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How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse
Skywatchers across Southeast Asia and the western Pacific can witness a solar eclipse. Here’s how to observe it from other places, too.
Experts Study Zika’s Path From First Outbreak in Pacific
The virus, which has been around in Asia for decades, first hit hard on Yap Island, and spread across the Pacific, with a huge outbreak now in Brazil.
How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika
A sudden, sharp increase in babies with “no foreheads and very strange heads” was baffling doctors in Brazil. That set off a search for answers that led to a little-known pathogen, the Zika virus.
Ancestral Remedies to the Rescue
Ethnobotanists help Micronesian communities preserve medicinal plant knowledge and resources for future generations.
Pacific Islands Band Together on a Shark Sanctuary
The harvesting of sharks and the possession or sale of shark parts will be banned throughout Palau, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia and Guam.
A Pacific Island Challenge to European Air Pollution
Micronesia, saying that climate change threatened its existence, appealed to the Czech Republic to decommission a coal-fired power plant.
Discovery Challenges Finding of a Separate Human Species
Some scientists say the finding calls into question claims that the first such specimens, from Indonesia, represent a separate human species.
Pacific Islanders’ Ancestry Emerges in Genetic Study
An international team of scientists found evidence that Polynesians and Micronesians were more closely related to East Asians, and had few links to western Pacific islanders.
Pacific Overtures From Mystic Spirits
The spectacular, beautifully reinstalled rooms of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Oceanic galleries offer a wonderfully expansive, soul-stirring display.
Murder Charges Filed in Shooting of Three Leaders of a Missouri Church
Prosecutors filed three murder charges against a Micronesian man accused of opening fire inside a church in Neosho, Mo., on Sunday, killing three people.
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