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A Hippopotamus Swallowed and Spat Out Two-Year-Old Child Alive

A rogue hippopotamus in southwestern Uganda, attacked and swallowed half the body of a two-year-old child but miraculously spat him out while still alive. According to a statement from the Uganda police force, the little boy identified as Iga Paul...

Climate Change: UN Names Glaciers That Will Disappear by 2050

Glaciers around the world, including some of the most famous World Heritage sites, are set to vanish by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new UN report. "Glaciers in a third of the 50 World Heritage sites are...

Egyptian Shipwreck Proves Ancient Greek Historian Herodotus Right

An ancient shipwreck proves the Greek historian Herodotus was correct about the observations he made about Egyptian vessels nearly twenty-five centuries ago, archaeologists said recently. The shipwreck, discovered in the Nile River near the ancient, and now sunken, city of...

Arab DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration From Africa

Recent studies on Arab DNA confirmed what researchers have believed for many years but hadn't been able to prove definitively. Testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever...

Ancient Greece and Africa Share Long History

Africans and Ancient Greeks had long, rich history together often reflected in the depiction of Africa in Ancient Greek art. The first contact between Greeks and Africans was sometime during the Bronze Age. At this time, the Minoan culture...

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

Archeologists Find 1.8 Million Year Old Human Tooth in Georgia

An early human species' tooth from about 1.8 million years ago has been discovered by archeologists in Georgia. The discovery, according to researchers, solidifies the area's status as the site of one of the first ancient and archaic human communities...

Meet the Greek Educator Turned Author in Africa

“When you come to Africa, you think you will change her -- but she changes you. You learn about yourself, you redefine your values”

World on Alert as Monkeypox Cases Begin to Spread

Cases of monkeypox, a rare and often mild infection, have spread across to multiple continents after first being reported in the UK in early May. As of Friday, there have been cases reported in the US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France,...

Humans and Neanderthals “Lived Together” 50,000 Years Ago

New research from an Israeli archaeological dig has proven that modern humans and Neanderthals lived together some 50,000 years ago.