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5 Strange Hangover Cures That Really Work

The <i>Perfect Hangover Cure</i> is the sort of thing that people argue over with zeal usually reserved for politics and religion. Probably because a bad hangover feels just as much like a matter of life and death.<p>But it's not only people that can't agree on what works and what doesn't—entire cultures have …

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Scientists may have worked out how to defeat antibiotic-resistant superbugs

It's been known for a while that bacteria are rapidly becoming immune to the current range of antibiotics humanity has available. That's why it's harder to get hold of pills now than it was a few years ago, simply because if we don't learn to get by without them, we'll probably all die of some …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Ferocious Bug That Sucks Prey Dry and Wears Their Corpses

If one thing is true about human beings, from the Mayans to the Chinese to the Celts, it’s that we just can’t help decapitating our enemies and …

Your say: What should we do about continuing asbestos exposure in Canada?

No safe use: The Canadian asbestos epidemic that Ottawa is ignoring<p><i>Canada's embrace of the "miracle mineral" has seeded an epidemic of cancers. Yet many Canadians are still exposed to asbestos every day. Don't look to Ottawa for help — it's still defending an industry that, like its victims, is</i> …

Cosmic Impacts May Help Create Suitable Habitat for Life

Crystalline rock that is altered or “shocked” by cosmic impacts can develop pores that can shelter microbial life. Credit: Casey Bryce<p>Cosmic impacts …

Fish-eating spiders are crawling all over the world, scientists find

Spiders that prey on fish by injecting them with lethal doses of venom are far more widespread than previously known, according to a study.<p>A research paper published in Plos One this week into fish attacks by spiders found eight out of 109 families of spiders around the world have the ability to …

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Achilles' heel to lower defenses of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found

The discovery of antibiotics is one of the most important breakthroughs of the 20th century. But their effectiveness and low cost has led to their …