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We Can All Be 21St-Century Scientists

David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)
David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural...


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    Obama Holds Upper Hand on Immigration: Analysis

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican... Read more

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    The Cult of Kiddie Danger

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  • US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the ConnectED conference in the East Room of the White House Nov. 19, 2014, in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is the Obama Presidency Over?

    Is the Obama presidency over? This has been the burning question on the lips of many Washington DC pundits and beltway insiders in the wake... Read more

  • Finland's Ilkka Herola during the FIS World Cup Nordic Combined Ski Jumping HS130 competition in Lahti Ski Games in Lahti, Finland, on Feb. 28, 2014. (Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Finland’s Kids Often Top League Tables

    When looking at large-scale international studies and comparisons of education systems worldwide, everyone’s always talking about Finland. Finland seems to set the benchmark for education... Read more

  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks to the media after announcing a 16-member Ferguson Commission on Nov. 18, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 16 member commission is being brought together to study issues that have arisen since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference on the final day of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane on Nov. 16, 2014. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

    Are We Facing Another Financial Crisis?

    Taken at face value, David Cameron’s warning this week about risks in the global economy sounds like it might be wonderfully prescient. Here’s the country’s... Read more

  • In Syria everything coming in, and everything going out is watched. (Shutterstock*)

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    Norwegian writer Mette Newth once wrote that: “censorship has followed the free expressions of men and women like a shadow throughout history.” As we develop... Read more

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  • The NYU campus in New York on April 24, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

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  • Illustrations by "Daxiong" (pen name of Guo Jingxiong), art and composition by Luis Novaes. (Epoch Times)

    The Book That Is Changing China Is Ten Years Old

    On Nov. 19, 2004 the Chinese-language Epoch Times published the first part in a nine-part editorial series called “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.” By... Read more

  • Chen Yonglin addresses the crowd during a rally on June 26, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The rally was organised to demand that the defectors from China Chen Yonglin and Hao Fengjun be granted asylum by the Australian government. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

    Former Chinese Diplomat Supports ‘Nine Commentaries’

    After speaking to rally in Sydney, Australia celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” former Chinese diplomat... Read more

  • Russian soldiers stand near a trainload of their modified T-72 tanks after their arrival in Gvardeyskoe railway station near the Crimean capital Simferopol, on March 31, 2014. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

    Are Europe and the World Slipping Back Into a 2nd Cold War?

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  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes with his Iran's counterpart Hassan Rouhani during their bilateral meeting in Shanghai on May 21, 2014. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia’s Borders: Iran’s Cautious Friendship With Moscow

    After Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1978-79, periods of tension between Washington and Moscow have generally been synonymous with rapprochement between Moscow and Tehran. In keeping... Read more

  • Smoke is seen rising from the the burning leftovers of an oil refinery over oil fields near the oil rich city of Ramlan, on Oct. 20, 2013, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Syria's oil industry has been massively hit since an uprising against the rule of president Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. (Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

    Middle Eastern Economies: Outlook, Policy Options, and the US Role

    On October 1, 2014, a group of Middle East Institute (MEI) scholars met to discuss the issue of Obama’s legacy regarding Middle East policy, with... Read more

  • Shiite Muslim clerics and supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah group march during a rally in southern Beirut to denounce a film mocking Islam on Sept. 17, 2012. (Joseph Eid/AFP/GettyImages)

    Hezbollah: In Syria for the Long Haul

    As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gazes across Damascus from his palace on Mount Qasioun, he can be grateful to his Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah allies... Read more

  • The Algerian Signed-in-Blood Battalion militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar on Jan. 17, 2013. (Belmokhtar Brigade)

    Obama’s Legacy on Terror

    On October 1, 2014, a group of Middle East Institute (MEI) scholars met to discuss the issue of Obama’s legacy regarding Middle East policy, with... Read more

  • Illustrations by "Daxiong" (pen name of Guo Jingxiong), art and composition by Luis Novaes. (Epoch Times)

    The Book That Is Changing China Is Ten Years Old

    On Nov. 19, 2004 the Chinese-language Epoch Times published the first part in a nine-part editorial series called “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.” By... Read more

  • Chen Yonglin addresses the crowd during a rally on June 26, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. The rally was organised to demand that the defectors from China Chen Yonglin and Hao Fengjun be granted asylum by the Australian government. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

    Former Chinese Diplomat Supports ‘Nine Commentaries’

    After speaking to rally in Sydney, Australia celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” former Chinese diplomat... Read more

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    What Happened at China Uncensored Meetup in Hong Kong?

    Here’s just a quick montage of the fan meetup we held in Hong Kong. It was great getting a chance to meet everyone! Hong Kong,... Read more

  • Smog covers the skyline in Beijing on Nov. 16, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    US–China Deal Perpetuates Climate Injustice

    A glance at the White House website reveals the degree to which the U.S. administration is misrepresenting the global warming issue. Under the headline, “A... Read more

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    Hong Kong Uncensored: Tiananmen Student Leader Reflects on Umbrella Movement

    China Uncensored interviews former Tiananmen student leader Mr. Zhou Fengsuo at the Umbrella Movement’s Admiralty protest site in Hong Kong. Two student-led protest movements 25... Read more

  • Coolman, an Occupy movement protester. (China Uncensored/Facebook.com)

    Protecting the Students of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

    People have come from around the world to Hong Kong for one purpose – protect the students of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. Some have even... Read more

  • Participants in the World Transplant Congress sign a petition calling for the end of forced organ harvesting in China, on July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (Zhou Rong/Epoch Times)

    New Policy Attempts to Hide Ongoing Crimes in China 

    The doctor appointed to make excuses for forced organ harvesting in China has once again changed his story regarding the source of organs for transplantation... Read more

  • Protesters stand on the front lines during a face off with the police in Monk Kok, Hong Kong, on Nov. 5, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Uncensored: Police and Protesters Clash in Mong Kok

    A violent confrontation between police and protesters once again erupted in Mong Kok, Hong Kong late in the evening. China Uncensored was there in the... Read more

  • File photo shows NTD journalist Chris Chappell interviewing James Bang, a journalist who had a confrontation with police, at Mong Kok, Hong Kong, Nov. 5, 2014 (China Uncensored/Facebook)

    Witnessing a Late-Night Clash at a Hong Kong Protest Site

    HONG KONG—Remember, remember the 5th of November. That was the famous chant of Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated in the UK, then immortalized in the graphic... Read more

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    The Handmade Armor of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

    Protesters on the front line barricades of the Umbrella Movement have designed their own armor to protect themselves from possible police attacks. But will it... Read more

  • Drawings and artwork of China's Leader Xi Jinping are posted at the Mong Kok protest in Hong Kong on on Oct. 31, 2014. Activist say that because the posters are of Xi, the police are less likely to take them down. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Xi Jinping ‘On the Fence’ Over Hong Kong Protests

    Why is Chinese leader Xi Jinping turning up on the front line barricades of the Umbrella Movement? The Umbrella Movement protesters have put up Xi... Read more

  • A farmer harvests a crop in the village of Gangzhong in China's eastern Zhejiang Province on Nov. 19, 2013. China suffers from severe economic inequality, with 468 million people spending less than US$2 per day. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Is Poorer Than It Appears

    Recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that based on purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations, China’s 2014 gross domestic product (GDP) will be $17.6 trillion,... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters stand off with the police after they were trying all night to shutdown parts of Argyle Street and Nathan Road in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, on Oct. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    10 Ways to Understand Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

    1. Teens, Youth, and Middle-Aged People Scholarism, the Hong Kong Federation of Students ,and the Troika of Occupy Central are the three major groups that... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters hold their hands up to show they are unarmed to police officers after they tried to shutdown Lung Wo Road for the second night in a row in Hong Kong on Oct. 16, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Epoch Times Photographer Reflects on Conflicts He’s Been Covering in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG–Epoch Times photographer Benjamin Chasteen has been documenting the Umbrella Movement through his camera lens, and the recent spate of Hong Kong police action... Read more

  • Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hold signs upside down that say in Chinese “Black Police,” referring to the incident in which police beat and kicked protesters as they removed them from Long Wo Road, on Oct. 15. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Brutality and Determination in Hong Kong

    News Analysis After over two weeks of student protests for democracy that have clogged some of Hong Kong’s busiest thoroughfares, the city’s chief executive has... Read more

  • Joshua Wong, one of the organizers of "Occupy Hong Kong," finishes speaking with the media in the Central District of Hong Kong on Oct. 6, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong: It’s a Difficult Battle, but the Students Should Get Their Say

    With the world media outside China focusing on Hong Kong’s democracy protests, it’s easy to forget that it began as a fishing village, became a... Read more

  • A pro-democracy activist outside the government complex in the Central District of Hong Kong on Oct. 9, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Real Reason HK Government Pulled Out of Dialogue

    The Hong Kong government pulled out of negotiating with protesters after news broke that in 2012 Leung Chun-ying received a $6.5 million payment from an... Read more

  • A woman who is pro-CCP speaks on a loud speaker as pro-democracy protesters boo and yell at her in the Central District of Hong Kong on Oct. 7. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Government’s Missteps Give Xi Jinping Opportunity

    Commentary Xi’s Difficult Spot The Hong Kong protests have put Xi Jinping in a difficult spot. The difficulty for the general secretary of the Chinese... Read more

  • Tens of thousands of democracy protesters hold lights during speeches Oct. 4, 2014 in Hong Kong. On Oct. 10 negotations between students protesting for universal suffrage and the Hong Kong government are scheduled to begin. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

    Negotiations With Hong Kong’s Students Are Just a Tactic

    Talks between the students protesting in Hong Kong for universal suffrage and the Hong Kong government will start on Friday. It looks like the Chinese Communist... Read more

  • A woman leaves a note on a wall of the Legislative Counsel building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on October 2, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Protesters Risk All Hoping for Democracy

    Xi Jinping’s path to reforming the Chinese Communist Party has met a roadblock in Hong Kong. Since General Secretary Xi took power, his struggle to... Read more

  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, on Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

    Obama Holds Upper Hand on Immigration: Analysis

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican... Read more

  • (Shutterstock*)

    The Cult of Kiddie Danger

    The Richland, WA, school district is phasing out swings on its playgrounds. As the district’s spokesman recently told KEPR TV: “It’s just really a safety issue... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the ConnectED conference in the East Room of the White House Nov. 19, 2014, in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is the Obama Presidency Over?

    Is the Obama presidency over? This has been the burning question on the lips of many Washington DC pundits and beltway insiders in the wake... Read more

  • Finland's Ilkka Herola during the FIS World Cup Nordic Combined Ski Jumping HS130 competition in Lahti Ski Games in Lahti, Finland, on Feb. 28, 2014. (Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Finland’s Kids Often Top League Tables

    When looking at large-scale international studies and comparisons of education systems worldwide, everyone’s always talking about Finland. Finland seems to set the benchmark for education... Read more

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference on the final day of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane on Nov. 16, 2014. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

    Are We Facing Another Financial Crisis?

    Taken at face value, David Cameron’s warning this week about risks in the global economy sounds like it might be wonderfully prescient. Here’s the country’s... Read more

  • In Syria everything coming in, and everything going out is watched. (Shutterstock*)

    Lessons on Censorship From Syria’s Internet Filter Machines

    Norwegian writer Mette Newth once wrote that: “censorship has followed the free expressions of men and women like a shadow throughout history.” As we develop... Read more

  • A young Syrian man works at a clothes factory in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 23, 2013. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

    What Makes a Terrorist Stop Being a Terrorist?

    “Feet first.” That’s how one terrorist leader told recruits was the only way out. It makes sense. Allowing members to just walk away wouldn’t be... Read more

  • The NYU campus in New York on April 24, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Letter to a Manhattan Resident

    I am a resident of Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Recently, I received a letter from an oddly named group calling itself “The Rest of the... Read more

  • Russian soldiers stand near a trainload of their modified T-72 tanks after their arrival in Gvardeyskoe railway station near the Crimean capital Simferopol, on March 31, 2014. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

    Are Europe and the World Slipping Back Into a 2nd Cold War?

    Bloodshed in Europe and the Middle East against the backdrop of a breakdown in the dialogue between major powers is of enormous concern. The world... Read more

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes with his Iran's counterpart Hassan Rouhani during their bilateral meeting in Shanghai on May 21, 2014. (Alexey Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia’s Borders: Iran’s Cautious Friendship With Moscow

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  • Smoke is seen rising from the the burning leftovers of an oil refinery over oil fields near the oil rich city of Ramlan, on Oct. 20, 2013, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Syria's oil industry has been massively hit since an uprising against the rule of president Bashar al-Assad erupted in March 2011. (Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

    Middle Eastern Economies: Outlook, Policy Options, and the US Role

    On October 1, 2014, a group of Middle East Institute (MEI) scholars met to discuss the issue of Obama’s legacy regarding Middle East policy, with... Read more

  • Shiite Muslim clerics and supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah group march during a rally in southern Beirut to denounce a film mocking Islam on Sept. 17, 2012. (Joseph Eid/AFP/GettyImages)

    Hezbollah: In Syria for the Long Haul

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  • The Algerian Signed-in-Blood Battalion militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar on Jan. 17, 2013. (Belmokhtar Brigade)

    Obama’s Legacy on Terror

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  • The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis rests on the Arctic Ocean after breaking through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2009 on March 21, 2009. The U.S. Navy teamed with the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory to train in the arctic environment. (Tiffini M. Jones/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

    The Big Chill: Tensions in the Arctic

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  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (C) speaks at the announcement of the winning proposals and funding for the Rebuild by Design competition, in Manhattan on June 2, 2014. Joining Cuomo is N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) and Zia Khan (2nd L) of the Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (2nd R), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (R). (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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    IPCC Report Is Clear: We Must Clean up Our Act

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  • Left: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement announcing an interim agreement on Iranian nuclear power in the State Dining Room at the White House on Nov. 23, 2013 (T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool/Getty Images) Right: President Hassan Rouhani, of Iran, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Obama’s Legacy on Iran

    As Iran and the United States negotiate with the aim of reaching a diplomatic nuclear settlement by November 24, 2014, no one can doubt the... Read more

  • A girl looks at a fire in the township of Soweto on June 27, 2013. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

    G-20 Climate Challenge Calls for a Rethink of Economics

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  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks to the media after announcing a 16-member Ferguson Commission on Nov. 18, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 16 member commission is being brought together to study issues that have arisen since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    We Are St. Louis, Too

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    Dear Editor: I find the reaction of our national leaders and the media to the Ebola issue to be somewhat bizarre. They are treating Ebola... Read more

  • Clean Water for the Hudson

    Dear Editor: Re: David Lillard’s article “Supreme Court Denies Water Flows Downhill, EPA Proves Otherwise” published on Oct. 29. On the 42nd anniversary of the... Read more

  • Letters on Horse-Drawn Carriages

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  • NY City Council Addressing Seniors’ Needs

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    Readers Weigh In on GMO: ‘Eating Mad Scientist Projects,’ and the Right to Know

    On June 4 Epoch Times covered the progress of a state GMO food labeling bill. Among the many responses to “Finish Line Visible for New... Read more

  • Year-Round Earth Day

    Dear Editor: Let us celebrate Earth Day, April 22, all year long. Besides recycling newspapers, magazines, glass, plastics, old medicines, paints, and cleaning materials, there... Read more

  • A Move in the Wrong Direction

    Dear Editor: Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have decided to scrap the anti-terrorism program in Muslim communities. This move in my opinion... Read more

  • Climate Change Politics

    Dear Editor: Recently we’ve seen a flurry of articles and initiatives, spawned by the White House, to refocus on climate change. Whether this is a... Read more

  • Change the Constitution—or Change Congress?

    To the Editor: Is a convention a good idea? Many good patriots have given a Convention of the States (COS) a thumbs up, trusting the... Read more

  • Black Unemployment and Immigration

    To the Editor: Martin Luther King Jr. strove for racial equality and that equality has been achieved in many arenas. However, it is still lacking... Read more

  • State Department at Fault for the Benghazi Attacks

    To the Editor: The deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable and it was the fault... Read more

  • Erosion of Rights

    Dear Editor, Federal agencies like the IRS are out of control and it’s only going to get worse. Under the Obama administration, overreaching federal regulations... Read more

  • A Hamburger Today

    Dear Editor, It would not be difficult to find $6.4 billion out of a $3 trillion budget to pay for extending unemployment benefits three more... Read more

  • Which Mayoral Candidate Will Help the Rising Homeless and Housing-Displaced Population?

    Identifying a potential candidate for my city has become a conundrum of sorts. As a service provider in the New York City shelter system, I... Read more

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    A Superb Newspaper

    Dear Epoch Times, I am writing to thank you for creating a superb newspaper, week after week. Every Friday I look forward to receiving your... Read more

  • Letter to the Editor: Scampi Farming and the Environment

    Kudos to the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation for raising awareness about the environmental destruction caused by scampi farming (“Anti-Scampi Day Draws Attention to Industry... Read more

  • In Response to ‘Financial Aid for Immigrants Held Up in Albany’

    RE: Financial Aid for Immigrants Held Up in Albany I have a question that is beside the point of this article I just read. I... Read more

  • \In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, a collapsed section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River is seen in an aerial view over Mount Vernon, Wash. Part of the bridge collapsed Thursday evening, sending cars and people into the water when a an oversized truck hit the span, the Washington State Patrol chief said. For farmers, business owners and government officials up and down the West Coast, Washington’s bridge collapse on Interstate 5 represents much more than a close brush with tragedy. As much as $20 billion in freight travels to and from Canada and along the busy north-south corridor each year. Experts say the economic impact from the bridge collapse will spread further than western Washington. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Mike Siegel, File)

    Bridge Collapse is Another Wake-up Call

    The collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington should be another wake up call to all of us. America cannot continue to... Read more


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