Today's Good Reads focuses on offbeat news stories, including the discovery of a 100,000-year-old caveman cosmetics factory in a South African cave, and a profile of a young executive at Apple who may keep the creative juices flowing.
Throughout history ocher has been used for art and adornment. Scientists report finding evidence of a 100,000-year-old cosmetics/paint workshop for producing a pigmented compound in a South African cave.
The Dalai Lama said he was forced to cancel a trip to South Africa due to visa delays. Critics say it's a foreign policy embarrassment.
Falling satellite trackers at NASA say it will hit Friday night or Saturday morning and has a small chance of crashing in the US. But the precise track and timing of the falling satellite is still hard to predict. What is known is that events like this have happened before. From NASA rockets to Soviet satellites – including debris that actually hit someone – the history of falling space junk is long. Here are 10 other pieces of space junk that have survived the blazing voyage through Earth's atmosphere.
The global 'SlutWalk' campaign doesn't work as well in South Africa due to the country's more conservative values and high rape rates, writes guest blogger Zama Ndlovu.
The SEED Organic Classroom Programme at 21 South African schools teaches sustainable farming techniques while feeding students.
The United Nations called for people to perform 67 minutes of community service on Nelson Mandela International Day, which marks the iconic South African leader's birthday.
Africa is set to be hit hard by climate change, and it already faces the highest electric power costs in the world. But new initiatives could put Africa at forefront in adapting alternative energies.
Kyrgyz women in traditional costumes and US military personnel wait before a ceremony to officially open a large aircraft ramp at the Manas airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Image 6/30: US first lady Michelle Obama (c.) hugs her daughters, Malia (2nd l.) and Sasha (r.), as they watch a folk dance by performers during their visit at the City Wall, in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, March 24, 2014.