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Only 1 in 5 South African executives are black: study

South Africa's workplaces are still heavily racially skewed 20 years after the fall of apartheid, with only one fifth of top executive positions held by blacks, said a report published Wednesday.

Only 1 in 5 South African executives are black: study
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'Chicken from hell' sheds new light on bird-like dino

Nicknamed the "chicken from hell," a newly identified species of feathered dinosaur as tall as a human roamed North America at least 66 million years ago.

'Chicken from hell' sheds new light on bird-like dino
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Women half as likely as men to study science: survey

Women are being put off careers in science by stereotypes and are less than half as likely as men to apply for degrees in the field.

Women half as likely as men to study science: survey
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
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Future warming imperils Statue of Liberty: study

The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.

Future warming imperils Statue of Liberty: study
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High-calorie diet may slow Lou Gehrig's disease

A diet rich in calories and carbohydrates may slow progression of the lethal, degenerative Lou Gehrig's disease.

High-calorie diet may slow Lou Gehrig's disease
General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt. ©Reuters/Mike Theiler
GE to hike pro-environment energy research by $10 bn

US industrial conglomerate General Electric said Monday it would boost spending on environmentally friendly energy research by $10 billion by 2020, including on fracking technologies and wind turbines.

GE to hike pro-environment energy research by $10 bn
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Japan public sceptical on death penalty: study

Japan's public is less enthusiastic about capital punishment than government research shows, a new study has claimed, amid an acceleration in the rate of executions under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan public sceptical on death penalty: study
Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women
Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women

Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem.

Study merges worldwide data on sex assaults on women
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Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk

Eating yoghurt and low-fat cheese can cut the risk of developing diabetes by around a quarter compared with consuming none.

Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk
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Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study

Women are often in the dark when it comes to basic facts about sex, fertility, pregnancy and their own reproductive health, according to a US study Monday.

Sex, pregnancy poorly understood by women: US study
US kids read little on e-readers, tablets: study
US kids read little on e-readers, tablets: study

Two-thirds of young children in the United States now have access to an e-reader or tablet, but only half of them actually use the device to read.

US kids read little on e-readers, tablets: study
Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks: study
Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks: study

Texting while walking impairs a person's ability to follow a straight line and keep a normal pace, and may pose risks to pedestrians according to a study out.

Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks: study
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For sharks, old age may be 70 or more: study

Great white sharks may live until their 70s, more than three times as long as previously thought, according to a new analysis of the marine predator's backbones out Wednesday.

For sharks, old age may be 70 or more: study
Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes
Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes

Bulging in land that occurs before a volcano erupts points to how much ash will be spewed into the sky, providing a useful early warning for aviation.

Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes
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Facebook dominates in US rush to social networking

The surge into social networks is gaining pace among Americans, with Facebook dominating but with many people using multiple platforms, a study showed Monday.

Facebook dominates in US rush to social networking
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Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic - study

"A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I'll do the shaking myself."

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic - study
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Men and women's brains are wired differently: study

Women aren't very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multi-tasking.

Men and women's brains are wired differently: study
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Mice research brings male contraceptive pill closer

A contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer after Australian researchers successfully made male mice infertile.

Mice research brings male contraceptive pill closer
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Bolashak scholarship - opportunity for children of unemployed or retired

Bolashak scholarship gave an opportunity to children of unemployed and retired Kazakhstan nationals to study abroad.

Bolashak scholarship - opportunity for children of unemployed or retired