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Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

Just a seventh of scientists in Japan are female, government figures show -- the lowest rate of any developed nation, despite being a record high for the country.

Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
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Unique paleontological site disappearing in Pavlodar

A unique archeological site containing remnants of rhinoceros and mastodons in Pavlodar will vanish if the city administration does not start to care about the Gusinii Perelet paleontological site.

Unique paleontological site disappearing in Pavlodar
Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. Photo courtesy of ww2db.com
Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: documentary

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to DNA analysis carried out for a British television documentary, the makers said Saturday.

Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: documentary
Igor Samusenko. Photo a KTK screenshot
One more Kalachi native falls asleep to wake up in Kokshetau

While the team or doctors and scientist is working in Kalachi village to determine what is causing the mysterious sleep syndrome, one more patient has fallen asleep.

One more Kalachi native falls asleep to wake up in Kokshetau
The 10-meter South Pole Telescope and the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) Telescope. ©Reuters/Keith Vanderlinde
Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe

Waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang have been detected for the first time, in a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born.

Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe
Dr. Rosa Abzalova. Photo a KTK screen shot
Preliminary findings: Kazakhstan's sleep syndrome not infectious

The team of Kazakhstani scientists working in Kalachi village on the mysterious sleep syndrome has published their preliminary statement.

Preliminary findings: Kazakhstan's sleep syndrome not infectious
Minister of Healthcare Salidat Kairbekova. Photo a courtesy of tengrinews.kz
Sleep syndrome: countermeasures and new patients

While the Ministry of Healthcare is taking measures concerning the sleep syndrome, there are more cases reported.

Sleep syndrome: countermeasures and new patients
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New lizard species discovered in Peru

Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru.

New lizard species discovered in Peru
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Blood test can predict Alzheimer's

Researchers in the United States say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90-percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer's disease within three years.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer's
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Scorcher summers predicted for Europe: study

Europe is headed for scorching summers with temperatures well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 deg Fahrenheit) and droughts in the south within the next 40 years, climate scientists said Friday.

Scorcher summers predicted for Europe: study
Pithovirus sibericum. Photo courtesy of smithsonianmag.com
30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn

French scientists said they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.

30,000-year-old virus from permafrost is reborn
When stars explode, it's a messy business
When stars explode, it's a messy business

When stars explode, it's a messy business. But the massive blasts are also useful, seeding the universe with such key elements as calcium, iron and titanium.

When stars explode, it's a messy business
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
Stem cells research in Kazakhstan: reality or dream?
Stem cells research in Kazakhstan: reality or dream?

Why stem cell research is crucial?

Stem cells research in Kazakhstan: reality or dream?
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Robotic termites build without a boss

US scientists showed off tiny robots Thursday that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss.

Robotic termites build without a boss
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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
Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia
Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia

Scientists were Thursday working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a "whopper" that took their breath away.

Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia
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
Sloth and moth are loth to part -- and here's why
Sloth and moth are loth to part -- and here's why

Imagine a creature so slothful that it snacks off its own fur and budges only once a week for a bowel movement.

Sloth and moth are loth to part -- and here's why