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Kazakhstan's graduates at the prom and graduation ceremony at Atlantic Flight Training Academy in ireland. ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Air Astana to focus on Kazakh pilots

Kazakhstan’s national airline Air Astana plans to increase the number of Kazakh pilots in the company.

Air Astana to focus on Kazakh pilots
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When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
Gene study shows evolutionary tale of Darwin's finches
Gene study shows evolutionary tale of Darwin's finches

Gene sequencing of Galapagos Island finches first studied by Charles Darwin have found the birds have a traceable evolutionary history going back two million years.

Gene study shows evolutionary tale of Darwin's finches
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome

A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, giving him a need to exert "extreme control".

Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome
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Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis: study

US researchers have found a way to turn a common smartphone into a quick and easy device to conduct field tests for HIV and syphilis.

Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis: study
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Snakes 70 million years older than thought: study

A new look at four fossils has revealed that snakes' earliest known ancestor lived as many as 70 million years earlier than thought.

Snakes 70 million years older than thought: study
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Working too hard can drive you to booze: study

It's true: working too hard can drive you to drink, said researchers who warned of the health risks of such dual excess.

Working too hard can drive you to booze: study
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Facebook 'likes' reveal your true personality

A computer program that analyzes your Facebook "likes" may be a better judge of your personality than your closest friends and family.

Facebook 'likes' reveal your true personality
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Birth control shot may boost HIV risk: study

Women who use a specific type of injectable birth control have a slightly higher risk of HIV infection than those who take the pill.

Birth control shot may boost HIV risk: study
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS said they had found important clues about how HIV manages to skirt detection after being suppressed by drugs.

New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
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'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping: US study

Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night.

'Small screens' prevent kids from sleeping: US study
©REUTERS
Not all obese people prone to poor health: study

US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health.

Not all obese people prone to poor health: study
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Top Japan lab dismisses ground-breaking stem cell study

Japan's top research institute hammered the final nail in the coffin of what was once billed as a ground-breaking stem cell study.

Top Japan lab dismisses ground-breaking stem cell study
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Genes linked to developmental disorders

British scientists said they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children that can cause heart defects, seizures and intellectual disability.

Genes linked to developmental disorders
Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study
Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study

Birds appear to be able to sense a coming storm and fly away before it hits, according to research out on golden-winged warblers in the United States.

Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study
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Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study

Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health.

Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said.

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers
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DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back

DNA molecules attached to the outside of a rocket may be able survive a trip to suborbital space and back into the Earth's atmosphere at extremely high temperatures.

DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back
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Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total.

Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year
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Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: study

Experts said regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful.

Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: study