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Searching for Chocolate’s Roots, and Enemies, in Colombia’s Wilderness

A healthy cacao pod from a farm in Colombia. The beans are dried and processed to make chocolate and cocoa powder. Eaten fresh, the soft, white, citrusy pulp makes a tasty snack. Credit: Lindzi Wessel ... read more

Tobacco: The Story of How Tobacco Seduced the World

the root is great, thick and of a woody substance ... in a list of finds that included such everyday consumables as potatoes, tomatoes, rubber, chocolate and maize. Plant geneticists have established ... read more

In search of pirates in Panama

Down at bootlace level, a young fer-de-lance slithers over a knot of tree roots and conceals its deadly self beneath ... which authorised them to harass His Majesty’s enemies abroad – a kind of 17th-c... read more

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How Conservation Became Colonialism

For decades, conservationists advocating the creation of such areas insisted on drawing a clear line separating nature — understood as raw, unpopulated wilderness — and culture ... set up digital came... read more


CBSE albatross: They must be some special Shakespeares who are doling out full marks in English 😜

The insanity of our marking system was rammed home to me when i marched into my friend’s place armed with cake and chocolates to celebrate his ... who cares about your career, 87 is the wilderness, 87 ... read more

How Titanoboa, the 40-Foot-Long Snake, Was Found

Looking around the colossal mine, evidence of an ancient wilderness can be seen ... Bloch with many such moments. The search for the river monsters of the Paleocene Epoch began here by accident 18 yea... read more

Commentary: Berry mystery unraveled

But let's work on next year. Small pots can be a bane for a healthy tomato root system. A pot the size of a 5-gallon bucket is a minimum for best tomato growth. Tomatoes in pots develop fungal and bac... read more

The Drug War's Collateral Damage

Culture11 asked me to write a piece outlining the drug war’s collateral damage. That’s a tall order ... as states deployed National Guard troops to search for marijuana hidden in fields and forests an... read more

Food for thought: India can take some feasting lessons from Italy

With the main action happening at midnight, it would have been a long dinner, even with additional entertainment from jazz musicians Chic Chocolate and Micky Correa and dance performances from Shirin ... read more

Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives

This is an invited guest post by Andrea Kuszewski, a Behavior Therapist and Consultant for children on the autism spectrum based in Florida, and a researcher and manager with VORTEX: Integrative Scien... read more

Bangladesh has degenerated into an Islamic fundamentalist country and government is responsible for it

They have also been taught that ‘jihad’ is mandatory for every Muslim and Muslims should turn Darul Harb (the Land of the Enemy) into Darul Islam ... the ‘two-nation’ theory, has degenerated into an I... read more

After sidelining and then promoting him, BJP’s reliance on BS Yeddyurappa may be yielding diminishing returns

But the BJP, strangely, is finding the going tough ... His exit from the BJP, a spell in the wilderness, and eventual return on the eve of Lok Sabha elections, was followed by a period when Amit Shah ... read more



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