Dutch artist Ap Verheggen has developed a solar-powered device to extract moisture from the air. To put it to the test, he went to a country with plenty of sunshine but not enough water: Mali.
Authorities have upped security for Mali's presidential second-round vote after attacks during last month's initial round kept many voters away. Despite the situation, incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is expected to win.
A UN migration official has accused Algeria of leaving hundreds of African migrants stranded in the desert. A report said migrants from 16 African countries are among those ditched in the Sahara with little water.
Insects live in abundance in every part of world except the sea, which covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface. So why is it that this tenacious species has failed to colonize the marine environment?
Deserts might be renowned for their arid and hostile characteristics, but they are home to some incredible plants that have developed strategies to find and use the very last droplet of water.
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