Only about 60% of SA believes in right to criticise govt

2015-11-23 08:03

Only about two-thirds of South Africans believe that citizens should have the right to criticize their government.

Plan B: Hacking the climate

2015-11-18 18:33

Scientists are exploring technological fixes to slow the earth's warming.

Scientists dispute clever chimpanzee study

2015-11-03 11:08

A team of scientists have taken issue with a study published in February claiming to demonstrate vocal learning by chimpanzees in their food grunts.

Afrikaner women 'more faithful' over 300 years - study

2015-10-28 20:10

If you are an Afrikaner and have ever wondered whether one of your ancestors was born of an illicit liaison, you can rest assured that your lineage is probably intact.

Tractor beams becoming reality

2015-10-27 22:49

The tractor beam, a staple of science fiction including Star Wars and Star Trek that is employed to grab spaceships and other things remotely, is entering the realm of reality.

Your kid's social skills could affect them as adults

2015-10-15 10:14

Children who share are less likely to be unemployed or caught up in substance abuse later in life.

Research on genome editing poses dilemma

2015-10-10 10:33

Scientists and researchers are to meet soon to discuss genome editing, which is booming, but also intensifies the debate about its boundaries.

Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

2015-10-06 08:08

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a 'walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.

Springboks, Heritage Day dominate SA news

2015-09-27 16:04

The Rugby World Cup dominated news coverage this week as the Springboks managed to redeem themselves by beating Samoa.

Text messages good for your heart

2015-09-23 05:43

Just four monthly text messages might spur health improvements for heart patients.


Gene mutation behind Finns' reckless drunkenness

2015-11-19 18:44

Finns may have a reputation for sometimes drunken and violent behaviour but a new scientific study suggests their impulsive and reckless actions may be caused by a genetic mutation.

Science was wrong on jellyfish motion

2015-11-03 22:01

Science has assumed that in order to run, swim, or fly, animals and humans must exert pressure on the ground, water or air around them to project themselves forward.

Fish cry for help to escape predators: Australian scientists

2015-10-29 08:19

Distressed fish caught by predators emit a cry for help to attract other carnivores so they can escape during the ensuing chaos, Australian scientists say.

All-female Russian crew starts Moon mission

2015-10-28 16:29

Six Russian women have begun a unique experiment testing how an all-female crew would interact on a trip to the Moon and back.

Sunscreen ingredient toxic to coral, killing off reefs -research

2015-10-21 08:03

A common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according to new research.

Scientists developing GM garden of medicines

2015-10-14 16:36

Australian scientists are developing genetically modified plants containing drugs to treat life-threatening illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and HIV.

Scientists formulate bird family tree

2015-10-07 22:36

They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross...

Biotech AI for UK genome study

2015-09-30 21:13

Berg, a private company that uses artificial intelligence to discover new drugs and diagnostics, will help England's national genomics project mine DNA.

Wine's darkest secret revealed - it's all in the fungi

2015-09-24 22:32

The distinctive bouquet and flavour of a Chablis or chardonnay can not be achieved without the input of a brainless, single-celled organism, a study says.

African scientists funded to seek cures

2015-09-11 05:33

An African research fund launched in Kenya aims to raise the quality of Africa's scientific output and tackle diseases such as HIV/Aids, malaria and Ebola.

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