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Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM


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

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gone for good


Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lines of power

Earth has a matrix of lines demarcating plates that make up the surface of the planet and these lines could be the guiding factor for migratory birds and the source of feng shui energy, writes DR ONG HEAN-TATT.

Letters 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stoning rapists not the answer

From PETER YOUNG, Petaling Jaya

AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Hero' top 'grossing 'movie in 'China after 'one month

Star director Zhang Yimou#8217;s martial arts epic I>Hero/Iabout China#8217;s legendary first emperor has become the highest grossing Chinese film after just a month in theatres, its distributor said yesterday.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

What Mars is going to do this summer

Mars, the Red Planet, will be making its closest approach to Earth in at least 50,000 years this summer.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Orangutans are cultured beings

Orangutans #8211; those tree-living apes with the flashy red manes #8211; have distinct cultures that dictate how they build their nests, use tools, eat, show off for each other and even how they say good night, according to a study published recently.