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Giant Ancient Fish Preyed on Human Ancestors

South African researchers have recently unearthed 360 million-year-old fossils belonging to a previously unknown species of fish. The findings, which were published in the official journal PLOS One, reveal that this ancient fish was a voracious predator that likely preyed...

Israel to Challenge South Africa’s Genocide Claims at International Court of Justice

Israel will be presenting its case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against South Africa's genocide accusations amid the war with Hamas in Gaza. Israeli spokesman, Eylon Levy, said that "the state of Israel will appear before the International...

Blind Mole Rediscovered After Nearly 100 Years

A blind golden mole that can swim through sand has been discovered in South Africa after being thought to be extinct for 87 years. A group of experts from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the University of Pretoria used...

The Greek Diaspora Around the World

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora have enriched the international community in across many fields.

Ancient-Human Fossils Sent to Space, Scientists Slam ‘Publicity Stunt’

On a Friday morning last week, a Virgin Galactic spaceship traveled 88 kilometers above Earth, right to the edge of space. On that spacecraft, there were two experienced Virgin Galactic pilots, a teacher, and three passengers. But what made this...

On This Day in 1966 Dimitri Tsafendas Killed the Architect of Apartheid

When Dimitri Tsafendas killed the architect of apartheid South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd on September 6, 1966, the courts decided it was an act of a madman. Yet, the Greek-Mozambican knew very well that the man he stabbed to...

Ancient Humans May Have Used Shoes Over 100,000 Years Ago

The findings made at three archaeological sites in South Africa may show that ancient humans have been wearing footwear for over a hundred thousand years, much older than previously thought. In South Africa, archeologists discovered 153,000-year-old footprints in May 2023....

Musk Condemns South African Political Song on White Farmers

Elon Musk has taken to what was formerly known as Twitter to slam the use of the EFF's (Economic Freedom Fighters) anthem "Kill the Boer, kill the white farmer" on Saturday. In occasion of the tenth anniversary of the...

Human Ancestors One Million Years Older than Previously Thought

The fossils of the earliest human ancestors found in South Africa are a million years older than previously thought, meaning they walked the Earth around the same time as their East African relatives like the famous "Lucy," according to...

Saber-Toothed Cat Species Revealed in 5 Million Year Old Fossils

New species of saber-toothed cats, never seen before, have been found by scientists in South Africa. These ancient felines, which lived about 5.2 million years ago, were discovered near Langebaanweg, South Africa. The two newfound species, Dinofelis werdelini and Lokotunjailurus...