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Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies
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Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skiesAir quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.
German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine river
29/7/2014 7:32
German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine riverA German chemistry professor started on Monday a gruelling four-week solo swim down the Rhine river for the benefit of science and the environment.
Asians eating scaly anteaters to extinction: conservationists
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The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence as its tasty meat is served up at banquets across Asia, conservationists said Tuesday.
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Asians eating scaly anteaters to extinction: conservationistsAsians eating scaly anteaters to extinction: conservationists
53 minutes ago
The scaly anteater, which looks like an artichoke with legs and a tail, is being eaten out of existence as its tasty meat is served up at banquets across Asia, conservationists said Tuesday.
 
Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skiesMalaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies
57 minutes ago
Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.
 
German scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine riverGerman scientist starts four-week swim down Rhine river
29/7/2014 7:32
A German chemistry professor started on Monday a gruelling four-week solo swim down the Rhine river for the benefit of science and the environment.
 
World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric missionWorld's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission
29/7/2014 7:28
The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.
 
The scientific reason you should start fist bumpingThe scientific reason you should start fist bumping
28/7/2014 14:16
Scientists have discovered a healthier way of greeting your friends instead of the customary handshake - bumping fists.
 
Green anaconda hatchling born in Mysore ZooGreen anaconda hatchling born in Mysore Zoo
28/7/2014 8:27
A green anaconda housed at the Mysore Zoo has hatched an egg graduating the Mysore facility as India's first zoo to have successfully bred the world's biggest snake.
 
Aspirin 'dangerous' for heart patientsAspirin 'dangerous' for heart patients
28/7/2014 8:23
Millions of people across the world taking a daily dose of aspirin to ward off heart attacks are actually increasing their risk.
 
Oil prices drift lower in AsiaOil prices drift lower in Asia
28/7/2014 8:17
Oil prices dipped in Asian trade Monday ahead of the release of US economic growth and jobs data later in the week, while investors track events in Ukraine and the crude-rich Middle East.
 
Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in perilVietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril
28/7/2014 8:12
The enduring popularity of "little tiger" as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.
 
Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'
28/7/2014 7:57
Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study said Thursday.
 
As humans multiply, bugs decline and conflict spikesAs humans multiply, bugs decline and conflict spikes
28/7/2014 7:47
As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans has declined by 45 percent, researchers said Thursday.
 
Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato cropsGeneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops
28/7/2014 7:21
Scientists on Sunday laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.
 
Wrecked Costa Concordia enters Italian port to be scrappedWrecked Costa Concordia enters Italian port to be scrapped
27/7/2014 15:34
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship limped Sunday into the Italian port of Genoa to be scrapped two and a half years after it capsized in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.
 
End dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery roleEnd dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery role
27/7/2014 15:31
Europe will close an important chapter in its space flight history Tuesday, launching the fifth and final robot ship it had pledged for lifeline deliveries to the International Space Station.
 
Big cat numbers rise in Uttar PradeshBig cat numbers rise in Uttar Pradesh
27/7/2014 7:20
Camera traps have shown more tigers in the core area of Dudhwa tiger reserve this time. The initial estimates for two years, 2011 to 2013, have shown 72 to 80 tigers in the core area of the reserve.
 






 

 




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