In many countries throughout the world belief in witches is common, and black magic is considered part of everyday life. A 2010 poll of 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa found that over half of the population believe in magic. Witch doctors are consulted not only for healing diseases, but also […]

The major gateway for modern humans out of Africa may have been Egypt, a new genetic analysis suggests. This finding may help scientists reconstruct how humans evolved as they wandered across the globe, the researchers added. Modern humans first arose about 200,000 years ago in Africa south of the Sahara. […]

The ancient Egyptians were artistic champions, carving countless statues that showcased the society’s pharaohs, religious figures and wealthy citizens. But though these statues depicted different people or beings, many of them share a commonality: broken noses. (Why Are the Noses Broken on So Many Ancient Egyptian Statues?) This broken nose […]

Gustavo Machin, the deputy director of American affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Yahoo News that he has no intention of returning Joanne Chesimard, more notably as Assata Shakur, to the United States. “I can say it is off the table,” Machin said. Last Friday, President Trump […]