Native Africans ‘interbred with another species 35 000 years ago’: scientists

According to a news report of the scientific journal Nature, “our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus, according to a study published… in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. The authors say … Read the rest

Cell phones lead to higher levels of violence throughout Africa

MandelacellMuch research and media attention has been devoted to exploring rapidly emerging African countries in recent years. In addition to extraordinarily high GDP growth rates, many African countries have seen their middle classes grow substantially and demand goods and services … Read the rest

Struggling to fight ‘totally drug-resistant’ Tuberculosis in South Africa

Patients of the TB center in Khayelitsha, South Africa, wait to see doctors, March 23, 2009. Tuberculosis is a contagious lung disease that spreads through the air, including through coughing and sneezing.

In a patient’s fight against tuberculosis—the bacterial lung

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Heart drug could treat racism – new experiment

A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, a new study suggests.

White volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to treat chest pains and lower heart rates, scored lower on a standard psychological test of “implicit”

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‘Africans are less intelligent than Westerners’

One of the world’s most eminent scientists was embroiled in an extraordinary row last night after he claimed that black people were less intelligent than white people and the idea that “equal powers of reason” were shared across racial groups … Read the rest