A testament to the Andean gods survives in Bolivia’s capital

LA PAZ, Bolivia — At the Witches’ Market in Bolivia’s capital city, llama fetuses hang above stalls as offerings to the mother earth spirit known as Pachamama. Tourists and residents line up to buy medicinal plants to heal their bodies and ward off curses, while “yatiris,” or indigenous healers, offer to read their fortunes on coca leaves. Incense perfumes the air.

Na Wai Chamber Choir annual concert this weekend

Na Wai Chamber Choir, a women’s vocal ensemble dedicated to the preservation, propagation and innovation of Hawaiian choral and vocal music, presents its annual concert “Moloka‘i Nui a Hina” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (July 28) at First United Protestant Church in Hilo.

Adults take over science museums when night falls

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York’s American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. They are adult humans, known to sometimes quietly contemplate science with a cocktail.

Tropical Gardening: Warm, wet weather ideal for disease

Be alert! We have fungus among us, as well as bacteria, viruses and other disease-causing organisms associated with the hot summer weather. We think of these primitive life-forms as being on the bottom of the food chain, but they really are on the top since some feed on higher life-forms at every level.