World’s shortest man who could walk dies aged 27

Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal measured just 67.08cm (2ft 2.41in) tall and entered the record books in 2010 when he turned 18. Guinness World Records (GWR) said his friends had reported he had been struggling with heart problems, asthma and pneumonia.⁣ He died in hospital in Nepal on Thursday. GWR …

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Iran says surprised by London Meeting on tragic plane crash

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed surprise at a London meeting attended by representatives of countries whose nationals lost their lives in the recent tragic plane crash in Iran. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said he was surprised over the remarks made at the statement. “We were surprised at …

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Boeing says its Starliner will be easy to refurbish

SpaceX has made a name for itself by producing space-faring hardware that is easily refurbished. The company’s Falcon rockets can be reused multiple times, reducing the turnaround time between launches and lowering costs. Now, with the battle between Boeing and SpaceX heating up, Boeing is boasting that its own Starliner …

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Genetically engineered mosquitoes halt Dengue spread

A new study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens in January 2020 reports the development of mosquitoes that have been genetically modified to resist infection by several types of the dengue virus. This is the first time ever that all types of the virus have been targeted by the engineering …

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