Peru unveils giant cat etching at famous Nazca site

A giant 2,000-year-old figure of a feline that was on the brink of disappearing will be the new cat's meow when Peru's remarkable Nazca Lines attraction reopens to tourists in November.

To Yorubaland with drones, on the trail of the plague

The city of Ife has been significant to the Yoruba people of West Africa for as long as they can remember. It was briefly abandoned in the 19th century, and Gerard Chouin says the Yoruba repopulated the town, likely drawn ...

Sands of time running out for rare Canadian desert

As desertification creeps into parts of the world, a rare stretch of sand in Canada's vast western plains is oddly doing the reverse—slowly sprouting with vegetation.

A wives tale

(PhysOrg.com) -- Women members of ancient religious sect in India balance traditional subservience to husbands with equal commitment to nonviolence.