Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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Brighter areas, such as agricultural land, aren't hospitable to big-eyed birds, research finds. The study links the size of bird eyes, habitat, and foraging style.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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The discovery of a carved stone box suggests that Lake Titicaca was a locus of ritual and ceremonial activity by the Inca, researchers say.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Gold rush, mercury legacy: Small-scale mining for gold has produced long-lasting toxic pollution, from 1860s California to modern Peru
Small-scale gold mining operations in developing countries are major sources of toxic mercury pollution, using techniques that haven't changed much since the California Gold Rush 150 years ago.
May 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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Big data could give archaeology a big boost, researchers show with new work on the Inca Empire. But they have some caveats about its power, too.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~1 min
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A new study shows that rising temperatures drive the disappearance of mountain-top bird species in Peru.
Oct. 29, 2018 • ~4 min