Statues That Walked

Who Built the Easter Island Moai
and Whatever Happened to Them?

The known history of our presence in this planet is poked with huge gaps, where the data is either lost or undecipherable. We may have learned something about the past by analyzing the geological record, tree rings, uncovered objects, and even the content of burial sites left by ancient peoples.
But the more we explore and compare the data about lost civilizations, the more we realize the gargantuan canyons that Continue reading

Drowning Nations

Global Warming May Claim
Its First Micronesian Nation

The 29 low-lying coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean that make up the Republic of the Marshall Islands have a history that goes back four thousand years. This Micronesian nation was named after an English captain, hosted U.S. WWII battles against the Japanese and nuclear tests, and was ruled by a succession of European powers. It finally became a self-governing country in 1979.
It’s now the first one risking to disappear for good, under the threat of rising sea levels. Its 60 thousand plus inhabitants are running against the clock so it can also be declared the first Continue reading