Another Kind of Marriage

With the boundaries of what marriage means being vigorously stretched, this comes as no surprise: Taiwanese Woman to Marry Herself. “Age 30 is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven’t found a partner, so what can I do?” Chen said. “I’m not anti-marriage. I just hope …

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Rare Earths, Monazite, Thorium and China

The rare earth elements are not ‘earths’ but metals. Nor are they rare. They are expensive because they are difficult to extract. Thorium isn’t a rare earth. It is generally found as a by-product of the processing of Monazite ore for rare earths elements (REEs). Thorium is a radio-active metal approximately three times as abundant as Uranium. I’ll come …

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