Trade

Zhang Qian's travels are associated with opening up the Silk Road for trade. (Image: via  wikimedia  /  CC0 1.0)

The Legendary Silk Road

The Silk Road connected the famous big cities of China with those of India, and reached all the way to the Mediterranean Sea from the period 100 B.C. until the year 1500 A.D. It was a route that opened up…

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The Legendary Silk Road

The Silk Road connected the famous big cities of China with those of India, and reached all the way to the Mediterranean Sea from the period 100 B.C. until the…

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Science Steps in Against the Illegal Ivory Trade

There are approximately 50,000 African elephants being killed each year, and this is from a population of fewer than 500,000 animals. The poaching of ivory is driving elephants to extinction, but…

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Why Were 20,000 Elephants Killed in 2013?

Over 20,000 African elephants were killed for ivory in 2013, a CITES monitoring program showed, leaving a population believed to be around 500,000. It’s hard to understand why people have…