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South Africa’s rhino paradox

South Africa’s rhino paradox

Earlier this year, South Africa’s Constitutional Court overturned a 2009 moratorium on trade in rhinoceros horns. It was a devastating blow for animal conservation groups, which had hailed a measure that aligned South Africa with the global ban on the trade in effect since 1977.

For some, lunar village takes shape

For some, lunar village takes shape

By 2040, a hundred people will live on the moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, “flying” sports.

IT is fuelling wealth and income inequality

IT is fuelling wealth and income inequality

For more than 30 years in advanced economies, particularly the United States, wealth and income inequality have increased, real (inflation-adjusted) wages have risen slowly, and retirees have faced declining interest rates on savings.

Trump’s chance to win out over N Korea with diplomatic solution

Trump’s chance to win out over N Korea with diplomatic solution

President Donald Trump must choose his words more carefully, lest he lead the United States down a path that could result in a military conflict that would prove disastrous.

Subsidies still drive electric car markets

Subsidies still drive electric car markets

The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. The reason? They are exempt from the $6,000-a-year toll charges for the tunnel to the mainland.

Macron limbers up for tricky dance with Merkel

Macron limbers up for tricky dance with Merkel

French President Emmanuel Macron likes to describe France and Germany as two tango dancers who are enthusiastic partners but wary about embracing.

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

Contrary to popular perception, today’s teenagers are actually growing up more slowly than their predecessors, with 18-year-olds now behaving like 15-year-olds of yesteryears, suggests a new study.

The spy who came in from the North

The spy who came in from the North

Condemned to death twice, former spy Seo Ok-Ryol spent three decades in prison, most of it in solitary confinement.

Redefining Europe, and the Europeans

Redefining Europe, and the Europeans

For Europe to find its place in a rapidly changing world, its citizens will have to learn to tap multiple identities

When you’re too old to find work

When you’re too old to find work

Terri had been laid off recently when her company decided to downsize, and she was having trouble finding a new job.

British PM seeks to break Brexit logjam with Florence speech

British PM seeks to break Brexit logjam with Florence speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make an eagerly anticipated Brexit speech in Florence tomorrow, seeking to unlock stalled negotiations with Brussels as well as quell divisions in her own cabinet.

Body’s bad fat could be altered to combat obesity

Body’s bad fat could be altered to combat obesity

Bad fat could be made to turn over a new leaf and combat obesity by blocking a specific protein, scientists have discovered.

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