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Alarming tendencies and suicidal behaviour among Kazakhstani teens: UNICEF Youth Health Development

A committee on social and cultural development discussed results of their suicide survey among teenagers in Kazakhstan.

Alarming tendencies and suicidal behaviour among Kazakhstani teens: UNICEF Youth Health Development
American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study
American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study

The average American's waistline has expanded over the past decade, adding about one inch (2.5 centimeters) of belly fat.

American waistlines get bigger and bigger: study
Dr. Zhumabay Bakenov of the School of Engineering at NU. Photo © Altynay Zhumzhumina
Powerful batteries for renewable energy being developed at Nazarbayev University

The School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University is developing powerful batteries for renewable energy.

Powerful batteries for renewable energy being developed at Nazarbayev University
Cambridge University Professor James Jackson. Photo courtesy of radiotochka.kz
Devastating earthquake in Kazakhstan both distant and imminent: Cambridge Professor

Almaty city in southern Kazakhstan should study active seismic faults to be better prepared for a new devastating earthquake that is "more likely to happen than not".

Devastating earthquake in Kazakhstan both distant and imminent: Cambridge Professor
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Pilots, cabin crew 'twice as likely to get skin cancer'

Airline pilots and cabin crew are twice as likely to suffer from skin cancer because of regular exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Pilots, cabin crew 'twice as likely to get skin cancer'
Damel Mektepbayeva. Screenshot from the team's project video
Kazakhstani invents device to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases

Damel Mektepbayeva, junior researcher at Nazarbayev University, has developed a device that rapidly diagnoses sexually transmitted diseases.

Kazakhstani invents device to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases
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Economic growth kills minority languages: study

Economic prosperity is the worst enemy of minority languages.

Economic growth kills minority languages: study
Dr. Zhumabay Bakenov. Photo courtesy of batterykazakhstan.com
Kazakh researcher develops super large-capacity battery

Dr Zhumabay Bakenov, a professor at Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev University, has developed a lithium-sulfur battery with 10-fold regular capacity.

Kazakh researcher develops super large-capacity battery
Opening of Technoparl. Photo courtesy of Press Service of Nazarbayev University.
Nazarbayev University unveils technological park

Kazakhstan's Minister of Education and Science Aslan Sarinzhipov has unveiled the Technological Park (Technopark) in Nazarbayev University.

Nazarbayev University unveils technological park
Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year
Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year

Air pollution, smoking, obesity and accidents, kill at least 4.7 million Chinese a year and cost the country tens of billions of dollars.

Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7m Chinese a year
Worms, flies and humans: how we are related
Worms, flies and humans: how we are related

Biologists said the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms was similar in many ways, a discovery that could help basic research.

Worms, flies and humans: how we are related
Wolves yawn contagiously, too, study finds
Wolves yawn contagiously, too, study finds

Contagious yawning is a behavior shared by chimpanzees, baboons, dogs and humans, and researchers said Wednesday that wolves can do it too.

Wolves yawn contagiously, too, study finds
Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: report
Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: report

Researchers in Japan have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer", amid claims evidence was faked.

Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: report
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ADHD study flags pre-natal use of antidepressants

Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop the mental disorder called ADHD.

ADHD study flags pre-natal use of antidepressants
Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'

Facebook awarded a Internet Defense Prize to a pair of researchers with a viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.

Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
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Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study

Being overweight boosts the risk of 10 common cancers, said a study of UK adults that prompted a call for tougher anti-obesity measures.

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study
Older people should get high dose flu shot: study
Older people should get high dose flu shot: study

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise.

Older people should get high dose flu shot: study
Dolphins squeal with delight: study
Dolphins squeal with delight: study

Dolphins often squeal when they get a fish treat, sounding much like happy children.

Dolphins squeal with delight: study
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When it comes to exercise, how much is too much?

Running more than four miles a day could be dangerous to your health, according to a study out that examined how much exercise is too much.

When it comes to exercise, how much is too much?
New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk
New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk

A newly discovered gene mutation raises a woman's risk of breast cancer and may be considered the third such inherited gene

New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk