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Be kind to your seafood, study urges

A lobster thrown live into boiling water may suffer for many seconds, said a scientist who argued Thursday that crustaceans can likely feel pain.

Be kind to your seafood, study urges
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Science gets a grip on finger wrinkles

Getting pruney fingers from soaking in the bath is an evolutionary advantage, for it helps us get a better grip on objects under water.

Science gets a grip on finger wrinkles
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70 percent of Almaty water networks worn out

Over two thirds of 2,549km of networks require replacement in Almaty.

70 percent of Almaty water networks worn out
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Arab world to bear brunt of climate change: World Bank

Global warming will have dire consequences for the Middle East and North Africa, with even hotter and drier conditions devastating everything from agriculture to tourism.

Arab world to bear brunt of climate change: World Bank
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Australia approves plan to save vital river system

Australia approved an "historic" plan Thursday to save an ailing river system vital to the nation's food bowl by returning the equivalent of five Sydney Harbour's worth of water to the network each year.

Australia approves plan to save vital river system
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Water tensions overflow in ex-Soviet Central Asia

The ex-Soviet states of Central Asia are engaged in an increasingly bitter standoff over water resources, adding another element of instability to the volatile region neighbouring Afghanistan.

Water tensions overflow in ex-Soviet Central Asia
A  aerial view of the water treatment pools of Finland. ©REUTERS
Uranium-polluted water escapes from Finnish mine

Radioactive emissions 50 times higher than normal have been detected in waters close to a nickel and zinc mine in central Finland.

Uranium-polluted water escapes from Finnish mine
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Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia

Regional risks of degradation and destruction of uranium tailing dumps are high and many of the dumps in Kyrgyzstan are located very close to water resources.

Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia
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Nazarbayev and Karimov discuss water again

Leaders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are pleased with the results of the official visit and have once again reiterated their positions on the hydrotechnical facilities being constructed in the upstream of Syrdarya: press-service.

Nazarbayev and Karimov discuss water again
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Jordanian thirst for water grows

"I wish I could live at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp because there is water there," a Jordanian man says, frustrated that he has not had any tap water of his own in months.

Jordanian thirst for water grows
Mars rover finds gravel left by 'vigorous' stream
Mars rover finds gravel left by 'vigorous' stream

NASA's Mars rover has discovered gravel once carried by the waters of an ancient stream that "ran vigorously" through the area.

Mars rover finds gravel left by 'vigorous' stream
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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan called neighbors use common waters with care

The talks covered establishment of a mechanism of joint use of water-energy resources in Central Asian region: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan called neighbors use common waters with care
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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
Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA
Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA

The US space agency NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will make a wide detour to explore a geographical hot spot on Mars because "it looks cool".

Mars rover takes 'cool' detour: NASA
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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PHOTO: Water pipe rapture in the center of Aktobe

The main avenue of Aktobe city has been flooded since early morning.

PHOTO: Water pipe rapture in the center of Aktobe
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Mineral water containing mercury withdrawn from Aktau supermarket

German-made mineral water with high content of mercury was discovered in one of the supermarkets of Aktau.

Mineral water containing mercury withdrawn from Aktau supermarket
Vice-PM Kairat Kelimbetov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan keeps wasting energy and water

Vice-PM Kairat Kelimbetov talked about the objectives of Kazakhstan Agency for Natural Monopolies Regulation at the Agency’s extended meeting.

Kazakhstan keeps wasting energy and water
Kazakhstan wins Asian Championship in water polo
Kazakhstan wins Asian Championship in water polo

Kazakh water polo players won the license for the Olympics Games in London.

Kazakhstan wins Asian Championship in water polo
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Elite buildings and Independence Palace in Astana left without water

Elite residential buildings and palaces of Astana were left without water because of a pipeline damage.

Elite buildings and Independence Palace in Astana left without water