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Study predicts Antarctic ice melting will endure

The melting of ice in the Antarctic is considered a top threat to global sea level rise, and scientists said Thursday the trend could continue for decades or even centuries to come.

Study predicts Antarctic ice melting will endure
First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found: researchers
First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found: researchers

A Malaysian university unveiled on Wednesday what researchers called the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country -- the tooth of a fish-eating predator estimated to be at least 75 million years old.

First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found: researchers
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China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study

China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050 by fully implementing a set of neglected anti-smoking policies it had already agreed to.

China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study
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Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer

Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.

Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer
Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study
Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study

Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-depressants.

Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study
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Not just baby talk: chatting spurs brain development

Baby talk is more than just bonding: chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets the stage for lifelong learning.

Not just baby talk: chatting spurs brain development
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China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': officials

China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, officials said Thursday, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering a malfunction last month.

China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life': officials
New twists for love in age of big data
New twists for love in age of big data

It is the ultimate test for big data -- finding the secret algorithm of love.

New twists for love in age of big data
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Mass extinction happened fast: study

Something wiped out nearly all life on Earth more than 250 million years ago, and whatever unleashed this mass die-off acted much faster than previously thought.

Mass extinction happened fast: study
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Earliest human footprints outside Africa found in Britain: scientists

Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa.

Earliest human footprints outside Africa found in Britain: scientists
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Japan sensor will let diaper say baby needs changing

A disposable organic sensor that can be embedded in a diaper and wirelessly let a carer know it needs changing was unveiled by Japanese researchers.

Japan sensor will let diaper say baby needs changing
Genome tests help tailored treatment for breast cancer
Genome tests help tailored treatment for breast cancer

French doctors said on Friday they had used gene testing to help women with advanced breast cancer get access to clinical trials that may offer a better chance of treating their disease.

Genome tests help tailored treatment for breast cancer
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US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products

US federal regulators said Friday they were investigating products containing testosterone after recent studies suggested a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks in men being treated with the hormone.

US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products
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Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth in mice: study

People who smoke or have lung cancer should think twice about taking vitamin supplements, according to a Swedish study Wednesday that showed certain antioxidants may make tumors grow faster.

Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth in mice: study
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New cancer research center in Astana: Cancer early detection

A new cancer center in Astana will provide diagnose of cancer at early stages.

New cancer research center in Astana: Cancer early detection
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Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study

Women are often in the dark when it comes to basic facts about sex, fertility, pregnancy and their own reproductive health, according to a US study Monday.

Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study
Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists
Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists

A strange rock that looks like a jelly doughnut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are closer to figuring out how it got there.

Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock intrigues scientists
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No health shield from vitamin D pills: study

Vitamin D supplements have no significant effect on preventing heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures.

No health shield from vitamin D pills: study
Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks: study
Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks: study

Texting while walking impairs a person's ability to follow a straight line and keep a normal pace, and may pose risks to pedestrians according to a study out.

Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks: study
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Facebook could fade out like a disease: researchers

Facebook is like an infectious disease, experiencing a spike before its decline, according to US researchers who claim the social network will lose 80 percent of users by 2017.

Facebook could fade out like a disease: researchers