The latest round of talks between international inspectors and Iran showed little progress. More discussions are planned, but 2013 may be the year that the U.S. will decide whether to take military action against Iran.
Last weekend, air pollution in Beijing reached record highs, raising concerns about the cost of China's rapid industrialization. David Pettit, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses the pollution problem in China's capital, and why severe smog can be deadly.
The owner of the local gold shop told the Herald newspaper that if the anonymous prospector was "silly enough to melt it down," it would be worth nearly $300,000. Unlikely, since its size and shape make it so rare.
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