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Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Prabhu flags off pragmatic rail budget, devises plan for transformation

Suresh Prabhu shunned the populism of the past to deliver a reform-oriented railway budget on Thursday that focused on modernising an ageing network …

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

Leap in Indian tiger numbers questioned by new research

The large jump in India’s tiger population which was announced by officials in Delhi last month was widely greeted as a positive – and hugely unexpected – piece of news.<p>However, doubts have now been cast upon the methodology used to determine whether the subcontinent’s most famous big cat is indeed …

Killer swine flu strikes India

Disease has killed 750 people with 11,000 testing positive as health officials scramble to contain its spread.<p><b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - …

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