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Earth climate change models work for Mars, too

WASHINGTON: Computer models have accurately forecast conditions on Mars and are valid predictors of climate change on Earth, US and French astronomers said on Tuesday.

Tracing Islamic heritage in Tbilisi

Perched on both sides of the Kura River is Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Today, the country is predominantly Christian. Once upon a time, as the center of the Emirate of Tbilisi, Muslims ruled here.

Chefs fight flab with small portions, healthy snacks

Top chefs who spend long, late hours preparing meals for others, face greater temptation than most mortals to over-eat but they say small portions, healthy snacks and drinking plenty of water can help

Smoking in cars puts kids at health risk

PARIS: Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants to many times the limit recommended by the world’s health agency, a study published on Monday said.

Apple sets Oct 23 event for expected iPad Mini launch

NEW YORK: Apple sent out invitations Tuesday for an event in exactly one week’s time where the company is widely expected to unveil a new “iPad Mini,” a smaller version of its market-leading tablet co

Microsoft tablet Surface to start at $499

REDMOND, Washington: Microsoft’s first tablet computer, the Surface, will start at $499 when it goes on sale Oct. 26.

Mumbai’s grandma spit inspector stirs up hygiene revolution

AT a bus stop in south Mumbai, a man hawks loudly before expelling a mouthful of brown saliva into the road without a second thought — but unfortunately for him, the spit inspector is watching.

A diamond bigger than Earth?

LONDON: Forget the diamond as big as the Ritz. This one’s bigger than planet Earth.

Weight loss surgery tied to increase in drinking: study

People who had weight loss surgery reported greater alcohol use two years after their procedures, according to a US study.

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