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Selling $600 frogs — to save them from poachers

Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country’s rare frogs can fetch. But now environmentally conscious firms are starting to sell the amphibians too — to try to save them from the black market and threatened extinction.

Size key to top speed in animals: study

It’s not quite E=mc2, but scientists unveiled Monday a simple, powerful formula that explains why some animals run, fly and swim faster than all others.

ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be “disastrous” for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday.

Japan flood death toll rises to 30

The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan’s south has risen to 30, officials said Thursday, while rescue workers continued their efforts to find survivors.

Strong quake off New Zealand but no damage

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand Tuesday, officials said, with minor shaking in the South Island but no damage reported.

The perfect crime foiled by… a mosquito

The murderer absconds with a smirk, knowing he has covered his tracks like a pro — no witnesses, no finger- or foot-prints, no stray hairs to betray his identity.

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