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Mumbai Fables

I experienced my first taste of Bombay when I read Louis Bromfield’s best-selling novel, Night in Bombay.



Japan’s gadget failures: When the futures never happen

It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan’s path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped radio and the “walking” toaster.



Buzz building for debut of Wii U videogame console

SAN FRANCISCO: Pre-orders for Wii U have been hot ahead of the Sunday release of the new Nintendo videogame console that the Japanese electronics titan hopes will catapult it to renewed glory.



Pedometers play up every step you take

PEDOMETERS HAVE ticked off many miles since Leonardo da Vinci sketched his version, essentially a pendulum for walkers, in the 15th century.



First map produced of universe 11 billion years ago

LONDON: An international team of astronomers has produced the first map of the universe as it was 11 billion years ago, filling a gap between the Big Bang and the rapid expansion that followed.



Consumers confused as food labels multiply

FRESNO, California: Want to avoid pesticides and antibiotics in your produce, meat, and dairy foods?



Najran rich with heritage sites

JEDDAH: Najran Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah yesterday emphasized the need to conduct more studies on antiquities and heritage sites in the region.



Malaria vaccine a letdown for infants

AN EXPERIMENTAL malaria vaccine once thought promising is turning out to be a disappointment, with a new study showing it is only about 30 percent effective at protecting infants from the killer disea



World cup for waiters held in Japan

TOKYO: An international competition to find the best maitre d’ in the world was under way in Tokyo yesterday.



Obama’s ‘Four more years’ becomes the most popular tweet on Twitter

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama called it — in less than 140 characters.

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