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No New Cases Of Bird Flu, Despite Three More Deaths In China
2013-05-14 13:33:35

Despite three new deaths being attributed to H7N9 bird flu, there have not been any more infections reported since May 7. Still, precautions are being carried out and one country is banning imports of meat to ensure protection of its citizens.

Mid-June Targeted For Chinese Manned Spacecraft Launch
2012-06-10 05:05:42

China is apparently planning to launch a manned spacecraft sometime in June, with state media reports suggesting that the vehicle will be docking with a mobile space lab that has been orbiting Earth since last September.

Website Covering Chinese Scandal Targeted By Hackers
2012-04-23 04:26:51

An American, Chinese-language website that been detailing the scandal of a former Chinese Communist Party official claims that they were the victim of a cyberattack on Friday.

Another Soyuz Launch Fails, Communications Satellite Lost
2011-12-24 06:03:16

The Russian space program suffered yet another setback on Friday after a Soyuz-2 vehicle failed to put a communications satellite into orbit, resulting in debris from the probe crashing back to Earth in a Siberian town located roughly 1,400 miles from Moscow.

China Successfully Docks Space Modules A Second Time
2011-11-14 12:55:31

China successfully docked space modules together for a second time on Monday, according to its Xinhua news agency.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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