Monday, causing a public panic by telling listeners that turning on their faucets would release "dihydrogen monoxide."
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, announced new legislation Wednesday aimed at mitigating prescription drug abuse, especially pain killers.
A "windmill" with no moving parts has been developed by a design team in the Netherlands, who say the new design would be ideal for urban environments.
The World Health Organization has officially passed off an a strategy that, should it succeed, would result in the complete eradication of polio by 2018. The real hurdle now isn't polio - it's funding.
A new cancer treatment has successfully put cancer into remission in laboratory mice with none of the side effects that traditional chemotherapy or radiation therapy.