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China recruits new astronauts

China recruits new astronauts

Beijing, May 7 (IANS) China has recruited five new astronauts, Xinhua reported Friday.

The recruits, five males and two females, are pilots between 35 and 30 years old. The male recruits were previously fighter pilots, while the women were transport plane pilots.

They all have excellent skills with good psychological qualities and

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I’ve been to a spaceship where I met aliens: Russian politician

I’ve been to a spaceship where I met aliens: Russian politician

London, May 6 (IANS) A Russian politician has made the startling claim that he was taken on a spaceship where he met aliens who wore yellow spacesuits.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the country's southern region of Kalymkia, has spoken about his having met aliens at a primetime television show.

He said

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Apple sells million iPads

Apple sells million iPads

Washington, May 4 (IANS) The Apple iPad has hit another major milestone with the sale of the one millionth iPad after a little less than a month of retail availability.

The milestone was reached Friday the same day the company released its 3G version of the much-hyped device, as sales of

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Aliens have been visiting Earth for decades: Canadian expert

Aliens have been visiting Earth for decades: Canadian expert

Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Accusing world famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking of spreading misinformation about threats from aliens, former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer claimed Sunday that extraterrestrials have actually been visiting earth for decades.

Rather than harm mankind, he said, their (aliens') spaceships have provided us information for triggering today's microchip

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Website with ‘largest digitization work’ launched at AMU

Website with ‘largest digitization work’ launched at AMU

Aligarh, April 30 (IANS) A website on an Islamic reformer, claimed to be the largest digitization work dedicated to any person or institution in the country, was launched Friday by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice-chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis, an official said.

'The website, www.sirsyedtoday.org, has been designed by AMU alumnus Masarrat

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Oxytocin hormone boosts male sensitivity, empathy

Oxytocin hormone boosts male sensitivity, empathy

London, April 30 (IANS) Oxytocin, a hormone associated with feelings like love and trust, has been found to boost male sensitivity and empathy, says a new study.

One of the effects of oxytocin is that it triggers labour pains. It also strengthens the emotional bond between a mother and her new-born

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Search for life to shape future space exploration

Search for life to shape future space exploration

Washington, April 29 (DPA) The search for life will be a key part of future space exploration, a scientist involved in reviewing scientific endeavours in space said Wednesday.

Steve Squyres, a scientist at Cornell University who has been a key researcher on the Mars rover project, said an ongoing once-a-decade review

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BlackBerry unveils new Bold and Pearl smartphones

BlackBerry unveils new Bold and Pearl smartphones

Toronto, April 27 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Monday launched another smartphone - called BlackBerry Bold 9650 - to add another device to its premier Bold brand.

The company also unveiled the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G, its smallest smartphone yet.

'The new BlackBerry Bold 9650 is an extraordinary smartphone that

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China begins construction of new nuclear power plant

China begins construction of new nuclear power plant

Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China has begun constructing a large nuclear power plant in southern Hainan province.

The construction of the plant started Sunday in Changjiang County of Hainan province with an estimated investment of 19 billion Yuan ($2.78 billion), Xinhua news agency reported.

The new plant will consist of two water

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Snowfall over Himalayas may spur drought in India

Snowfall over Himalayas may spur drought in India

Washington, April 24 (IANS) Scientists have helped to explain why heavy snowfall over the Himalayas in winter and spring can lead to drought over India, especially in the early part of the summer monsoon.

As far back as the 1880s scientists have known that increased snow over the Himalayas can be

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