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Twenty five years ago, after travelling for two weeks on business across Africa, I finally arrived in Kenya longing for some rice or noodles. On the way to the hotel I was surprised to see a Chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Upon checking into the hotel, I ventured to this restaurant for some special fried rice or chicken chow mein. I encountered diners using chopsticks! That was an eye-opener, little did I know that Chinese restaurants exist in Africa or usage of chopsticks was common.
Following the success of a recent Nasamissionto provide three dimensional images of the sun and the material it throws out into space, the British scientists who developed the cameras are working on plans to create a flotilla of spacecraft designed to provide early warnings of major solar explosions. Known as coronal mass ejections, these are [...]
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I’ve lost count because Francis Fukuyama’s 1989 entry may mean I have to go back and renumber them all. But a few more Questions to Which the Answer is No while the committee meets in emergency session:
Number 526, asked by Jon Craig at Sky:
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DELHI: Hidden away in the timid and inconclusive but mildly populist annual Budget speech that Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, delivered on Monday, were a few tiny sops for the country’s blighted environment. Just £85m was allocated for clean energy and cleaning rivers, and there were some customs duty cuts for solar lanterns and for [...]
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Leyton are on a fantastic run and proved their resilience to snatch a draw against Arsenal to force this lucrative replay, which The Gunners could do well without. Arsenal could end up with nothing and games like this could contribute [...]
Number 523 in a series that keeps on giving, of Questions to Which the Answer is No. This one is asked by Nile Gardiner, one of the Pharaoh’s attendants at the Telegraph. No idea what he is on about.
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