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More steel and cement plants set to shut down

CHINA will close more steel and cement plants this year than originally planned to deal with oversupply in capacity, the Ministry of Industry and …

Land sales record notable increase

THE volume and value of land sales in Shanghai rose notably in the first four months of this year after commodity housing plots more than doubled, …

300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps

Crimea has changed hands many times in its history.<p>Crimea has long been a strategic and geopolitical prize. Ancient Cimmerians and Greeks, followed by the Goths and Venetians, were just a few of the embattled peninsula's many occupiers over the centuries.<p>The origin of its name is debated, but may …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

College & University

"On ne va pas espionner l’honnête citoyen"

L’ex-patron de la Direction centrale du renseignement intérieur est devenu consultant<p><b>Paris Match. La loi de programmation militaire offre aux</b> …

China's Fierce Public Debate Over GM Food Exposes Concerns About America

OF THE many thousands of usually small protests that break out in China every year, few relate to national policy. Many consider the risk of challenging the central government too great. But the entrance to the agriculture ministry is a gathering spot for occasional demonstrations. Their complaints …

China

Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises Experts

The question of whether sponges or comb jellies were the first animals to evolve continues to stir the waters.<p><b>In a prehistoric version of "the chicken or the egg" question, researchers have long debated which animal group came first. A traditional view pegs sponges—marine creatures that look more</b> …