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Rich Vietnamese snorting rhino horns are causing a poaching explosion in South Africa

South African rhino poachers have once again outdone themselves. Poachers have killed 558 rhinos this year in South Africa, putting numbers on pace to increase for the eighth consecutive year. The country’s poaching explosion since 2007 is fueled by black-market demand for rhino horns, which can …

Extinction

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'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

Your bank isn’t much safer than the ones that failed in Cyprus

Why are Cyprus’s bank depositors scheduled to take such a big haircut when their banks are wound up?<p>Not just because so many are Russian, but more simply: Their banks didn’t have enough equity to avoid losses when loans went bad. Cypriot regulators, eager to attract foreign money, let banks skate …

Finance

As Kim Jong-Un Likens Nukes to 'Treasure,' U.S. Sends More Fighter Jets

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea ratcheted up its vague but unending threats against the United States, South Korea and …

Pakistan's Ambitious Program To Re-Educate Militants

A Pakistani army officer named Col. Zeshan is giving a tour of a jihadi rehabilitation center secreted in the hills of northwest Pakistan's Swat Valley.<p>"This place was also captured by the Taliban," he says, walking me around the heavily guarded complex. "The army took over this place from them ... …

Daily newspapers break the mould in Burma

Private newspapers were sold on the streets of Burma for the first time in decades in the latest opening in the reformist dictatorship.<p>Four Burmese-language titles - The Voice, The Golden Fresh Land, The Union and The Standard Time - made the transition from weekly as new rules came into effect …

South Korea president orders instant military response

South Korea's military has been authorised to retaliate immediately in the event of an attack or serious provocation from North Korea.<p>Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, told a policy briefing at the ministry of defence in Seoul on Monday that the military should not hesitate to reply to a …

North Korea

There's Been an 'Astronomical' Rise in ADHD Diagnoses in Kids

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If it seems like more and more kids these days are coming down with attention deficit hyperactivity …

How the US oil, gas boom could shake up global order

Without fanfare, China passed the United States in December to become the world's leading importer of oil – the first time in nearly 40 years that the U.S. didn’t own that dubious distinction. That same month, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania together produced 1.5 million barrels of oil a day -- …