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Asia’s Most Quake-Prone Countries

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5 Top Places to See Wildlife in Asia

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Two Thai Elephants Rescued and Walked to Samui Elephant Haven

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Trees: An Antidote to Desertification

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The Birth of Divergence: The Discovery of the Tadpole-Laying Frog

Text and images by Djoko T. Iskandar During an expedition in 1989, a small, common-looking frog with a body length of about 40 milli-metres was...

Invasion of the Bloodiest: Asia’s Bite-Size Biters

by Associate Professor Gregor Devine Mosquitos – those bloodsucking demons that have roamed the face of the Earth for more than 100 million years –...

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