For centuries, residents of the Colombian village of Belmira believed an ancestral curse was causing people to go crazy. The problem is a mutated gene that triggers early-onset Alzheimer's. The case is a unique opportunity for Alzheimer’s research.
Colombia teems with birds, but until recently fighting between the government and guerilla groups scared visitors away. Now, former war zones are fast becoming bird-watching hotspots. And that could help preserve them.
Indigenous people in Colombia suffered greatly during years of armed conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. But since last year's peace agreement, some things have gotten worse.
If one flower has become synonymous with Valentine's Day, it's the rose. The fragrant blooms are everywhere, from 24-hour gas stations to fancy florists. But their pervasiveness begs a question: How green is my red rose?
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