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Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world
Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world

Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders.

Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world
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Kazakhstan to develop science: Nazarbayev

Nazarbayev instructed the state officials to increase financing of scientific research in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to develop science: Nazarbayev
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Scientists apologise for failing to make girl a dragon

Australia's national science agency issued a rare apology to a seven-year-old girl for not being able to make her a fire-breathing dragon, blaming a lack of research into the mythical creatures.

Scientists apologise for failing to make girl a dragon
'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico
'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico

Fishermen have found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as "exceptionally rare."

'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico
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Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study

The flu vaccine is generally less effective for men than for women, scientists said in a study Monday, tracing the effect to higher levels of testosterone that curb the immune response.

Flu vaccine more effective for women than men: study
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Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland's ice

A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland's icesheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported on Sunday.

Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland's ice
Maximilien de Robespierre. Photo courtesy of emersonkent.com
French Revolution's 'monster' gets modern diagnosis

Depending on what you read, Maximilien de Robespierre was a defender of the poor and downtrodden -- "the Incorruptible" who defended the values of the French Revolution to the end.

French Revolution's 'monster' gets modern diagnosis
Shoukhrat Mitalipov
Kazakhstan-born Mitalipov among Nature's Top 10 scientists of 2013

Kazakhstan-born Shoukhrat Mitalipov is among the Top 10 scientists, who have made the most significant breakthroughs this year.

Kazakhstan-born Mitalipov among Nature's Top 10 scientists of 2013
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Science-driven economy is impossible without an effective education system: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan is going to focus on hard sciences to further enhance the country's growing economy.

Science-driven economy is impossible without an effective education system: Nazarbayev
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Chinese no longer banned from NASA astronomy meet

Six Chinese scientists who were banned from a NASA astronomy conference are now welcome to register, resolving an international row over academic discrimination.

Chinese no longer banned from NASA astronomy meet
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. ©Reuters/Robert Galbraith
NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

The US space agency Thursday vowed to reconsider the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a NASA conference on security grounds.

NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers
NASA ban on Chinese scientists 'inaccurate': lawmaker
NASA ban on Chinese scientists 'inaccurate': lawmaker

A controversial decision by NASA to bar Chinese scientists from a conference on exoplanets next month was deemed "inaccurate" Tuesday by the US congressman who wrote the law.

NASA ban on Chinese scientists 'inaccurate': lawmaker
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Nobel economist Coase dies in US at 102

Ronald Coase, the British-born US economist who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1991, died on Tuesday in Chicago, the University of Chicago announced.

Nobel economist Coase dies in US at 102
Cute new critter found in South American forests
Cute new critter found in South American forests

A lap-sized critter that looks like a mix between a raccoon and a teddy bear was unveiled Thursday as the first new carnivore in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.

Cute new critter found in South American forests
Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu
Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu

Scientists proposed developing a more potent strain of the deadly H7N9 bird flu on Wednesday to examine how mutant forms might spread among humans, a topic that has stoked global alarm in the past.

Researchers propose new experiments on mutant bird flu
First likely case of H7N9 bird flu spread by humans reported
First likely case of H7N9 bird flu spread by humans reported

Chinese scientists on Wednesday reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March.

First likely case of H7N9 bird flu spread by humans reported
US National Security Advisor Susan Rice. ©REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
USAID hails 'eureka moments' in infant, maternal health

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice called for more "eureka moments" and "unorthodox partnerships."

USAID hails 'eureka moments' in infant, maternal health
US experts reject murder theory in scientist's death
US experts reject murder theory in scientist's death

Two US pathologists on Wednesday supported Singapore police findings that an American scientist found hanged last year in the city-state committed suicide and was not murdered as his family claims.

US experts reject murder theory in scientist's death
A Nobel prize-winning scientist Peter Doherty. ©REUTERS/Melbourne University Publishing
Nobel laureate plays down flu pandemic scaremongering

A Nobel prize-winning scientist Tuesday played down "shock-horror scenarios" that a new virus strain will emerge with the potential to kill millions of people.

Nobel laureate plays down flu pandemic scaremongering
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Scientists use 3D printer to make tissue-like material

British scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes.

Scientists use 3D printer to make tissue-like material