Researchers excavated the first complete skeleton of a camel in central Europe — one that may have started out life in the army and ended it as a curiosity.
How do you map a desert when it's not exactly the best place to drive one of Google's Street View cars? Camel-cam, that's how.
The mouth of a camel, like the mouth of a child, can be pretty unnerving to look upon. Countless fleshy fingerlings, tapered and tough, project from inside the creature's maw – but why?
Camels aren't typically associated with northern climates, but a recent discovery of 3.5 million-year-old fossils by Canadian paleontologist Natalia Rybczynski suggests that this is precisely where they came from. The finding was made on Nunavut's Ellesmere Island, the most northerly part of Canada, and an area that…
What are the pros and cons of using camel urine as a medicament? The question was recently tackled in the journal Dirasat – a peer-reviewed research journal published by the Deanship of Academic Research, University of Jordan.
What type of low-tech weapons are supporters of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak using to attack the protestors in Cairo? Think rocks, camels, Molotov cocktails, space heaters and even a cavalry charge.
A new scandal's rocking Dubai's robotic camel racing circuit. Criminals are covertly outfitting the camels' mechanical jockeys with stun guns that give their mounts an extra charge. In other news, this is one of the stranger headlines I've ever written.
In the far-off land of Qatar camel racing is all of the rage, but unlike similar horse racing in the states, the camel owners will do anything they can to lighten the load, including using children as young as 5 as jockeys. More than a decade later somebody decided that using children as jockeys just isn't right and…
As we all know,
robots are the best camel jockeys around. They're small, replaceable, and never complain for fear of beatings. Thankfully, the United Arab Emirates has discovered this and is now using robots instead of humans to race camels across the desert.