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After Higgs breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest
After Higgs breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest

A year ago, the world's largest particle collider made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science, identifying what is believed to be the Higgs Boson -- the long-sought maker of mass.

After Higgs breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest
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Namibia forced to roll back free condom programme

Reduced donor funding has forced the Namibian government to shrink the supply of free condoms.

Namibia forced to roll back free condom programme
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Scientists delve into the evolution of monogamy

Scientists are coming closer to understanding the evolutionary reason behind monogamy, with two new studies out Monday exploring different advantages of the practice that pairs mates for the long haul.

Scientists delve into the evolution of monogamy
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Some blood pressure drugs found to slow dementia

A class of drugs designed to lower blood pressure also slightly brakes the progression of dementia among the elderly and may even boost brain power marginally.

Some blood pressure drugs found to slow dementia
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Studies show menthol cigs harder to quit: US

US regulators on Tuesday released a review of scientific data that shows menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular kinds, and asked for public input on a possible ban.

Studies show menthol cigs harder to quit: US
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Elderly with diabetes 50% likelier to have disability

Older adults with diabetes are between 50 and 80 percent likelier to have a disability compared to people without the disease.

Elderly with diabetes 50% likelier to have disability
New study ignites debate over Indonesia's mud volcano
New study ignites debate over Indonesia's mud volcano

Scientists on Sunday sparked a fresh debate over what triggered Indonesia's Lusi mud volcano, still spewing truckloads of slime more than seven years after it leapt catastrophically into life.

New study ignites debate over Indonesia's mud volcano
Most people in Kazakhstan want three kids: poll
Most people in Kazakhstan want three kids: poll

A survey by Headhunter shows that 64% of childless respondents are planing to have three or more kids.

Most people in Kazakhstan want three kids: poll
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Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment

Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy..

Stem cell advance boosts prospects for retina treatment
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Plant-eating dinos regrew teeth every 1-2 months: study

Long-necked plant-grazing dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 150 million years ago evolved a nifty way of fixing broken teeth.

Plant-eating dinos regrew teeth every 1-2 months: study
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Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study

Removing mangroves, marshes, reefs, forests, dunes and other natural defences doubles the risk for life and property from coastal floods.

Habitat loss doubles coastal flood impact - study
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DNA flaw boosts cancer risk from diabetes: study

A DNA flaw may explain why people with Type 2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population.

DNA flaw boosts cancer risk from diabetes: study
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More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link

US scientists said they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids.

More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link
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Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies

Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum.

Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies
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New gene sequencing yields healthy baby

Scientists said Monday they had used a new-generation gene sequencing technique to select a viable embryo for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) that yielded a healthy baby boy.

New gene sequencing yields healthy baby
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'Cousin marriage' doubles gene risk for babies: study

First cousins who marry run twice the risk of having a child with genetic abnormalities, according to the findings of a study in the English city of Bradford, published Friday in The Lancet.

'Cousin marriage' doubles gene risk for babies: study
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Lithium greatly reduces suicide risk: study

The mood-stabilising drug lithium reduces suicide risk by more than 60 percent among people with depression.

Lithium greatly reduces suicide risk: study
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Gene clues show which children will grow out of asthma

A gene scorecard may one day help predict which youngsters are likely to grow out of childhood asthma and which will have the disease in adulthood.

Gene clues show which children will grow out of asthma
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Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour.

Tableware colour influences food flavour, study
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Breast is best for getting ahead: study

People breastfed as infants have a 24 percent better chance than their formula-fed counterparts of climbing the social ladder.

Breast is best for getting ahead: study