Finding Harmony Between Humans and Elephants

….How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human–elephant conflict in Thailand. Text Sarah Eichstadt When elephants enter her farm, Roengrom “Rom” Amsamarng runs...

Travel and Adventure


This Is What The Man With An Asteroid Named After Him...

His suggestions: flying out to meteorite craters and lying on a mattress in the middle of the desert.   Text Rachel Genevieve Chia     Amar Sharma might not...

The Lungs of the Earth


Little People of the Andaman Islands

By Jayanta Sarkar, Anthropological Survey of India Additional Information Researchers at the Database for Indigenous Cultural Evolution, University of Missouri; Anvita Abbi, Professor of Linguistics,...

The Reality of Recycling Plastics

Text Rachel Kwek It is no secret that only 9% of our global plastic waste is recycled. The rest end up in incinerators, landfills and our oceans. Knowing the identity of the plastic you use is key in making sure that more of what is used is successfully recycled. While...

The Birth of Divergence

In 2014, the Limnonectes larvaepartus, or tadpole-laying frog, was finally characterised as a new species, 25 years since the first individual was discovered in the Wartabone National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Discover the Philippines – Camiguin and Vigan

Spend your next vacation at two of the most Spanish-influenced islands on the Philippine archipelago. Explore the pristine beaches including Mindoro Beach, Sta. Catalina Beach, and White Island as well as the breathtaking natural landscapes. Climb the towering mountains that overlook the town and appreciate the architectural beauty of...

Herbs Under Pressure

Text by Satya S. Tripathi The Vital use of herbs Asian herbs have been a source of nutrition and vital medication for millennia. But the extinction of crucial herb species caused by human activity is rupturing this healing fabric of life. Asia's ancient civilisations have been using indigenous herbs for more than...

Current Affairs

Observing The New Uzbekistan

Central Asia's most populous nation Uzbekistan was voted for their leader. Around 20 million Uzbeks are eligible for an election on 9 July at...

Palm Progress

Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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