British search for Viking genes in France rankles anti-racist groups

British researchers on Monday began collecting the DNA of residents from Normandy in northern France in search of Viking heritage, but the project has raised concerns amongst some local anti-racism activists.

Around a hundred volunteers from the Cotentin peninsula area … Read the rest

‘Racist’ scientist forced to sell Nobel Prize medal

The geneticist James Watson, who has been ostracized since public comments about black African IQ in 2007, is to auction off his 1962 prize for discovering the structure of DNA. It is expected to fetch in excess of $3 million.… Read the rest

The geneticist James Watson, who has been ostracized since public comments about black African IQ in 2007, is to auction off his 1962 prize for discovering the structure of DNA. It is expected to fetch in excess of $3 million.… Read the rest

Research shows Neanderthals’ coexistence with humans from Africa

Neanderthals coexisted with early modern humans in Europe for up to 5,400 years, according to researchers from Oxford university who used new techniques to pinpoint when the early cousins of Homo sapiens became extinct.

Scientists used radiocarbon dating evidence for … Read the rest

Neanderthals coexisted with early modern humans in Europe for up to 5,400 years, according to researchers from Oxford university who used new techniques to pinpoint when the early cousins of Homo sapiens became extinct.

Scientists used radiocarbon dating evidence for … Read the rest

Police officer may be serial rapist

Police rapist
Police rapist Molekoa

The Randburg police constable and sector commander charged with rape and robbery has been linked to seven more rape cases through DNA evidence.

A senior investigating officer for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), Mandlakayise Mahlangu, also … Read the rest

Manhunt for serial killer in Pretoria

murder2A manhunt is underway in Pretoria for a serial killer believed to have raped and killed at least 10 young girls, reports TimesLive. A team of detectives fear that the body count could rapidly increase if he is not found.… Read the rest