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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite three new deaths being attributed to H7N9 bird flu, no new cases have been reported since May 7, according to Nature News correspondent Declan Butler. Reuters, citing state-owned Xinhua news agency, reported yesterday (May 13) that China has seen three more deaths related to the new bird flu strain that arose at the end of March. These latest deaths bring the toll to 35, while the number of infections sits steady at 130....

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. CNN, citing information obtained from the Xinhua news agency, said that the Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday in order to allow scientists to conduct tests prior to the launch, which is scheduled for the middle of this month. It will be the first time...

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, according to BBC News reports. According to the British news agency, the website, Boxun.com, was forced to move to a new webhost following a denial of service attack that had "crippled" the page for several hours. They had been covering a scandal involving ousted Chinese official Bo Xilai, who had previously been...

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. According to BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos, the Soyuz 2.1b (described by Amos as the most modern form of the venerable Russian spaceship) launched at 16:08 Moscow time from the Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia....

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. The country's Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft re-docked successfully with the Tiangong-1 module. The news report said about half an hour before the re-docking, Shenzhou-8 had disengaged from Tiangong-1 after a 12-day flight together. Shenzhou-8 launched on November 1 and rendezvoused and docked with the Tiangong-1 spacecraft on November 3. The Beijing Aerospace Control...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.