Strong dollar means cross-border shopping heavily influenced by exchange rate
With the holiday shopping season in full swing it appears Canadians now more than ever are keeping a watchful eye on the exchange rate before heading south of the border to shop.
S. Africa rhino poaching toll hits record near 700
Poachers have killed a record 688 rhinos in South Africa so far this year, more than the entire number slaughtered in 2012, according to figures issued Sunday, World Rhino Day.
Zuckerberg lobbies Congress on immigration
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.
Researching new detectors for chemical, biological threats
Sandia National Laboratories scientists are thinking small, building on decades of sensor work to invent tiny detectors that can sniff out everything from explosives and biotoxins to smuggled humans.
Italian 'problem' bears irk Swiss
Swiss and Italian officials are butting heads over how to tackle bears roaming between the two countries, in a dispute centred on balancing human and animal welfare.
US 'concerned' by new Vietnam social media curbs
The United States on Tuesday said it was "deeply concerned" over a sweeping new Internet law in Vietnam which bans bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online.
The endemic species of remarkable Fulgoromorpha from Iran
In terms of biodiversity richness, Iran is considered as an extremely complex area with wide ranges in the extremes of altitude, climate and temperature. The high biodiversity of the Iranian fauna is also ...
Vietnam to clamp down on social media news postings
Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.
Border control leaves undocumented migrants displaced, says historian
During a period when circular migration between Mexico and the United States declined, border militarization led to an increase in illegal immigration, says Stanford scholar Ana Raquel Minian.
Detecting homemade explosives, not toothpaste
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories researchers want airports, border checkpoints and others to detect homemade explosives made with hydrogen peroxide without nabbing people whose toothpaste happens ...
Helping to curb illegal border crossings
Illegal border-crossings in Europe remain an on-going issue, with the latest figures estimated to be nearly 141 000 - up 35 % from previous years. However, the TALOS project has developed a system for transportable ...
US white majority to linger if immigration slows
Whites would lose their majority in the U.S. three years later than expected if immigration growth slows, according to census estimates released Wednesday.
Syria Internet 'restored' after blackout
Syria's Internet appeared to have been restored on Wednesday afternoon after a two-day blackout, residents and state media said.
Syria Internet blackout enters second day
Syria's Internet blackout entered into its second consecutive day Wednesday, which the state news agency blamed on a fault in optical fibre cables.