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China to send 'jade rabbit' to Moon: state media

China will launch its first ever probe to land on the moon early next month, state media said Tuesday, with the lunar rover named "Jade Rabbit" in a nod to Chinese folklore.

China to send 'jade rabbit' to Moon: state media
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Recessions linked to cognitive decline in later life

People who go through an economic recession at the peak of their working life suffer a risk of cognitive decline in later years, a study suggested on Wednesday.

Recessions linked to cognitive decline in later life
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1.6 billion people on social networks: study

An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer said Tuesday.

1.6 billion people on social networks: study
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US opens Tesla safety review, company orders changes

A US government agency said Tuesday it was investigating fires in Tesla electric vehicles, as the company ordered modifications aimed at reducing what it called a negligible risk.

US opens Tesla safety review, company orders changes
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Madonna calls for release of Greenpeace activists

Pop legend Madonna has joined a chorus of international stars in urging the release of 30 Greenpeace crewmembers jailed after a protest against energy prospecting in the Arctic.

Madonna calls for release of Greenpeace activists
NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe
NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe

What happened to the water on Mars? How did the Red Planet's atmosphere become so thin over time? NASA's MAVEN probe is scheduled to launch Monday on a mission to find out.

NASA poised to launch Mars atmosphere probe
3D printing 'will change the world'
3D printing 'will change the world'

From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.

3D printing 'will change the world'
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Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

Researchers in Taiwan on Thursday called on watchdogs to keep up their guard after a flu virus that commonly circulates among chickens was found for the first time in a human being.

Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus
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Legatum Institute sees Kazakhstan as most prosperous post-soviet country

Kazakhstan has been rated No. 47 in the 2013 prosperity index of Legatum international research institute.

Legatum Institute sees Kazakhstan as most prosperous post-soviet country
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Microsoft, Samsung and HP to establish research centers at Nazarbayev University

The global blue-chip companies are planning to establish high-tech research centers in cooperation with Nazarbayev University in Astana.

Microsoft, Samsung and HP to establish research centers at Nazarbayev University
China shows off moon rover model before space launch
China shows off moon rover model before space launch

China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space programme on Tuesday, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon's surface in an upcoming mission.

China shows off moon rover model before space launch
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Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in US girls

Girls of all races are entering puberty earlier than ever before, and US research out Monday suggests that obesity may a contributing factor, particularly in white girls.

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in US girls
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One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

A single dose -- rather than the recommended three -- of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer.

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
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Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine

US scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of HIV have made an important breakthrough after capturing the clearest image yet of a protein which allows the deadly virus to attack human immune cells, new research showed Tuesday.

Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine
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Baby's HIV 'cure not a fluke,' US researchers say

A little girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at age three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke.

Baby's HIV 'cure not a fluke,' US researchers say
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Australian scientists strike gold in gum trees

Australian researchers have found tiny particles of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.

Australian scientists strike gold in gum trees
Skull discovery suggests early man was single species
Skull discovery suggests early man was single species

A stunningly well-preserved skull from 1.8 million years ago offers new evidence that early man was a single species with a vast array of different looks.

Skull discovery suggests early man was single species
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Sleep helps brain stay fit by clearing waste

Like a janitor sweeping the halls after the lights go out, major changes occur in the brain during sleep to flush out waste and ward off disease.

Sleep helps brain stay fit by clearing waste
Space 'graveyard' reveals bits of an Earth-like planet
Space 'graveyard' reveals bits of an Earth-like planet

Astronomers have autopsied a distant, broken apart planet and revealed signs of water and a rocky surface together for the first time, delighting scientists on the hunt for alien life.

Space 'graveyard' reveals bits of an Earth-like planet
Planet found floating without star in space
Planet found floating without star in space

Astronomers said Wednesday they have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star.

Planet found floating without star in space