The ad for the Avatar nightclub in South Africa is magical, insane…

Were you one of those moviegoers who became unnaturally crestfallen once the credits rolled on Avatar? Don't feel blue, you Na'vi trapped in a human body! One nightlife entrepreneur in Rivonia, South Africa has created a price-conscious facsimile of Pandora on Earth! » 6/25/12 11:55am 6/25/12 11:55am

Behold, the world's first known "strawberry" leopard

You're looking at the only known example of what conservationists are calling a strawberry colored African leopard. The big, pink-hued cat — which makes its home at South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve — is affected by erythrism, a poorly understood genetic condition that causes him to either overproduce red pigments or … » 4/13/12 1:40pm 4/13/12 1:40pm

Zombie musician rises from the dead in South Africa

In December 2009, South African maskandi singer Khulekani Kwakhe "Mgqumeni" Mseleku died after consuming a poisonous potion brewed by a healer. But last week, the singer returned from the dead in the town of Mquthu, much to delight of his fans, who descended upon the village in cheering throngs. » 2/06/12 7:00am 2/06/12 7:00am

How to use dice to stop people from lying on surveys

Whenever we turn on the news, we're treated to statistics about things there seem to be no way of verifying. How many people has the average person slept with? How many crimes has the average person committed? The numbers quoted are often the result of surveys. In a survey, there's nothing to keep people honest,… » 7/30/11 12:00pm 7/30/11 12:00pm

The world's oldest water may be three kilometers below South Africa

Underneath the gold mines of South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin, scientists have discovered ancient, secluded pockets of water that are also home to some of the most isolated extremophile ecosystems on our planet. » 2/20/11 12:00pm 2/20/11 12:00pm