botany

Ensorcelled: Sorcery Meets Industry in Papua New Guinea

Riding on the tailgate of a two-seater truck as it rattled over bone-shaking potholes and pits of mud, Jacob leaned over and told me a local sorcerer was currently trying to kill him. I wiped a fly off my nose ...

Golden Gate BioBlitz: Lots of Nature to Explore

I really wish I could participate personally in this Golden Gate BioBlitz, because I grew up in San Francisco and became fascinated with nature – first mainly insects, then plants – in the City and around the Bay Area, from the 1940s ...

The Surprising Power of “Sentiment” in International Work

In a place where population growth is moving incredibly fast, added pressure on farmers in India in the wake of crushing debt and failed crops calls for a new agricultural approach. Genetic modification and organic farming present promising solutions. Young ...