It seems the 136th largest country in the World, the Solomon Islands, is barely on the global radar (unless you are a diver). I will definitely need to do some full on research whilst travelling to find out more about this nation. 56 more words
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Oh wow, how Auckland has changed in the last six years. Why did I leave it so long between visits?!
Due to hosting a flurry of major sporting event, including the Rugby World Cup in 2011, and the Cricket World Cup earlier this year, the city has invested in further developing the city. 184 more words
A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact. 433 more words
Epic pre-Columbian voyage suggested by genes
Wooden canoes like this one from Easter Island may have brought Native Americans and Polynesians together.
Polynesians from Easter Island and natives of South America met and mingled long before Europeans voyaged the Pacific, according to a new genetic study of living Easter Islanders. 464 more words
Note: Pretty gruesome scene, my sincere condolences to loved ones for your loss. As tragic as this may be, hopefully the Japanese will see this as a sign that Gaia’s had enough of Japan’s cavalier, inhumane stance on whaling – “ENOUGH”! 401 more words