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AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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?

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.

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


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Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

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

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.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gone for good


Letters 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stoning rapists not the answer

From PETER YOUNG, Petaling Jaya