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Most scientific paper retractions due to misconduct: study

When a biomedical study is retracted, most of the time it is because of misconduct rather than error, a report published Monday said.

Most scientific paper retractions due to misconduct: study
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Great Barrier Reef coral halved in 27 years: study

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years due to storms, poisonous starfish and bleaching linked to climate change.

Great Barrier Reef coral halved in 27 years: study
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Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study

Female Republican politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published Thursday based on facial features of US women lawmakers.

Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study
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Global sales of 'smart devices' surging: study

Global sales of so-called smart connected devices -- computers, smartphones and tablets -- rose sharply in the past quarter, driven by smartphones and tablets.

Global sales of 'smart devices' surging: study
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World water crisis must be top UN priority: report

A rapidly worsening water shortage threatens to destabilize the planet and should be a top priority for the UN Security Council and world leaders.

World water crisis must be top UN priority: report
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Study says wind could power the whole world

There's enough wind to power the world many times over, according to a study out Monday, but it would take a massive infrastructure investment to harness it that analysts say is not realistic.

Study says wind could power the whole world
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Heart attacks: longer resuscitation boosts survival chances

Adding a few minutes to attempts to resuscitate patients who suffer a heart attack in hospital can significantly boost their chances of survival.

Heart attacks: longer resuscitation boosts survival chances
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Deaths from landslides up to 10 times worse than thought

The death toll from landslides is 10 times higher than generally estimated, with most fatalities occurring in South Asia, China and Latin America.

Deaths from landslides up to 10 times worse than thought
Long-haul travel boosts illness risk for athletes -- study
Long-haul travel boosts illness risk for athletes -- study

The questions arising from a new probe which says elite athletes who have to travel very long distances are nearly three times likelier to fall ill than when they play at home.

Long-haul travel boosts illness risk for athletes -- study
Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog
Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog

A university study that claimed fracking for gas deep beneath the Earth's surface did not cause water contamination was led by a US professor with financial ties to the gas industry.

Author of US fracking study had gas industry ties: watchdog
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Small breakthroughs offer big hope of AIDS 'cure'

Small but significant breakthrough studies on people who have been able to overcome or control HIV were presented Thursday at a major world conference on ways to stem the three-decade-old disease.

Small breakthroughs offer big hope of AIDS 'cure'
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Sunbed tanning kills 800 in Europe every year: study

Sunbed users run a 20 percent higher risk than non-users of developing skin cancer, according to a report that blamed some 800 melanoma deaths in Europe every year on indoor tanning.

Sunbed tanning kills 800 in Europe every year: study
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Time to overhaul AIDS strategies for gays - study

Three decades of safe-sex messages to gays have failed to stem the spread of HIV among a population at greater risk of the AIDS virus than heterosexuals, experts warned in The Lancet on Friday.

Time to overhaul AIDS strategies for gays - study
Massive police state controls N.Korea: study
Massive police state controls N.Korea: study

North Korea's notoriously harsh secret police consists of vast and sometimes competing agencies that will pose a major challenge to any potential attempts at reform.

Massive police state controls N.Korea: study
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Fat studies conference challenges supersize stereotypes

Cat Pause proudly describes herself as "fat", can live with euphemisms like "curvy", "chunky" or "chubby", but baulks at what she believes are value-laden labels such as "overweight" or "obese".

Fat studies conference challenges supersize stereotypes
U.S. counted Kazakh students in its Universities
U.S. counted Kazakh students in its Universities

Kazakhstan is the leader among Central Asian countries by the number of its students who study in the U.S.

U.S. counted Kazakh students in its Universities
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Kazakhstan is regional leader by difference in life expectancy between men and women

Kazakhstan is the leader by difference in life expectancy of men and women. This difference is over 10 years: the study.

Kazakhstan is regional leader by difference in life expectancy between men and women