The ultimate guide to travel vaccinations

Wherever your journey takes you, whatever the purpose of your trip, information about the likely health risks at your destination – and how to reduce them – is an essential part of ensuring a successful and enjoyable holiday. A specialist travel clinic is a good place to start, for a careful assessment of your previous … Read more

Research from Morocco reveals a plant-based diet

About 11,000 years ago, humans made a major shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture. This change, known as the Neolithic Revolution, dramatically changed our diets. For decades, scientists have thought that pre-agricultural human groups ate a lot of animal protein. But analysis has always been hampered by a shortage of well-preserved human remains from … Read more

Research from Morocco reveals a plant-based diet

About 11,000 years ago, humans made a major shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture. This change, known as the Neolithic Revolution, dramatically changed our diets. For decades, scientists have thought that pre-agricultural human groups ate a lot of animal protein. But analysis has always been hampered by a shortage of well-preserved human remains from … Read more

Companies are trying to attract more smartphone users across Africa. But there are risks

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Anita Akpeere prepared fried rice in her kitchen in Ghana’s capital as a stream of notifications for restaurant orders lit up apps on her phone. “I don’t think I could work in my industry without a phone,” she said as requests came in for her signature dish, a traditional fermented dumpling. … Read more

More money is going to African climate startups, but a huge funding gap remains

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When Ademola Adesina founded a startup in 2015 to offer solar and battery subscription packages to individuals and businesses in Nigeria, it was a lot harder to raise money than it is today. Climate tech was new to Africa, the continent was a young destination for venture capital money, there were … Read more

A family photo album sent me on a unique pilgrimage to Kenya

In 1947, my great-aunt Ena moved from India to start a new life in Kenya with her husband Jimmy Power, an Indian army officer. The goal – as for so many expats after the Second World War – was to build a farm, in this case near Nakuru, about 130 kilometers northwest of Nairobi in … Read more

A new study suggests that a supervolcano eruption may have facilitated humanity’s migration out of Africa

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. About 74,000 years ago, Mount Toba in Sumatra experienced a super eruption, one of the largest in Earth’s history, potentially causing a massive disruption to the world’s climate. Some scientists have suspected that a volcanic … Read more