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Defining danger
A year after 9/11, the memories continue to haunt. Has it changed the face of the land of opportunities?


How green is the Apple
While one apple may spoil the soil, one green apple can start a trend. Green volunteers in New York are re-charting their city.
Memories live on
The City of New York will mark the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a morning ceremony at the World Trade Center site, candlelight vigils in all five boroughs in the evening and ending with the lighting of an eternal flame at ...
Cry for green space
Is our planet turning hostile to life? Summers are hotter now than before and the monsoon is failing. What could be the reason? Is there anything we can do about it?
From around the world
These stories hope to transcend insular national boundaries and understand different cultures, races and religions.
Barrier for salt
What happened to the tree-shrub barrier that the British used to implement the salt tax?
Chance of a lifetime
Of the 230 million children in India, nearly 40 per cent do not go to school. Approaching World Literacy Day (September 8) what is the possibility of education for all?
Bringing out the best
To hear a student say "I had a wonderful teacher" is the greatest honour a teacher could ever receive.
Hi-powered show
The third edition of The Hindu-Young World quiz began in Chennai last week and it was excitement all the way...
We are the world
At the children's convention in Fukuoka, Japan...a first person account.
Flying freedom
Citibank Chennai celebrated Independence Day by flying tricolour kites, made by children at the workshop on kite making.
On an "undeserted" deserted island
The adventures of Robinson Sucroe, whose humdrum life as an office cleaner at New York's Morning Post in 1787 is suddenly transformed into an extraordinary adventure. Robinson is sent to a deserted tropical island with the sole task of ...
Playing with ice cubes
Take two ice cubes. Place one in a dish and the other in your palm. Which of them melts first? Why? Keep an ice cube in your right palm and one in your left. Does one melt faster than the other? Why? Now take three ice cubes. Place one on a ...
Elusive elks
Sweden released its first triangular stamps in 1997 as booklets with six greeting stamps. They depict elks that the illustrator has called as the road sign elk, the old Norse elk, the fantasy elk, the bar-code elk, the Swedish elk and the forest ...
General Science Crossword 007
Across: 1. Bony structure formed by the hipbones and lower part of the spine (6); 4. Plant which yields a red dye (6); 9. A dispersion of finely divided solid or liquid particles in a gas (7); 10. Braid (5); 11. Electronic messaging system ...
Answer to General Science Crossword 007
Sense & Nonsense
Triple Jeopardy
Day by day, our world is losing many of its feathered jewels. Indeed, fully ten per cent of India's bird species are today threatened with extinction. Included amongst them is the handsome Lesser Florican, a member of the Bustard family. ...

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