Sarah Haryett

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Half of human Aids came from gorillas

Scientists identified pre-cursor of HIV virus in gorillas in Cameroon<p>Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.<p>The new information means that …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport.<p>But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific …

Anthropology

The Rohingya, Burma's Forgotten Muslims by James Nachtwey

More than 140,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have been forced to live in camps, where disease and despair have taken root<p>... VIEW MORE<p>James Nachtwey …

‘Big Brain’ Gene Found in Humans, But Not in Chimps

A single gene may have helped pave the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of neurons found in a key brain region.<p>This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, but …

Evolution

‘You are not suitably dressed’: Quebec judge refused to hear single mother’s case because of hijab

Montreal — A Quebec Court judge refused to hear the case this week of a single mother trying to retrieve her car because the woman would not remove …

Canada

Rome, behind the lens

After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.

Italy

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

The first rule in tracking lions: No running

Walking safaris in Botswana bring travellers out of the jeep – and their comfort zone – and onto the dry, African soil to hunt for one of the greatest predators in the animal kingdom.<p>Taking a simple walk had never seemed so dangerous. Gathered around a camp table set up with maps, field guides – …

Wildlife