Washington University in St. Louis

Deep history of coconuts decoded

The coconut (the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera) is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom; in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be spun into rope, and a ...

Jun 24, 2011 4.9 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

Can U.S. law handle polygamy?

HBO's Big Love and TLC's reality-TV offering Sister Wives have thrust polygamy into popular culture in the United States. Estimates are that somewhere between 50,000-100,000 families in this country are currently risking crimin ...

Jun 21, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 20