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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
'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
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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
First Kazakhstani expedition to North Pole. Photo ©  Kazakh Geographic Society
Kazakhstani nomads reach North Pole in 6 days

Kazakhstani expedition has conquered the North Pole and placed the flag of Kazakhstan and flag of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan as symbols of visitation.

Kazakhstani nomads reach North Pole in 6 days
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Kazakh scientists suggest adding live bacteria to cattle's feed

Kazakh researchers from Almaty-based Kazakh National Technical University have developed bio pellets that facilitate growth of livestock.

Kazakh scientists suggest adding live bacteria to cattle's feed
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Kazakhstan joins global combat against infectious deseases

Kazakh scientist says that domestic specialists have the potential to develop a vaccine against deadly Ebola virus and are already working on vaccines against other types of deseases.

Kazakhstan joins global combat against infectious deseases
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
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Geneticists find 100+ DNA pointers for schizophrenia

A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said

Geneticists find 100+ DNA pointers for schizophrenia
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Every 10th work is plagiarized in Kazakhstan: Downfall of Academia?

National Center of Science and Technical Information of Kazakhstan has drawn rather a dreary picture of the country’s academia: every 10th research work is plagiarized.

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Every 10th work is plagiarized in Kazakhstan: Downfall of Academia?
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Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

Antarctic scientists warned Wednesday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent was threatening its fragile environment and called for better protection.

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica
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Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin

Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's dolphins remain and immediate action is needed to prevent their extinction.

Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin
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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
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
Japan's Hitachi unveils joking robot
Japan's Hitachi unveils joking robot

Japanese scientists unveiled a robot with a sense of humour Tuesday, and claimed it was capable of knowing when its jokes had fallen flat.

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Japan's Hitachi unveils joking robot
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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
World's oldest sperm found in Australia
World's oldest sperm found in Australia

The world's oldest and best-preserved sperm, dating back 17 million years, has been unearthed in Australia, scientists said.

World's oldest sperm found in Australia
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Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene

Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study found.

Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene
Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing
Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing

On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.

Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing
Hirotaka Osawa. Photo courtesy of fooyoh.com
Japan's digital eyes show your emotions for you

Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom.

Japan's digital eyes show your emotions for you
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Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder

Scientists in Brazil have genetically modified a goat to produce milk with an enzyme to treat a rare genetic disorder, O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.

Goat to be cloned to treat rare genetic disorder