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Arab nations 'must spend more on research' A PROPOSAL to reform education in the Arab world will be submitted at the Arab summit in Damascus in March, a top official announced yesterday. It will be suggested that by 2015 Arab countries should spend at least one per cent of their gross income on research. Read the Full Story
Arab scientific research network launched The launch of a network aiming to sustain research between Europe and the Arab world has been announced in Belgium.

The launch of the Arab Scientific Research and Education Network, or ASREN, was announced by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chair of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, or GAID. It was the third EU-MED event held in Brussels.
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Arab researchers discover medicine for cancer treatment from camel's immune system A group of Arab researchers have made a scientific breakthrough by developing a medical formula for treating cancer extracting from the camel's immune system, Dr. Abdalla A. Alnajjar, President of Arab Science and Technology Foundation, has announced.   Read the Full Story

First stars formed even later than previously thought

ESA's Planck satellite has revealed that the first stars in the Universe started forming later than previous observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background indicated. This new analysis also shows that these stars were the only sources needed to account for reionising atoms in the cosmos, having completed half of this process when the Universe had reached an age of 700 million years.

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A strange thing happened in the stratosphere

High above Earth's tropics, a pattern of winds changed recently in a way that scientists had never seen in more than 60 years of consistent measurements.

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Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it right

The ancestors of leaf-cutter ants swapped a hunter-gatherer lifestyle for a bucolic existence on small-scale subsistence farms. A new study has revealed that living relatives of the earliest fungus-farming ants still have not domesticated their crop, a challenge also faced by early human farmers.

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3-D graphene has promise for bio applications

Graphene oxide flakes can be welded together into solid materials that may be suitable for bone implants, according to an international study.

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'Ghost snake' discovered in Madagascar

Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it 'ghost snake' for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. The researchers named it Madagascarophis lolo, pronounced 'luu luu,' which means ghost in Malagasy.

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