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Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria - The New York Times

The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

In an Israeli Cave, Scientists Discover Jawbone of Earliest Modern Human Out of Africa

The discovery could rewrite the migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years when Homo sapiens were thought to have first left Africa.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

A SUP Adventure on the Edge of Africa

With its island-like geography and Mediterranean climate, Cape Town offers just about everything you could want in a SUP destination… and a few things you don’t.

Sports | Cycling

The Secrets of DR Congos Cycling Revolution | Africa's Cycling Revolution

In a nation devastated by an active volcano and 20 years of permanent war, meet the young cyclists aiming for Olympic Games glory. Discover the stories of pe...

Sports | Paddle craft other than SUP

Fastest Surfski Run - wild, and windy downwind

www.durbansurfski.com A windy downwind surfski paddle from Vetchies beach to Westbrook on KZN coastline of South Africa. Set a new personal top speed record ...

News | Animal Links

Surprise! Giraffes fall under 4 species, not one

For centuries, scientists believed all giraffes fall under one species.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Cheempo - Character Created To #ProtectChimpanzees | #Indiegogo

Cheempo teaches kids about wildlife protection. Join us to reach our first phase $10,000

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Cape Town 2016 SUP Downwind 20-35knots

Average fun day in Cape Town on the new Naish Maliko 26

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Dreamy Canary Islands Secret Winter Sup Sessions

Here you have the first 2016 Webisode from the Lovers series and Thanks to the El niño phenomenal year in the Canary Islands

Sports | Paddle craft other than SUP

Uganda Nile Style, Village Life | Kayak Session Short Film of the Year Awards 2015, Entry #26

A gangster video for a gangster village life. Finally got around to editing a video from the 3 months I spent living in a local village in Uganda last winter going kayaking everyday on the Nile. Just a snapshot of life in the village, lots of good times a

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Facebook To Beam Free Internet Across Africa Using Israeli Satellite

Facebook will use Israeli satellite AMOS-6, manufactured by the Israeli Aerospace Industries, to beam Internet access down into 14 countries in Africa.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Poachers kill one of the world's largest elephants in Kenya - Telegraph

Poachers hack the face and tusks off Satao, one of Kenya's most famous elephants, as conservationists warn elephant poaching