Celebrated author and anthropologist Jared Diamond has written a new book on his decades of field work in the Pacific Islands of New Guinea.
Indigenous knowledge and science often seem poles apart, but meshing them can curb disaster risk, reports Smriti Mallapaty.
Growing resistance to artemisinin is threatening to roll back gains made in combating the disease, said malaria experts at a health conference in Sydney, Australia last week.
A new study shows that the malaria species widespread in the Asia-Pacific region has been a key driver of human genome evolution.
A three-year clinical trial that used a combination of antimalarial drugs reduced malaria infections in infants by up to 30 percent without suppressing natural immunity.
Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document endangered languages have unveiled an effective new tool: talking dictionaries.
Researchers have found two new frog species in New Guinea, one of which is the new smallest known vertebrate on Earth.