Archaeologists determined the step-by-step path taken by the first people to settle the Caribbean islands
Did people settle these islands by traveling north from South America, or in the other direction? Reanalyzing data from artifacts discovered decades ago provides a definitive answer.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
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Sexual reproduction helps keep coral colonies diverse and resilient. Now, scientists are doing it in a lab to restock flagging reefs.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
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A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.
April 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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New research with skulls upends ideas about who arrived in the Caribbean when. "We're going to have to reinterpret everything we thought we knew."
Jan. 14, 2020 • ~7 min
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Research finds that the first Caribbean islanders came straight from South America to the northern Caribbean, initially settling Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.
Jan. 7, 2020 • ~3 min
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A pilot program to address hypertension shows promise in bateyes, rural sugarcane settlements in the Dominican Republic.
March 19, 2019 • ~3 min
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