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Shock as China Legalizes Medicinal Trade in Rhino Horns and Tiger Parts

In a move that shocked and horrified many conservationists, China this week opened up two legal markets for rhino horns and tiger body parts. Under China’s new rules, which overturn a 25-year-old ban, farm-raised tiger and rhino “products” can be approved for use in medical research or by accredited doctors in hospitals, despite the fact that the body parts have no known medicinal value.

November 9, 2018 — John R. Platt

Proofs and Guarantees

We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?

November 9, 2018 — James Robert Brown and The Mathematical Intelligencer