5 fun facts about Herbs in Asia you probably didn’t know...

Asia is often affectionately associated with the use of herbs in the cuisines and daily lives. Different parts of Asia use herbs in different...


Travel and Adventure


How Does Climate Change Affect the Ocean?

This year brought some bad news on the climate change front: researchers found that ice is melting faster worldwide, and there’s a greater sea-level rise anticipated....


Ghost Nets of the Ocean

Huge fishing vessels pipe through the Torres Strait every day, casting their nets and reeling in the bounty. But yet more net drifts along the coast, forgotten but for the animals that become ensnared in it, and the islanders whose paradise wanes with the ocean's suffering. Rising to the call, these ambassadors have woven their message of conservation into stunning works of art.

Silk Road Expedition to China

In June 2017, 15 explorers embarked on the trip of a lifetime, tracing the history of the Silk Road in China – the first in a series of three Asian Geographic Expeditions in 2017. The travellers share their experience through images in this exclusive online gallery
Palaeontologists Dr Wang Xiaolin and Dr Alexander Kellner collecting egg fossils

Over 200 Fossilised Pterosaur Eggs Discovered In China

Fossils of this thin-shelled egg are extremely rare, but a windfall has bestowed researchers with hundreds of intact samples

Effective Water Management Strategy and Its Environmental Impact

By Katreena Sarmiento Thanks to modern conveniences, many have taken water for granted. Yes, people certainly know they need water, but they do not think of it as a resource that needs conserving. After all, water comes out of the taps in their home. It even gets sold in bottles...

The Future of Language

In our everchanging lexical world, where languages twist and turn, and sometimes bend over backwards or die out to suit trends, cultural changes and technology, the future of the spoken and written word is difficult to predict.

Current Affairs

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...

Who Peels Your Garlic: Inside Manila’s Informal Economy

By Geela Garcia The garlic peeling industry in Baseco, Manila renders Filipino women among the least visible, worst paid, and most dispensable part of...

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The Uniquely Southeast Asian Sport of Sepak Takraw

Sepak takraw may have been around since the 15th century, but it’s no forgotten relic. Find out more about the history of this fast-growing sport – and its bid for Olympic recognition

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