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Hunt on for first Emirati astronauts

The UAE on Wednesday launched a hunt to identify four young Emirati astronauts who will be sent to space as part of the country’s ambitious space exploration programme. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday called …

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What’s The Best Vitamin C Gummies for Toddlers

People nowadays tend to look for the best sources of vitamin c. This is because of the many benefits and uses of vitamin c in one’s body. Vitamin C helps form and repair blood cells, bones and tissues. This nutrient can improve children’s gums stay healthy while strengthening the blood …

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Biometric clothing is future of smartwear

Smart clothes are going to be the next thing after wearables. Smartwatches and fitness trackers have been in the marketplace for some time now. Smart clothing took the first baby steps in 2014 but it is now becoming a mainstream as more companies are starting to play around with the …

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First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California. Brian Madeux, 44 from Arizona, was given the experimental treatment to try to correct a defect in his DNA that causes Hunter’s syndrome. Mr Madeux says he was prepared to take part in …

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Saudi Arabia fully engaged in fight against Aids

Several Saudi parents and their children are living with HIV after being infected due to negligence and lack of knowledge, the head of an association dedicated to assisting patients has said. “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Aids) is prevalent among the elderly, especially those in their 50s and 60s, as the …

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Abu Dhabi Science Festival opens

The region’s largest science festival of its kind for children began in the capital on Thursday. The Abu Dhabi Science Festival, now in its seventh edition, brings the world of science within easy grasp of young minds with its array of fun scientific activities that offer them first-hand experience of …

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Fossil of ‘our earliest ancestors’ found in Dorset

Fossils of the oldest-known ancestors of most living mammals, including human beings, have been unearthed in southern England. Teeth belonging to the extinct shrew-like creatures, which scampered at the feet of dinosaurs, were discovered in cliffs on the Dorset coast. Scientists who identified the specimens say they are the earliest …

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Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change

The Trump administration released a dire scientific report Friday calling human activity the dominant driver of global warming, a conclusion at odds with White House decisions to withdraw from a key international climate accord, champion fossil fuels and reverse Obama-era climate policies. To the surprise of some scientists, the White House did not …

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Egypt critical of ‘hasty’ pyramid announcement

Egypt’s antiquities authorities on Friday criticized what it described as a hasty public announcement by an international team of finding a big void inside the Great Pyramid in Giza near Cairo. “The Antiquities Ministry believes that the research team should not have hastily addressed public opinion at this stage,” Secretary …

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Youth Summit held in Ras Al Khaimah

The Emirates Foundation on Tuesday kicked off its fifth annual Youth Summit in Ras Al Khaimah to provide a knowledge-sharing platform and an opportunity to learn about the latest thinking in youth empowerment and development. The summit, held with the theme ‘Guide-Empower-Future Leaders’, was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Saud …

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Saudi Arabia to begin uranium extraction as kingdom seeks self-sufficient nuclear programme

Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards “self-sufficiency” in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday. Extracting its own uranium also makes sense from an economic point of view, said Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, head of the Saudi government agency tasked …

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Trump proposes ‘IQ tests’ face-off with Tillerson after secretary of state calls him a ‘moron’

President Trump proposed an “IQ tests” face-off with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the nation’s top diplomat reportedly called the president a “moron” and disparaged his grasp on foreign policy. In an interview with Forbes magazine published Tuesday, Trump fired a shot at Tillerson over the “moron” revelation, first reported by NBC News and …

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