5,000 rare animals may have been killed

The pangolin, a scaly anteater who sleeps by day and eats insects by night, is more popular than ever in China. But that very demand — often wanted for illegal reasons, like the purchase of its meat or scales — has driven the mammal toward extinction. Source: cnn-us

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A particle accelerator in the Middle East

THE hills 30km north-west of Amman, Jordan’s capital, are home to a miracle of scientific diplomacy called Sesame. Proposals to build this device, the world’s most politically fraught particle accelerator, date back nearly 20 years. The delay is understandable. Israel, Iran and the Palestinian Authority, three of the project’s nine Read more…

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