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‘Things Shouldn’t Be Like This’: Lingering Effects of Peru’s Jungle Oil Spills

On August 10, the fourth oil spill since the start of 2016 was reported in the Peruvian Amazon. More than 20 similar spills have crippled the region over the past five years.

Puppies and Scientists Team Up Against Zika and Other Diseases

In the fight against Zika, bubonic plague, and other infectious diseases in the Amazon, microbial biologist and National Geographic grantee Ryan Jones has found an unlikely and adorable ally: puppies.

Indigenous Amazonians Reeling From Oil Spills in the Jungle

An oil pipe can burst anywhere, even deep in the Amazon. Even there, not only does the environment suffer, people must struggle with far-ranging damage and contamination.

Surprisingly Healthy Teeth Write a New Chapter in Ancient History

How did these ancient Peruvian commoners stay just as healthy as the ruling class? And what can we learn from them?

The Skeletons of Olmos, Part IV: Soccer Club—1, Archaeologists—0

When you’re in Peru, you’re out of luck … if a soccer team shows up with reservations for your hotel room.