Scientists absolved human ancestors from the mystery of the disappearance of megaherbivore species in Africa. Instead, the decline of global atmospheric CO2 caused by the expansion of grasslands might have killed many large mammals.
Ancient November 23, 2018
The population of giraffes around the world is declining, but the United States continues to import parts from Africa. The Humane Society found an unregulated underground market for giraffe leather and bones in 21 states.
Animals August 26, 2018
New artifacts discovered by researchers suggest that the early human migrated from Africa to China 270,000 years earlier than imagined. The scientists uncovered 80 artifacts that indicate that they were also used.
Public Health July 11, 2018
A new study suggests that human ancestors were from more than one region in Africa. A team of researchers suggests that homo sapiens were not from just one single population but various others.
Public Health July 11, 2018
A second fragment of the small asteroid crash on June 2 was recovered in Botswana. Here are more details from the 2018 LA asteroid and the remnant left by its bright crash across the African sky.
July 10, 2018
Increasing temperatures and drought are killing trees worldwide. Species of trees impacted by climate change include the sequoias, pine trees, and possibly, the iconic baobab trees of Africa.
Earth/Environment June 13, 2018
Mountain gorillas are among the world's largest primates, and their population is under serious threat. The latest census shows that the species is beginning to recover.
Animals June 3, 2018
A wildlife sanctuary owner found that four of his big cats, including a very rare tiger cub, were poisoned by poachers. Poaching remains to be a big problem for the wildlife of Africa.
Animals May 26, 2018
An anthropology professor discovered a new species of monkeys in Tanzania, Africa. According to her research, the monkeys were products of two different species that had been mating for thousands of years.
Animals April 25, 2018
Paleontologists discovered fossils of what is believed to be the first generation of dinosaurs during the Triassic period. This data is valuable in understanding how species thrived at the time when the world had only one massive continent.
Animals March 29, 2018
The oldest early human fossil out of Africa has been discovered in a cave in Israel. Is it about time to rewrite the traditional 'out of Africa' theory?
Ancient January 27, 2018
Renowned big game hunting expert Theunis Botha died Friday, My 19, from being crushed by an elephant while on a hunt in Zimbabwe. Know the details of the unfortunate incident that occurred near Hwange National Park.
Animals May 23, 2017
Poaching has slaughtered many forest elephants in Minkébé National Park in Africa in only a decade, killing roughly 81 percent of the population. And it was supposed to be one of the largest and most important preserves in Central Africa.
Animals February 21, 2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced due to social and cultural gains, a new study has reported. The United Nations has reaffirmed its call to end the practice, which it dubbed a form of violence against women.
Public Health February 7, 2017
Modern humans owe several of their strengths such as immunity and skin color to the ancestors’ interbreeding with other human forms such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. This was revealed in a new study.
Ancient November 12, 2016
A new study highlights the reason behind the fading gene content of Neanderthals in humans despite historic interbreeding. The study says natural selection erased many deleterious genes from the human stock.
Ancient November 10, 2016
How did ancient humans go on to disperse the population in different regions over thousands of years? A new study seeks to find a possible explanation.
Ancient September 22, 2016
Researchers have found that Ebola can remain in semen for more than a year. This means that survivors of the virus can play a critical part in reigniting outbreaks in regions that were once thought to be Ebola-free.
Public Health August 31, 2016
Can elephants feel emotion? That's something researchers have been trying to find out for years. However, a simple 15-minute video could shed light on the whole situation if researchers can find the link. This video shows elephants inspecting the body of their former Queen.
Animals August 31, 2016
Human rights groups warned against mounting albino killings in Malawi, where victims' body parts are sold and used in potions made by witch doctors for good luck and wealth.
Earth/Environment June 9, 2016
Although primates evolved into humans, apes and monkeys in Africa, they first emerged in Asia. A new study suggests that had there been no global cooling, primates could have continued to evolve in Asia instead of Africa.
Ancient May 6, 2016
Fairy circles found in Australia are largely the same as similar features found in Africa. What causes these mysterious formations?
March 16, 2016
Staple crops planted in some areas in Africa are in danger due to the effects of climate change. By the end of the century some areas will be useless and farmers can't use them for agricultural properties.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2016
The population of lions in Africa have been dwindling for the past couple of years. This is why the recent discovery of a hidden group of lions in Ethiopia has sparked hope for wildlife conservationists.
Earth/Environment February 2, 2016
BBC's new documentary 'World's Sneakiest Animals' kicked off on Christmas Day. The three-part documentary features sneaky survival skills that include a genetic mutation that led some lionesses to grow mane and roar like males to ward off predators and enlarge territorial area.
Earth/Environment December 27, 2015
The World Bank warned that 43 million more Africans could be pushed toward poverty by 2030 due to climate change. Recently it announced a $16 billion plan to assist the continent in adapting to and being protected from global warming effects.
Earth/Environment November 25, 2015
Researchers have found that HIV has a tendency to spread much faster prior to periods of armed conflict than of peace. What could be at play?
Life November 13, 2015
Scientists believe that the world’s first malaria vaccine may save thousands of lives. Large-scale trials conducted in Africa proved the efficacy of the vaccine, researchers said.
Life November 9, 2015
Another study warned about the sharp decline of lion populations in Africa and its grave consequences. Extinction, for instance, would be irreversible and African lion extinction can trigger trophic cascades and other health and food supply problems.
Earth/Environment October 29, 2015
Scientists at the University of Cambridge sequenced a 4,500-year-old genome in order to find out more information on a large migration of Wester Eurasians into the African continent that occurred around 3,000 years ago.
Animals October 9, 2015
Facebook confirmed its team up with Eutelsat in a move to leverage satellite technologies that will allow more people from Africa to gain access to the Internet. The companies plan to launch the service in the second half of 2016.
Internet October 6, 2015
Researchers were able to discover that the large boulders on Cape Verde island were propelled by an 800-foot high megatsunami that happened 73,000 years ago. Despite the findings, the authors of the study emphasized that such events are not typical but still warrant close volcanic monitoring.
Earth/Environment October 4, 2015
Scientists have discovered a gene locus that makes some children in malaria-stricken countries resilient to the infection. The genes play a vital role in fighting off the disease.
Life October 2, 2015
An additional $300 million budget was given to HIV/AIDS treatments in Africa.
Life September 29, 2015
Health workers in Nigeria braved potential militant group attacks to vaccinate children in remote areas. The African country also adopted innovative approaches that contributed to it becoming removed from the list of polio-endemic countries.
Life September 26, 2015
After much anticipation, Xiaomi is finally set to launch in Africa. The company has been somewhat of a success story since its launch in China, and will attempt to replicate its success by partnering with Mobile in Africa Limited as its distributor.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 24, 2015
Android announced an expansion into Africa with the launch of its new Infinix HOT 2.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 18, 2015
A further two years of no new cases will be required to officially certify the continent polio-free, according to the UN. Eradication efforts began in 1988.
Life August 13, 2015
The World Health Organization has declared Somalia to be polio-free. Experts say this achievement is a powerful indication that the health sector of Africa is continuously improving.
Life August 12, 2015
Facebook is opening an office in Johannesburg, which will be led by South Africa's Ogilvy & Mather chairwoman Nunu Ntshingila. The region has a population of over 1 billion, but only 120 million of these people are on Facebook.
Business June 30, 2015
Africa is relieved to have some rain but not so much when it’s an after-effect of climate change. Researchers say the event is a clear indication of the impact of climate change on weather.
Earth/Environment June 5, 2015
Akon hopes to bring electricity to 600 million people in Africa with his 'Akon Lighting Africa' Solar Academy initiative.
Culture June 3, 2015
Genetic studies of modern African populations suggest early humans moved through Egypt on their way north into Europe and Asia. DNA offers clues to the genetic history of all Eurasians, researchers say.
May 28, 2015
You might be used to bomb-sniffing dogs but in Africa, they have Bomb-sniffing rats that save people's lives.
Internet Culture May 28, 2015
New Ebola cases are down below 20 a week in western Africa. Is the end finally in sight for the deadly epidemic?
Life May 5, 2015