Lost & Found – The Oxus treasure

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Text & Photos by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare   The thought of driving the road from Kabul, Afghanistan to Peshawar, Pakistan strikes fear into the...
Indonesia , Races, Makepung

Indonesia’s Harvest Races

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While top athletes duke it out in stadiums at this year's Asian Games, Indonesia’s agrarian backwaters have their own versions of sporting entertainment, starring the very bovines that plough the fields

Bangkok’s Chinese Heritage May Soon Be Bulldozed

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The Thai capital's new train line may see the removal of cultural sites including an iconic village of alms bowl makers 

The Wallace Line: Where Kangaroo Meets Monkey

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The region of islands, Wallacea is named after the pioneering ecologist and geographer Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913), one of the titans of 19th-century British science. His observations of zoological differences to the northwest and southeast of an imaginary line through the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were part of a body of work that, alongside Charles Darwin, reinvented biology through the lens of evolution.

The Temple in the Sea

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As the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect, many people are left wondering if it’s already too late to save many of the world’s vulnerable low-lying coastal communities. The science shows that sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 3.5 millimetres per year since the early 1990s. This rising sea level is directly linked to global climate change due to three important factors: the warming of the oceans, or thermal expansion; the melting of glaciers; and ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica.

Jewelled Princes

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The Shan people celebrate the ordination of young Buddhist novices with Poy Sang Long – an extravagant spiritual party that usually takes place between...

On Poisons & Policies

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After decades of wars and violence, from the Vietnam War to the Killing Fields of Cambodia, peace now reigns across Southeast Asia. Even in Myanmar, war-torn for decades, peace negotiations are underway. But one war stubbornly remains: It is brutal and merciless, backed with the harshest laws and toughest police action, but is nevertheless apparently intractable and unwinnable. This is the drug war.
Layap Tribe, Cordyceps Harvesting, Nepal Villagers, Traditional Medicine

The Himalayan Parasite Worth More Than Gold

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The parasitic fungi that spawned a decade-long, Nepali gold rush may soon die out thanks to climate change