KBCI CBS 2
7-year walk: 1,300 miles down, just 20,000 more to go
In Paul Salopek's first year of his trek across the globe, the reporter walked alongside his camels for days in Ethiopia without seeing glass or bricks or any other signs of modern humanity, ate a hamburger on a U.S. military base and was shadowed by minders in the Saudi desert.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Mountain Travel Sobek Brings a New Spin to Adventure Travel in Africa ...
Adventure travel pioneer Mountain Travel Sobek has deep roots in Africa. In fact, their namesake "Sobek" -- Egyptian god of crocodiles -- pays tribute to their heritage as the original Africa adventure travel company.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
National Public Radio
Science Becomes 'Sexy' With Fast Cars And Gangsta Physics
Can science be cool? This week, Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR about a gangster-turned-astrophysicist and a race car driver working to making science "sexy" again.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Holiday travel hot spots
Buoyed by strong ticket sales, tonight's Mega MillionsA jackpot has been increased to an estimated $425 million - up from the previous level of $400 million.
The Chronicle Herald
Global walk: 32,000 km to go
Journalist Paul Salopek walks across the Afar desert of Ethiopia as part of his planned seven-year global trek from Africa to Tierra del Fuego.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Cape Verde Gets New Name: 5 Things to Know About How Maps Change
The country, made up of ten islands about 350 miles off the coast of western Africa , is getting an identity makeover and reverting back to its original Portuguese name: the Republic of Cabo Verde, or RepAoblica de Cabo Verde, the UN announced on October 24. Portuguese explorers came upon the peninsula now called Cap-Vert , the westernmost ... (more)
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Traditional Holiday Family Travels: Think Outside the Xbox
It might seem like kids just want the flash of tech and dazzle of seasonal spectaculars to channel their inner holiday spirit.
India's Anti-Gay Sex Ruling Casts Light on Other Countries With Anti-Gay Laws
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday restored a colonial-era law banning gay sex, overturning a 2009 lower court ruling that deemed the 1861 law unconstitutional-and igniting controversy around the world.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Nelson Mandela - A warrior for peace who made a difference
From all the posts on social media by local Bay Area martial artists and the mentions of his name at the beginning of class at dojos, it is clear that Nelson Mandela , like Gandhi , O Sensei and other warriors for peace, had a profound impact on the Greater Bay Area Marital Arts Community.
The Booty Of 'Real Pirates' At Foxwoods
The exhibit at Foxwoods Resort Casino "Real Pirates" focuses on Black Sam Bellamy, the Prince of Pirates who sailed the Atlantic and Caribbean, waylaying and robbing every non-pirate ship that crossed his path until 1717, when Bellamy's ship, the Whydah, sank off of Cape Cod, killing almost everyone on board, including its 28-year-old captain.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
At home in Johannesburg,...
Smiling contentedly and holding the hand of his great-grandson, this is the last known portrait of Nelson Mandela.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Fuel For Thought: Is There Hope For Africa?
While driving up Africa from Johannesburg to Arusha - over 4,000 kilometres via Botswana, Zambia and Malawi in 5 days - we saw this amazing juxtaposition with a man carrying over 100-pounds of charcoal on his bicycle being passed by a 20-tonne truck carrying gasoline.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Researchers Discover the Hot New Technology: Throwing Javelins
Humans are surrounded and defined by their technologies. We might even say: Technology makes us human.
First Trailer for Australian Outback Drama TRACKS Starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver
The first trailer for the drama Tracks has gone online. John Curran 's film is based on the true story of Robyn Davidson , who in 1975 decided to walk from Alice Springs in Central Australia all the way to the Indian Ocean, a distance of approximately 1,700 miles.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
25 Exciting gift picks for Kwanzaa
Buy someone an original print that serves as a reminder of the special city or town in their heart.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Photo of an illustration for the fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood".
It's a story told around the world. Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother, only to discover that a wolf has eaten the old lady, dressed in her clothes, and now plans to eat the little girl too.
Travel Minute - The World's Most 'Ethical' Destinations
Then the site recommends the world's ten best ethical destinations conscientious travelers might want to visit.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Mail & Guardian
Rising Star Expedition spelunks down Cradle of Humankind
A September 1 2002 photo shows 'Littlefoot', an almost complete hominid skeleton belevied to be some 3.3-million years old in a rock at the Sterkfontein Caves.
Becoming King: Why So Few Male Lions Survive to Adulthood
It ain't easy being king. Take a look at a pride of lions, and it becomes obvious that there are more females than males, usually at a ratio of about 2- or 3-to-1.
Final Day of Excavations
After three weeks of deep-cave hominid fossil recovery, the Rising Star Expedition has wrapped on its final day of excavations.