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New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS said they had found important clues about how HIV manages to skirt detection after being suppressed by drugs.

New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
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'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping: US study

Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night.

'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping: US study
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Not all obese people prone to poor health: study

US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health.

Not all obese people prone to poor health: study
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Top Japan lab dismisses ground-breaking stem cell study

Japan's top research institute hammered the final nail in the coffin of what was once billed as a ground-breaking stem cell study.

Top Japan lab dismisses ground-breaking stem cell study
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Dutch scientists use smell to recreate JFK, Diana and other famous deaths

Dutch scientists are recreating the deaths of some of the world's most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds.

Dutch scientists use smell to recreate JFK, Diana and other famous deaths
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Genes linked to developmental disorders

British scientists said they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children that can cause heart defects, seizures and intellectual disability.

Genes linked to developmental disorders
Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study
Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study

Birds appear to be able to sense a coming storm and fly away before it hits, according to research out on golden-winged warblers in the United States.

Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study
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Almaty students develop robot to find radiation source in mines

Students from Almaty have assembled a robot that can identify sources of radiation and harmful gases.

Almaty students develop robot to find radiation source in mines
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Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study

Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health.

Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said.

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
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Atyrau student wins silver in Brazil research competition

A student from Kazakhstan has been awarded a silver medal in Brazil for his study of Mercedes-Benz trademark.

Atyrau student wins silver in Brazil research competition
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Google going where no search engine has gone before: Amit Singhal

Google search guru Amit Singhal believes the search-engine of the future will be "a perfect personal assistant" -- knowing what you want, when you want it.

Google going where no search engine has gone before: Amit Singhal
Italian physicist Gianotti first woman to lead Cern
Italian physicist Gianotti first woman to lead Cern

Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti was chosen to lead the Cern particle physics research centre, the first woman to head up the globally renowned laboratory.

Italian physicist Gianotti first woman to lead Cern
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What makes a criminal? Gene trawl raises questions

Is a violent criminal born that way, or shaped by childhood experiences and circumstances?

What makes a criminal? Gene trawl raises questions
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Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study

A new Australian study has added scholarly credibility to the adage, finding that US musicians die up to 25 years earlier than the general population.

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study
Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists
Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline.

Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists
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'Sexting' still prevalent among US teens: researchers

"Sexting," or sending sexually explicit images by phone, remains prevalent among US teenagers despite the well-known risks and consequences.

'Sexting' still prevalent among US teens: researchers
Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'
Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

British-American researcher John O'Keefe won the Nobel Medicine Prize with May-Britt and Edvard Moser, for discovering an "inner GPS" that helps the brain navigate.

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'
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Facebook tightens reins on research at social network

Facebook tightened the reins on its research methods in the wake of an outcry by members who felt manipulated by a secret study into how posts affect moods.

Facebook tightens reins on research at social network
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UNICEF research denies connection between of Unified National Testing and suicide rates among Kazakhstani teens

The UNICEF research of suicide among teens in Kazakhstan refutes negative effect of the Unified National Testing.

UNICEF research denies connection between of Unified National Testing and suicide rates among Kazakhstani teens