Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
As the afternoon breezes blow harder in the Atacama Desert—a place so desolate it’s used as a model of Mars—more microbes move into its driest regions.
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert

As the afternoon breezes blow harder in the Atacama Desert—a place so desolate it’s used as a model of Mars—more microbes move into its driest regions.

As the afternoon breezes blow harder in the Atacama Desert—a place so desolate it’s used as a model of Mars—more microbes move into its driest regions.

South America
Amid Science Cuts, Brazil’s National Museum Tries to Recover
Amid Science Cuts, Brazil’s National Museum Tries to Recover
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 11, 2019
Nine months after a fire destroyed priceless collections, scientists are working restore the archives and keep their research afloat.
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Genetic information from dozens of individuals living 700 to 10,000 years ago reveals connections between Clovis and Native Americans and South Americans.
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ancient Andeans Had Novel Genetic Advantages to Adapt to Altitude
Ashley Yeager | Oct 19, 2018
Unlike other populations living at high altitude, Andeans didn’t rely on hypoxia-related genes.
New Study Contradicts Previous Idea About Origins of South Americans
New Study Contradicts Previous Idea About Origins of South Americans
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 1, 2018
Divergent human lineages of North America intermingled before setting off to establish populations of Central and South America.  
Neurophysiologist, Ethnographer, and World Explorer Dies
Neurophysiologist, Ethnographer, and World Explorer Dies
Aggie Mika | Jul 18, 2017
S. Allen Counter pursued scientific questions within various cultures throughout the world.
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case
Kerry Grens | May 25, 2017
Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.
Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2017
The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.
Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded
Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded
Tanya Lewis | May 12, 2016
Interim President Michel Temer fuses the country’s science and telecommunications ministries amid funding cuts.
Science at a Premium
Science at a Premium
Kerry Grens | Mar 15, 2015
Although research supplies are exempted from Argentina’s import restrictions, regulations for bringing materials into the country are hampering science nonetheless.