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Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study

Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract.

Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study
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Canada says China hacked science agency computers

Canada accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

Canada says China hacked science agency computers
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Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: study

Paracetamol, the first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said

Paracetamol no better than placebo in low-back pain: study
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Kazakhstan steps up space research

The Tian Shan Astronomical Observatory in the mountains near Almaty, Kazakhstan has completed modernising its two telescopes.

Kazakhstan steps up space research
In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase
In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase

A few months ago, Argentine scientists found the remains of a giant dinosaur. Now they look forward to digging up hundreds more fossils, but what they really want is the big one's head.

In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase
Skeletons found in El Salvador shed light on pre-Hispanic life
Skeletons found in El Salvador shed light on pre-Hispanic life

Japanese and Salvadoran archaeologists said they have found three human skeletons in El Salvador from more than 1,600 years ago that could shed new light on early human settlements in the region.

Skeletons found in El Salvador shed light on pre-Hispanic life
Cousteau grandson resurfaces after 31 days under water
Cousteau grandson resurfaces after 31 days under water

Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of legendary French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, emerged from the deep Wednesday after 31 days in an undersea lab off the Florida Keys.

Cousteau grandson resurfaces after 31 days under water
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Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study

Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.

Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study
Chile hilltop razed for world's largest telescope
Chile hilltop razed for world's largest telescope

Construction on the world's largest optical telescope began with a bang, as workers demolished a hilltop in Chile's Atacama desert.

Chile hilltop razed for world's largest telescope
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'Super' banana to face first human trial

A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels, Australian researchers said.

'Super' banana to face first human trial
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Rescuers hope to extract German cave explorer this week

Rescuers said Tuesday they aim to extract a researcher trapped with a serious injury in Germany's deepest and longest cave by the end of the week.

Rescuers hope to extract German cave explorer this week
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'Extinct' bat found in Papua New Guinea

A big-eared bat which was thought to be extinct has been found in a forest in Papua New Guinea, highlighting the unique biodiversity of the developing nation, researchers said.

'Extinct' bat found in Papua New Guinea
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Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration
Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters
Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters

A microscopic marine creature believed to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well in New Zealand waters, researchers said.

Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters
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New Zealand's iconic kiwi no Australian immigrant

New Zealand's iconic kiwi is most closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar rather than the Australian emu as previously thought, researchers said Thursday.

New Zealand's iconic kiwi no Australian immigrant
Dr. Yasuhiko Tabata of the Kyoto University (L) and Dr. Shigeo Katsu,  President of Nazarbayev University (R).
Japanese methods of tissue regeneration in Kazakhstan

Japanese scientist presented a research on tissues and bones repair in Astana.

Japanese methods of tissue regeneration in Kazakhstan
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Better care can save 3-m babies, mothers per year

The lives of three million women and babies can be saved every year by 2025 for an annual investment of about a dollar per head in better maternity care, researchers said.

Better care can save 3-m babies, mothers per year
Mexico to extract 12,000-year-old teen skeleton
Mexico to extract 12,000-year-old teen skeleton

Mexican researchers plan to extract the more than 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl whose discovery in an underwater cave has given new clues about the origins of the first Native Americans.

Mexico to extract 12,000-year-old teen skeleton
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Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.

Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina
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Academic take on baraholka issue in Almaty: American's first-hand experience

Dena Sholk, a graduate student in the School of Foreign Service from Georgetown University came to Almaty to research the role of baraholkas (markets) in Kazakhstan’s economy as a part of her dissertation fieldwork.

Academic take on baraholka issue in Almaty: American's first-hand experience