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New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way

Astronomers have identified a new ultra-faint dwarf satellite companion of our Milky Way Galaxy.

New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua

China will launch its second space lab as the country works towards setting up its own space station, among several ambitious goals.

China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
The 'egg carton' stromatolites at the Trendall Reserve are among the oldest known structures regarded as biogenic in origin.  Photo courtesy of dmp.wa.gov.au
New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old

Life on Earth is even older than we though - fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years have been discovered.

New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old
Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study
Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study

The prevailing theory that mammals only flourished after an asteroid strike wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is doubly wrong.

Mammals thrived long before dinos died: study
Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite

Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.

Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite
Researchers at the Cloning & Genetic Engineering section of the Beijing Genomics Institute. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics

Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.

Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics
Elasmotherium sibiricum. Photo courtesy of palba.cz
Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time

A long-extinct animal known as the Siberian unicorn -- actually a long-horned rhinoceros -- may have walked the Earth 29,000 years ago.

Humans, 'unicorns' may have walked Earth at same time
Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists
Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists

hunters searching for mammoth tusks discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.

Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists
'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system: US scientists
'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system: US scientists

A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, US scientists announced.

'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system: US scientists
Equestrian monument of Alexander III in St. Petersburg. ©RIA Novosti
Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe

Russian investigators began examining the grave of Tsar Alexander III ahead of his exhumation in a probe looking to finally identify the remains of the last tsar Nicholas II and his family.

Russia readies to exhume Tsar Alexander III in Romanov probe
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Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings

In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings
Trio wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work
Trio wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work

Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the US and Aziz Sancar, a Turkish-American, won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on how cells repair damaged DNA.

Trio wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work
'Gifts' from Chinese herbal medicine
'Gifts' from Chinese herbal medicine

Derived from a herb used to treat fevers some 1,700 years ago, the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is one of many treatments plucked from the treasure chest of ancient Chinese medicine.

'Gifts' from Chinese herbal medicine
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Brain research gets $100 million boost

Research into brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and traumatic injury got a boost with a $100 million pledge from a US foundation and seven universities.

Brain research gets $100 million boost
Liquid water found on Mars: NASA
Liquid water found on Mars: NASA

Liquid water has been observed on the planet Mars which makes it far more likely that life could be found there, the US space agency NASA said.

Liquid water found on Mars: NASA
Biotech stocks fall as Clinton slams high drug prices
Biotech stocks fall as Clinton slams high drug prices

Biotech stocks took a hit after Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton pledged to take action against runaway price increases on specialty drugs.

Biotech stocks fall as Clinton slams high drug prices
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Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists in Kazakhstan are puzzled over headless remains found in ancient burials of Hun and Sarmat warriors.

Headless human remains discovered in ancient Hun burials in Kazakhstan
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Seven Kazakhstani start-up teams to travel to Sillicon Valley in October

Seven start-up projects from Kazakhstan have qualified in the final round of TECHNATION acceleration program for start-up teams from CIS, Europe and Asia.

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Seven Kazakhstani start-up teams to travel to Sillicon Valley in October
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Solar power plant developed by Nazarbayev University researchers and SunPower presented in Astana

A solar power plant SunPower Oasis C-7 has been presented in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Solar power plant developed by Nazarbayev University researchers and SunPower presented in Astana
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study
Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study

Some coral species are better at adapting to climate change than others, and they may be able to pass their hardy DNA onto the next generation.

Some corals have DNA to adapt to warmer climate: study