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    23 Jul 2014 Wed

    How bats use a compass to find their way at night

    A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark, the first mammal known to do so, researchers said Tuesday (July 22).

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    23 Jul 2014 Wed

    Astronomers study remote outcrops of faraway galaxy

    Astronomers said Tuesday (July 22) they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered its starry halo was bigger, more lopsided and richer in heavy elements than expected.

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    19 Jul 2014 Sat

    Archaeologists discover Roman "free choice" cemetery

    Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome where they believe the variety of tombs found reflects the bustling town's multi-cultural nature.

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    19 Jul 2014 Sat

    Plus-sized parking spaces for Chinese women drivers

    The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, signposted "Respectfully reserved for women", and around 30 centimetres wider than normal.

  • 5
    18 Jul 2014 Fri

    Fruit colours evolved to please picky birds

    Tropical Asian birds have a penchant for red and black -- a proclivity that likely prompted jungle plants to sprout fruit in these colours, scientists said on Thursday.

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    17 Jul 2014 Thu

    World is getting warmer, says global climate report

    The world is getting warmer, as greenhouse gases reach historic highs and Arctic sea ice melts, making 2013 one of the hottest years on record, international scientists said on Thursday.

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    17 Jul 2014 Thu

    "Ninja" bus tour set to kick off in Tokyo

    Japan's biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour with some decidedly homegrown touches -- a flying ninja and sword-carrying samurai.

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    17 Jul 2014 Thu

    Revamped London museum remembers WWI lives in technicolour

    The Imperial War Museum in London reopens its doors Saturday after a $70-million refit, with a new permanent exhibition to the experiences of Britons and Commonwealth soldiers in World War I.

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    16 Jul 2014 Wed

    Hong Kong book fair packs political punch

    The Hong Kong Book Fair opened its doors Wednesday with hundreds of thousands expected to attend the seven-day show, packed with everything from cute cartoons to cutting-edge political satire.

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    16 Jul 2014 Wed

    Japanese businessman thanks Italy with pyramid

    A Japanese businessman whose donation helped restore an ancient Roman pyramid said it was a way of thanking Italy for his success, as he toured the monument with Italy's culture minister on Tuesday.