Africa

A black-necked spitting cobra

Found: Treatment for Spitting Cobra Venom

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine announced that a...
two lions having sex on top of a caged truck

Sex Safari: In the Mighty Jungle, the Lions, er, Don’t Sleep Tonight

It’s 2024, and sex positivity has never been higher....
a bearded runner yelling

Updated: Ultrarunner Completes Length of Africa — But Was He the First?

Today, Russ Cook finished his south-north run along the...
elephant charging

Elephant Kills 79-Year-Old on African Safari

An aggressive elephant killed a 79-year-old woman in Zambia...
alex honnold

See Honnold’s Hits, Plus Jimmy Chin and Morocco Highlights

“The challenge of doing something that’s never been done...
two adventures on boat in harbor

Karlis Bardelis in Home Stretch to Complete Circumnavigation

Karlis Bardelis has begun the final 5,000km of his...
A lioness hunting zebra.

Invasive Ants Threaten the King of the Savannah

An invasive species of ant is changing the Ol...
Russ Cook

Ultrarunner Running Length of Africa Hits Bureaucracy Roadblock

British ultrarunner Russ Cook set off early last year...
black men on the beach with one white man and various boats

Weekend Warm-Up: Unplanned and Unburdened in ‘Africa By Kayak’

Beau Miles is one of those people who can’t...
A Welwitschia in the Namib Desert.

Natural Wonders: Welwitschia

There is an alien in the desert. OK, that's...
A male lion roaring

For Wildlife, the Human Voice is Scarier than the Lion’s Roar

Animals in Kruger National Park, South Africa, fear human...
Archaeologists uncover two large logs that interlock, suggesting they were part of a large structure

World’s Oldest Known Wooden Structure Found in Zambia

On the banks of the Kalambo River in Zambia,...
Animal print engravings in Namibia

Stone Age Carvings Are so Precise That They Reveal Species, Gender, Even Age

Newly discovered Stone Age carvings in western Namibia are...
a stone hand ax dating to at least 1.2 million years ago, with detail

Ancient ‘Workshop’ With 500+ Tools Operated by Mysterious Hominins

A dig in Ethiopia yielded an obsidian mother lode...
hippo yawning

One Dead, 23 Missing After Hippo Hits Boat in Malawi

Tragedy struck Malawi on Monday, when a hippopotamus collided...
an african land snail crawls on a branch

170,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Were Eating Giant Snails

The "slow food" movement has been happening for much...
castle in the desert

Exploration Mysteries: Ksar Draa

Recently, a spectacular image of a castle-like structure standing...
a campfire

New Find Prompts Controversy Over Whether Pre-Humans Used Fire

Paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer Lee Berger announced on...
Teegan Phillips

Woman Aborts Solo African Cycling Trip After Two Days

Tegan Phillips, the first solo female cyclist to attempt...
backlit elephant in orange light

Elephant Attacks in Zimbabwe Raise Tension Between Conservation, Farming

The elephant population of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe...
Hiker near the top of Kilimanjaro, with glacier remnant

Africa’s Last Glaciers Will Vanish By 2050, UNESCO Says

The glaciers in a third of UNESCO World Heritage...
paul sereno

Niger Expedition Finds Lost World of African Dinosaurs — And Ancient Humans

Paleontologist Paul Sereno has big plans this year. Now 64,...

Video: Orcas Hunt Great White Sharks in South Africa

Question: What does a marine apex predator that hunts...
Morocco's Atlas Mountains on a clear day. The tops are snow-capped.

Ancient Expeditions into Africa

The earliest European exploration of Africa took place thousands...

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