Archaeologists Think These Volcanic Glass Tools Were Used for Tattooing
Did ancient Pacific Islanders use volcanic glass tools for tattooing?
Cooking Underground on Rapa Nui
Commonly known as Easter Island, the tiny Pacific island of Rapa Nui is famous for its massive moai statues, but it's also home to a centuries-old cooking method that involves slow-cooking meat underground.
How to Lead a Nation That Will Be Swallowed by the Sea
The president of low-lying Kiribati has spent nearly a decade trying to save his people from rising sea levels. There’s a good chance he will not succeed. This is how he leads a nation that will likely not exist in 100 years.
Notes on Eating the World's Largest Living Arthropod
I was on Atafu, an atoll far into the blue nowhere of the South Pacific, when I was offered a taste of the rich, massive coconut crab—which I later found out is endangered.
Hell or Salt Water
How a Small Island Nation Is Saving the Humble Sea Dick
The humble sea cucumber, an animal oft-adorned with the most undignified of common names—donkey dung, burnt hotdog, sea dick—is among the world’s most valuable fisheries.
Andrew David Thaler
Mark Hunt and the History of Broken Hands in the Pacific
Samoan fighter Mark Hunt hit Antonio Silva so hard that he broke his hand, joining a long tradition of ancient Pacific Island martial artists in the process.
Pacific Islanders Threatened By Climate Change Face a Legal Black Hole
For Ursula Rakova, climate change isn't a theory—it's a tangible threat that has been encroaching upon her ancestral home on the Carterets Islands for decades now.