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Too high a price: Parts from some endangered species are worth more than gold or cocaine

Too high a price: Parts from some endangered species are worth more than gold or cocaine

Why don’t we do it in the road? 
The practice of open defecation is increasingly dangerous to public health when people crowd close together. Worms and bacteria spread by human waste spread deadly disease and can be a big cause of malnutrition. India is, far and away, the country worst blighted by open defecation, made worse by the fact it has a large population crowded onto relatively little land. Why India suffers worse than much poorer countries, such as Congo or Afghanistan, and worse than fellow South Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, is a matter for contentious debate.

Why don’t we do it in the road? 

The practice of open defecation is increasingly dangerous to public health when people crowd close together. Worms and bacteria spread by human waste spread deadly disease and can be a big cause of malnutrition. India is, far and away, the country worst blighted by open defecation, made worse by the fact it has a large population crowded onto relatively little land. Why India suffers worse than much poorer countries, such as Congo or Afghanistan, and worse than fellow South Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, is a matter for contentious debate.

Oh! You pretty things: Today’s young people are held to be alienated, unhappy, violent failures. They are proving anything but.

A broken system: Latin America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Plenty of factors explain Latin America’s crime disease. The drug trade, a bulge of young, poorly educated men, income inequality and access to firearms are some. But perhaps the most important is the pervasive weakness in the basic institutions of the rule of law. As our map shows, trust in the criminal-justice system remains low in all countries.

A broken system: Latin America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Plenty of factors explain Latin America’s crime disease. The drug trade, a bulge of young, poorly educated men, income inequality and access to firearms are some. But perhaps the most important is the pervasive weakness in the basic institutions of the rule of law. As our map shows, trust in the criminal-justice system remains low in all countries.

The great pot experiment: legalising cannabis in America is harder than it looks

Daily chart: A quantified look at the situation in Israel and Gaza

Daily chart: A quantified look at the situation in Israel and Gaza

Chart: Explore our interactive chart to find out how to keep you nerve and take the perfect penalty during a World Cup shoot-out

Chart: Explore our interactive chart to find out how to keep you nerve and take the perfect penalty during a World Cup shoot-out

Daily chart: Even Luddites know that the largest internet firms reside in America. The upcoming public offering of Alibaba, an e-commerce giant, will drive home the point that China is catching up fast. But what about the rest of the world? Our interactive chart plots the top three most valuable startup companies across the world. 

Daily chart: Even Luddites know that the largest internet firms reside in America. The upcoming public offering of Alibaba, an e-commerce giant, will drive home the point that China is catching up fast. But what about the rest of the world? Our interactive chart plots the top three most valuable startup companies across the world. 

Map: The failures of the Arab spring were a long time in the making

Map: The failures of the Arab spring were a long time in the making

Daily chart: Red tape tangle
Our interactive chart tells you which US states are best and worst for small businesses

Daily chart: Red tape tangle

Our interactive chart tells you which US states are best and worst for small businesses

Chart: Violent civilian deaths are at a ten-year high in Iraq. The prime minister needs to widen his government’s sectarian make-up or face the prospect of isolation and defeat

Chart: Violent civilian deaths are at a ten-year high in Iraq. The prime minister needs to widen his government’s sectarian make-up or face the prospect of isolation and defeat

Daily chart: How to hold your nerve and score during a World Cup penalty shoot-out

Daily chart: How to hold your nerve and score during a World Cup penalty shoot-out

Chart: The number of unaccompanied children caught crossing into the United States since October has surged to about 52,000, from 15,700 over the whole of the 2011 fiscal year. 

Chart: The number of unaccompanied children caught crossing into the United States since October has surged to about 52,000, from 15,700 over the whole of the 2011 fiscal year. 

Daily chart: Everything you need to know about UFOs
On July 2nd avid watchers of the skies celebrate World UFO day.The National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings of UFOs, mostly in America, since 1974. It turns out that aliens are considerate: they seldom disturb earthlings during working or sleeping hours. Rather, they tend to arrive in the evening, especially on Fridays, when folks are sitting on the front porch nursing their fourth beer.

Daily chart: Everything you need to know about UFOs

On July 2nd avid watchers of the skies celebrate World UFO day.The National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings of UFOs, mostly in America, since 1974. It turns out that aliens are considerate: they seldom disturb earthlings during working or sleeping hours. Rather, they tend to arrive in the evening, especially on Fridays, when folks are sitting on the front porch nursing their fourth beer.

Daily chart: The goodness of nations
A new index attempts to measure the decency of nations. The usual group of European countries sit atop it. But the result is less than the sum of its parts

Daily chart: The goodness of nations

A new index attempts to measure the decency of nations. The usual group of European countries sit atop it. But the result is less than the sum of its parts