South Korea to close its oldest reactor

 South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor is expected to be shut down permanently in 2017 after growing safety concerns over the ageing facility.

Cuban baseball legend Conrado Marrero dies just short of 103rd birthday

Cuban baseball legend Conrado Marrero, who played in the US big leagues in the 1950s and was the oldest living MLB veteran, died Wednesday in Havana just two days shy of his 103rd birtthday.

India`s oldest mosque to be renovated

The 1,400-year-old Cheraman Juma
Masjid in Kodungalloor near here, considered to be India`s
oldest mosque, will soon receive a face-lift at an estimated
cost of Rs 10 crore.

World`s oldest panda, 34, dies in China

Ming Ming, the world`s oldest panda has died of old age, Chinese state media reported.

Remains of oldest fruit trees found in Iberian Peninsula

Researchers have found the remains of the oldest fruit trees in Southern Europe.

34,000-year-old bacteria found in salt crystals

The bacteria, found trapped inside tiny bubbles of salt crystals, could be the oldest living organisms on Earth.

Oldest Vedic Ritual in Kerala after 35 yrs

After a gap of 35 years, `Athirathram`
considered the oldest Vedic ritual in the world, will be held
at the sleepy hamlet of Panjal in Thrissur district of Kerala,
in April 2011.

Scientists find 635-million-year-old animal fossils

Scientists may have discovered the oldest ever fossils of animal bodies.

World`s oldest mother ecstatic on daughter`s 1st birthday

A woman in Haryana who became
the world`s oldest mother at the age of 70 to give birth
celebrated her daughter`s first birthday Friday and says she
does not mind having a second child.

Oldest spider webs

Scientists have discovered the oldest known silken spider webs preserved in amber, dating back to some 140 million years.