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Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Getting to the core of Earth's core

THE Earth#8217;s core has inexplicably stopped spinning, causing a breakdown of the global magnetic field that has sheltered life from deadly solar and cosmic radiation for billions of years.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dragons dying out

They have existed since the time of the dinosaurs but today, sturgeons are under grave threat as they are overfished, writes SANJIDA O#8217;CONNELL.

Lifestyle 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

How Dalian got its groove

Dalian is a fast-growing city with a diversified economy.The excellent workmanship and forward-looking fashion styles of local labels have won Dalian folk over and are making inroads on consumers in Japan and Korea.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Treasures at risk

Empires have many times fought over the region now known as Iraq, and to the victor have always gone the spoils. But today, with a US invasion seemingly imminent, scholars are worried that a 21st century war may threaten Iraq#8217;s antiquities as never before.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War to start by April 8, say top Thai astrologers

B>BANGKOK: /B>After thumbing charts and calculating planetary positions, Thailand's top mystics have settled on April 8 as the last possible date for the launch of a US-led war on Iraq.

Nation 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Site found to date back 40,000 years

A Paleolithic Age settlement at Bukit Bunuh in Lenggong, Perak, has been confirmed to date back 40,000 years and not between 20,000 and 30,000 years as previously estimated.

Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

030303 a very special day for couples

One hundred and thirty-eight couples took their marital vows here yesterday -the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the third year in the millennium, a date that has a special significance for the Chinese.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Last decade for leatherbacks

Leatherback sea turtles, the one-tonne giants that once swam with the dinosaurs, could be driven to extinction within 10 years, scientists warned the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Denver, the United States, recently.

Lifestyle 28 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Captive fish

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Lifestyle 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beneath our feet

MOST people do not realise that 6000km beneath our feet, the temperature is about 5000°C, nearly as hot as the surface of the Sun!