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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Close Bill and Tony relationship shown in calls
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton and British Premier Tony Blair's political friendship was matched by an easygoing personal relationship that helped them through some tough crises.
Last-chance bid to contact space robot Philae
Scientists initiated Friday a last-chance maneuver to contact a long-silent robot-lab dropped more than a year ago onto the surface of a comet hurtling through our solar system.
Dutch cheese makers have been hit by a spate of top-end cheese thefts, prompting a dairy federation to warn farmers Friday to beef up security around their storerooms.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
A gargantuan gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has suddenly been demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, state media said Friday, days after images of it went viral.
A total of 186 Taiwanese companies are taking part in the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including MSI Computer Corp. and Asustek Computer Inc., both of which have been honored by the organizers for their gaming products.
Smart showerhead aims to save precious water
French engineer Gabriel Della-Monica was at the gala Consumer Electronics Show with a smart showerhead created to stop precious water from going down the drain.
The gut microbes of the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found frozen in a European glacier in 1991, have shed new light on the history of human migration, scientists said Thursday.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Epiphany observed in Orthodox, Catholic nations
Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. Religious services are held as well as Blessing of Water ceremonies at lakes, rivers and seafronts.
Giant monitor lizards trained to avoid toxic toads
Australian scientists Wednesday said they had devised an "innovative method of conservation" through feeding giant monitor lizards small cane toads so they won't be killed by larger-sized amphibians.
'Devilish' dancers invade Ecuador highlands town
The "devils" invade this picturesque highlands town on New Year's Day and take over the streets for six days, donning fearful masks to dance to the rhythms of local bands.
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