Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

Some of Nature’s strangest mammals are also some of the most threatened

PANGOLINS are a smuggler’s dream. For defence, and when asleep, they roll themselves up into spheres, scales on the outside, to thwart any predator. That makes them easy to handle and pack. And handled and packed they have been, in enormous numbers. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, a worldwide wildlife-preservation organisation, reckons that more than 1m pangolins were ...

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Family blames Tamiflu for their teenage son’s suicide

A Franklin Township teen took his life, just days after being diagnosed with the flu. His family worries the medicine prescribed to help him may be to blame.  (Courtesy: GoFundMe.com) An Indiana teen took his life, just days after being diagnosed with the flu. His family worries the medicine prescribed to help him may be to blame. Charlie Harp’s loved ...

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The dollar keeps weakening. Is that good news for the world?

AT THE start of 2017, just before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, a survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) found they believed that being positive on the dollar was “the most crowded trade”. It turned out they were right to be cautious. On a trade-weighted basis, the currency has fallen by 9% against other ...

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