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Secret of the Alps

Deep in the Alps, far from the well-trodden path of the tourist, is a 500-year-old guesthouse that offers sublime food for the soul as well as the taste buds. DAVID BOWDEN shares his experience of a culinary journey through Austria.


For whom the tea pours

The Chinese in China are rediscovering the most quintessential of Chinese drinks #8211; tea, reports MARTIN FACKLER.


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.


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.

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'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.


Stoning rapists not the answer

From PETER YOUNG, Petaling Jaya


Gone for good



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.

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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.


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.