Powerful Cyclone Rips Through Vanuatu, Cutting Communications
The Category 5 storm hit the Pacific island nation on Monday, complicating its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.
5 Takeaways From the Ancient DNA Research Story
Paleogenomics is upending of our assumptions about prehistoric times and shaking up how people envision their ancestry.
An Island Nation’s Health Experiment: Vaccines Delivered by Drone
In Vanuatu, 20 percent of children miss their shots because villages are so hard to reach. It has hired an Australian company to fly them in.
South Pacific Nation Shrugs Off Worries on China’s Influence
To calm security concerns about China’s growing influence in the South Pacific, Vanuatu’s foreign minister shared a contract his country signed with China in 2014.
Australia Shudders Amid Talk of a Chinese Military Base in Its Backyard
A report that China approached Vanuatu about establishing a military presence in the island nation has raised alarm bells in the region.
As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food
A ban on imported food at government functions and tourist establishments is an early step to prevent disease and promote healthy habits in an isolated province of Vanuatu.
From the Mountains, to the Prairies, to the Ocean to Vanuatu
An American flag flapped on a crooked pole. I found myself saluting it, something I would never have done back in the U.S. Then I got out my ukulele.
The Residents of Vanuatu, Then and Now
Skull analysis suggests the earliest inhabitants may have had Asian and Polynesian roots, while modern residents are more similar to Melanesians.
Survivors on Aftermath of Vanuatu Storm
Survivors tried to rebuild on Wednesday after a cyclone lashed out over the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu last weekend.
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