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Island Hopping in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay

Located just north of Australia, Papua New Guinea is a weird and wonderful place. Its more than seven million inhabitants are scattered across 600 islands and speak over 800 different languages, making for cultural and geographic diversity that's virtually unmatched elsewhere on the planet. Show More Summary

"This statement confirmed the findings of the United Nations International Labor Organization that..."

6 days agoTechnology : Message

“This statement confirmed the findings of the United Nations International Labor Organization that the United States is one of four countries — along with Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea — that has no paid maternity leave.” - An American Outrage: Having Babies on Sick Leave | Judith Barnett "Christian countries," all of them, fwiw. (via slavin)

Enhanced Satellite Connectivity in Papua New Guinea

SpeedCast partners with O3b to deliver enhanced connectivity to Papua New Guinea   Global satellite communications service provider SpeedCast International

On Paid Family Leave, Obama Has Work to Do

last weekNews : News Desk

What do Papua New Guinea, Oman, and the United States of America have in common? They are the only three countries in the world with no paid-maternity-leave law. When you point out the deficiencies of the United States in this regard, somebody often replies, “This isn’t Scandinavia; we can’t impose cuddly capitalism”—the M.I.T. Show More Summary

LeBron James Will Co-Produce a Game Show Featuring 'Life Changing' Cash Prizes

LeBron James is preparing to hand out cash to the people of Ohio, but first, you’ll have to tell him the capital of Papua New Guinea. Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon reports that Spring Hill Productions, the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s production...Show More Summary

Meet the islanders stranded at sea for four months

When a group of men from Papua New Guinea jumped in a boat and began a trip to a neighbouring island, they thought no further ahead than what they'd be eating for dinner.

Scripture In Heart Language? Wycliffe Gives Tiny Island Incredible Bible Translation

On a tiny exotic island just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Patpatar people are reading and understanding Scripture that's in their heart language as the result of the completion by a Bible translation team of the New Testament, Wycliffe Associates announced this week. A training facility for translators is growing as well.

Witch Hunting Is a Growing Problem in Papua New Guinea

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Artemisinin-naphthoquine malaria combo drug therapy for children

Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease that kills approximately 600,000 people every year. Several different parasite species cause malaria and in some settings, such as Papua New Guinea, two species, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, are responsible for the majority of malaria infections. Show More Summary

O3b Aims to Offer Real Broadband to the World’s ‘Other 3 Billion’

O3b provides broadband network access to service providers in such isolated, far-flung and hard-to-reach locations as the Colombian Amazon, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo capital of Kinshasa, as well as Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan. The launch of four new satellites promises to increase both speed and affordability.

Military-police violence in PNG: Australia must pay attention

Just hours after Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo delivered a cautiously upbeat address to the parade marking the end of his first year as Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF), a handful of his troops threatened to...Show More Summary

Quick comment: Sean Dorney on Australia-PNG relations

It's a big week for Papua New Guinea in Australia. Prime Minister Peter O'Neil is in town for talks with Tony Abbott, there's a big PNG mining and petroleum investment conference underway in Sydney, and the Lowy Institute is hostingShow More Summary

Listening to people of the Amazon during COP 20: A story of land rights

Tamshiyacu, a village on the Amazon river in the far north of Peru, is home to a story familiar to people in Cambodia, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea and many more countries. This week I got to hear that story first hand. Like in so many...Show More Summary

Changes in microbial communities in coastal sediments along natural CO2 gradients at a volcanic vent in Papua New Guinea

Natural CO2 venting systems can mimic conditions that resemble intermediate to high pCO2 levels as predicted for our future oceans. They represent ideal sites to investigate potential long-term effects of ocean acidification on marine life. To test whether microbes are affected by prolonged exposure to pCO2 levels, we examined the composition and diversity of microbial […]

What's Up with All the Red Teeth in Papua New Guinea?

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

After you arrive in Papua New Guinea, it won't be long until you notice that everyone's teeth are red and black. It's not the most appealing or fashionable look, but it is the reality and aftermath of chewing betel nut, a habit along the same lines of chewing tobacco or "dipping" in Western culture. Show More Summary

Asylum Seekers Want Obama to Save Them From Australian-Run Internment Camps

The refugees say they are being treated like animals at an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea

Milne Bay: These Over-Water Bungalows Show How Pretty PNG Can Be

2 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The Nuli Sapi Lodge outside of Milne Bay and Alotau So far, we've talked mostly about how difficult it can be to travel in Papua New Guinea, both in terms of finances and logistics. Yesterday, when we presented you with one of the more...Show More Summary

One of Papua New Guinea's Most Prized Attractions is for the Birds

2 months agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

One of Papua New Guinea?s main tourism markets is centered around the beautiful Bird of Paradise, which is only found in PNG and parts of Australia. Its brightly-colored features and dramatic presence draws the international birding crowd to PNG, from organized tours to research and educational focus groups. Show More Summary

This Chain of Lodges is Your Best Bet When Exploring Papua New Guinea

2 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Trans Niugini Tours' new Lake Murray Lodge If a road does exist between two towns in Papua New Guinea, it is most likely unpaved and goes through jungles and across rivers. When it rains, these roads can flood and become unpassable, leaving travelers stuck to wait it out. Show More Summary

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