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Hello hello: New iguana species found in Fiji - 12/02/2008

Paris - A new iguana has been discovered on Fiji, adding to the mystery about how these colourful lizards ended up in the South Pacific, zoologists said. Brachylophus bulabula -- a doubling of...

Busy and valuable: Bees are worth 220 billion dollars a year - 12/02/2008

Paris - Bees and other pollinating insects are worth 153 billion euros (220 billion dollars) a year, thanks to their help in growing fruit, vegetables, oil crops, coffee, cocao and spices, a French...

Stressed trees release aspirin compound, may communicate - 12/02/2008

Washington - Walnut trees stressed by drought and other factors release large amounts of an aspirin compound to reduce damage and possibly warn nearby plants, a study released Friday found. Experts...

Russia launches Canadian telecom satellite - 12/02/2008

Moscow - A Proton-M rocket carrying a Canadian telecommunications satellite took off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday, the Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reported. "The...

Starbucks stops serving milk as China crisis snowballs - 12/02/2008

Beijing - Starbucks stopped serving drinks with milk in many Chinese outlets Friday as a crisis over poisoned dairy products that have left four babies dead and thousands of others sick spiralled....

Childish superstition: Einstein's letter makes view of religion relatively clear - 12/02/2008

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." So said Albert Einstein, and his famous aphorism has been the source of endless debate between believers and non-believers...

Inside the world of UK Muslim women - 12/02/2008

She wants to marry her soulmate, shops in Primark, TK Maxx and Topshop, and dreams of starting her own business. Meet the typical Muslim woman in Britain today. A thousand women throughout the...

Excluded Sikh schoolgirl takes bangle battle to high court - 12/02/2008

A teenage girl who was banned from school after wearing a steel bangle that she says is pivotal to her Sikh faith has taken her case to the high court today. Sarika Singh, 14, from Cwmbach, near...

Bookmarking the future - 12/02/2008

"Books," John Milton observed nearly 400 years ago, "are not absolutely dead things." What he would make of the new lease of life they are taking on now can only be guessed at. They are starting to...

Lisbon: A cargo of treasure for a new age of discovery - 12/02/2008

A small child made a halo of her arms and began swaying gently in front of Andy Warhol's Ten Foot Flowers. She wasn't only inspired by the pop art plants, for she moved in unison with a banana tree...
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