The fossils with the carbon fibre tube they were kept in on the space flight.
Experts insist there is no scientific reason for allowing these fossils to travel to space.
Toyin Falola has turned 70.
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With over 200 publications to his name, his three most recent books give a sense of why he is so famous as a historian.
Cate Blanchett plays Lydia Tár in the Oscar-nominated film ‘Tár,’ that explores power, gender and sexuality.
‘Tár’ shines a spotlight on the challenges of working in the ultraconservative world of classical music, including complex social issues such as misogyny, racism and homophobia.
Kwame Nkrumah’s political legacy is struggling to stay afloat in Ghana.
The recurrent bickering and fragmentation within the Nkrumahist parties raises doubt as to whether they can rise to the call by Ghanaian electorate.
A tourist has makeup done ahead of Day of the Dead on Oct. 30, 2021, in Mexico City.
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Locals usually see tourists as a way to boost the economy. But at a certain point, resentment starts to build.
Many researchers are interested in the genetic history of the Khoe-San.
The South African Khoe-San communities are no strangers to exploitative research. One research team is trying to provide genetic ancestry results to community members. But they still face many challenges.
Trade partnerships rarely work in the West African region.
EU trade partnership is more important to some African countries than regional or continental trade.
Tourists pose for pictures at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana.
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In a rare series of interviews, the late Ghanaian leader spoke of how the country’s slave trade was revisited as a vehicle for economic development.
Dance troupes mark the anniversary of Ghana’s independence in the grounds of Kwame Krumah’s masuoleum in Accra in 2007.
Studies of Kwame Nkrumah have been influenced by the political climate both within and outside Ghana.
Science fiction can serve as an imaginative production of political theory.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
The notion of ‘Empire 2.0’ embraced by Brexiteers is backward-facing nonsense.
The world’s biggest thermosolar power complex is in Morocco.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
Nauru’s people are struggling in the face of environmental change.
Nauru is best known as a site of Australian offshore asylum detention. But everyone on the island - not just refugees - is struggling with the issue of environmental change that threatens their lives and homes.
Bajau tribe village.
Researchers who fly in and out of a developing country only for research samples, with little involvement of local scientists, are practising helicopter research.
AI seems able to answer questions at the heart of humanitarianism – questions such as who we should save, and how to be effective at scale.
Supporters celebrate Julius Maada Bio’s victory in Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off.
It’s the fourth time a peaceful democratic election has taken place in Sierra Leone. But these are not the stories we hear.
Anti-cholera inoculation in Calcutta in 1894.
A long read on how science’s dark imperial past still shapes research today – and what to do about it.
ICC in trouble?
The court needs to address charges of neo-colonialism.