Author Archives: Brian Zhang

Biodiversity: A Thing of the Past?

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Found in nine South American countries, this mass of land contains approximately 10% of the world’s biodiversity. Biodiversity is defined as the “number, abundance, composition, spatial distribution, and interactions of genotypes, populations, species, functional types and traits, and landscape units in a […]

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Shamans: Preserving History

As a skeptic of the legitimacy of shamanistic practices; naturally, I decided to research shamans. The supernatural has always been a topic of fascination for me, even if I do not believe. We live in a world where supernatural beliefs tend to get suppressed. In the past, spirits were used to explain the unexplainable; to […]

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