Asia

climate change

‘Climate Crisis’ Will Claim One-Third of Himalayan Glaciers by 2100

"Mountain people are really getting hit hard."
Sarah Emerson
2.4.19
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Grow Rice

Malaysian farmers are watching changing weather patterns threaten their staple crops, and switching to other crops might be the only answer.
Sawsan Morrar
10.11.17
Food

Malaysian Authorities Have Been Raiding Vape Shops

The industry has exploded in the country in recent years, but the government has been cracking down.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.16.16
Health

There's a Rabies Vaccine But 59,000 People Still Die From It Every Year

The WHO wants the world to double down on fighting rabies, and finally end the disease.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.10.15
Internet

Kazakhstan Announces Plan to Spy on Encrypted Internet Traffic

But details from the mainly state-backed telecom mysteriously vanish from the web.
Joseph Cox
12.3.15
News

40,000 Years Ago, Our Ancestors Were Eating Rats the Size of Small Dogs

You might be happy that they’re gone, but their disappearance could hold valuable lessons for modern conservation efforts
Daniel Oberhaus
11.8.15
News

LINE, the WhatsApp of Japan, Is Adding Some Pretty Serious Encryption

Encrypted messaging is gaining steam, to the tune of 560 million new users.
Joseph Cox
10.13.15
News

India Launches ASTROSAT, Its First Space Observatory

The multi-wavelength observatory is set to give India a new view of the stars.
Emiko Jozuka
9.28.15
News

The United States’ Lone Sumatran Rhino Is Heading Home to Find Love

Single Sumatran rhino seeks female for long-term relationship.
Rachel Pick
8.26.15
Art

These 100-Year-Old Photos Are Being Reunited With the Communities They Depict

In the early 1900s, anthropologists amassed 26,000 photographs of the indigenous Evenki and Orochen people from Inner Mongolia and Siberia. Now they're being digitized.
Emiko Jozuka
7.31.15
uk

Where the Internet Lives: This Map Shows Which Countries Have Most People Online

What countries look like if they're sized proportionally to their number of internet users.
Emiko Jozuka
7.13.15
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