Sips of the Silk Road highlight legacy of traders

Friday, October 6, 2017

The dates are from present-day Pakistan, the roasted cumin from Xinjiang.”It’s a drink that captures the essence of the Silk Road,” says Beijing’s amiable barman Badr Benjelloun of one of his favorite cocktails, From Kashgar with Love. Kashgar, an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is the westernmost Chinese city and it has […]

Humans can genetically adapt to polluted environments

Friday, October 6, 2017

Some indigenous groups in the Andes of northern Argentina have developed increased resistance to arsenic, Swedish researchers found.Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University in Sweden have identified the gene that underlies the altered metabolism of these populations and protects against exposure to arsenic. The study is the first in showing that some humans […]