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5 things to catch at the Refugee Fest in KL

Films, book launches and photo exhibitions on the refugee experience are all on display

How did the human brain get so big?

Our big brains come at a price – one-fifth of our energy intake is devoted to its upkeep – so how and why did we develop them in the first place?

Saving South America’s ‘magic tree’, the bountiful guaimaro

Essential to sustaining life in prehistoric times, the bountiful guaimaro fruit tree has been decimated by deforestation in Columbia. But there’s a movement to save it by encouraging people to appreciate its usefulness and plant it again.

Music from ‘Black Panther’, ‘Greatest Showman’ spur film soundtrack renaissance

Soundtrack from movies is getting a boost in sales thanks to popular music and songs featured in films such as 'Black Panther' and 'Greatest Showman'.

Could these be the crops of the future?

You may not have heard of them yet, but underutilised crops like moringa and Bambara groundnuts could be the future of agriculture.

'Ketika Bumi Menari' converses on environmental issues through dance

Ketika Bumi Menari is about how experimental dance converses on environmental issues.

Mass industrial crops are killing off local plants and food diversity

Agrobiodiversity should be preserved against the global spread of cheap, low-quality genetically uniform industrial foods. This has benefits for nutrition, health, the environment, and maintains variety in taste and flavours.

Climate change refugees will become an ever more serious problem

Climate change refugees will become an ever more serious problem be it expanding deserts, rising sea levels, more intense hurricanes or bigger floods.

Why don’t the world's 42 billionaires donate their income to charity every other year?

An economic system that benefits 42 people over 7.5 billion simply cannot continue, says Big Smile, No Teeth columnist Jason Godfrey.

Climate and weather disasters cost USA a record RM1.2 trillion in 2017

A series of devastating hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme weather marked the third-warmest year on record in the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).