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Sighseeing in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is considered 'mid-sized' by Chinese standards. A city is only classified as 'big' if its population ranges between seven and 10 million. Cities like Shanghai and Beijing would fall into this category, FAM LEE KEN writes.

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Legends of the ram

IN CHINESE astrology, the goat is sometimes referred to as the ram (adult male sheep). According to legend, the ram, which ranks eighth among the 12 zodiac signs, had a big heart and saved all humanity. It was no lowly animal which was killed as a sacrifice to the gods. Folklore has it that it was a celestial animal before it angered the Jade Emperor.

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Mixed views on author's theory

HIS book, I>1421: The Year China Discovered America/I>, may be selling briskly in the United States, but his extraordinary theory that Chinese explorers reached the New World decades before Christopher Columbus is proving a tougher sell to academics #8211; even here in China.

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In the image of aliens

RAEL, leader of the Raelians. Who believes that life on Earth was created by aliens from outer space. Who claims to have met the aliens himself. Whose follower produced the first #8216;human clone#8217;. Who is this man who has the world#8217;s scientific and religious communities on edge, debating teh moreality of recreating people in labs?

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Full of beans

In the challenge to help you eat more healthfully, there#8217;s an ancient, cheap, plentiful and at least potentially great-tasting food that often gets overlooked: the bean.

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Breakthrough

Highlights on: Echo of the Big Bang; Estrogens muddle bird sex; A gender gap for organ donors

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Close encounter with a caveman

Comfortable, coddled 21st century humans, meet Ice Age Neanderthal. The first complete skeleton of a Neanderthal, the prehistoric people who became extinct about 30,000 years ago, graces an American Museum of Natural History exhibition in New York on the mysteries of human origins.

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Early man had tiny brains

Anthropologists and paleontologists have long thought that the journey from Africa to Europe roughly 800,000 years ago required a certain amount of smarts and a handful of relatively complex tools.

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Tokyo ignores claim of birth of cloned Japanese baby

B>TOKYO:/B>The Japanese government yesterday shrugged off an announcement by a controversial sect of the birth of a cloned baby in Japan where cloning is banned.

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Gone for good

By MARY SCHNEIDER