Big cash boost for Karoo astronomy

2016-09-14 15:39

Radio astronomy in Karoo is set for a boost with a substantial capital injection.

Scientists closer to understanding 'dark matter'

2016-09-07 22:23

Wits University scientists are excited about getting closer to understanding “dark matter”, the institution has said.

MeerKAT paves way for mega science economy

2016-07-18 15:54

Science and astro tourism will soon be the 21st century economic driver in South Africa, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Life of hardship leads young KZN scientist to seat among the Laureates

2016-06-08 14:41

A man who hails from humble beginnings in rural KwaZulu-Natal is set to attend one of the world's most prestigious gatherings of scientists and academics.

Is Zim's science drive the cure for Africa's ills?

2016-03-08 07:30

Can Zimbabwe's push to encourage the study of science subjects point the way for Africa to attain economic freedom, asks Malcom Sharara.

Hawking: Threats to survival likely from new science

2016-01-20 07:29

Stephen Hawking says new science likely means 'new ways things can go wrong' for human survival.

Cern boffins may have found another new particle

2015-12-17 17:54

Scientists are exploring the possibility of a new particle, the Wits School of Physics says.

Stephen Hawking cancels due to ill health

2015-11-11 15:56

Physicist Stephen Hawking is unwell forcing him to cancel several public events.

Dung beetles: This is the way they roll

2015-11-02 21:14

New research, by the same scientists who proved that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate, now shows that the insect's brain is a lot more flexible than initially thought.

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.


Obama is officially now a parasite (it's an honour)

2016-09-09 12:56

Sure it's no Nobel Peace Prize, but Barack Obama has a new honor he can brag about: a parasite is named after him.

SA scientists discover 'void' at centre of Milky Way

2016-08-02 21:45

A team of South African, Japanese and Italian astronomers have found that the centre of the Milky Way is completely devoid of any young stars.

The guy who is making human ears out of apples

2016-06-21 14:22

You won't believe how bio-hacker, Andrew Pelling is using food that's conventionally eaten.

Landmark science forum aims to halt Africa brain drain

2016-03-08 22:56

Africa's top scientists, policymakers and start-ups have gathered for a landmark conference aimed at stemming the continent's brain drain and encouraging governments to nurture research in fields from virology to maths.

Scientists to announce 'Doomsday Clock' time

2016-01-26 19:19

Scientists behind 'Doomsday Clock' that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce whether civilization is any closer or further from disaster

Gravitational wave rumours hit science world

2016-01-12 21:13

Rumours are rippling through the science world that physicists may have detected gravitational waves.

SA scientist using 'resurrection plants' to battle drought

2015-11-22 12:31

As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of "resurrection plants".

Scientist stripped of doctorate

2015-11-03 18:07

A Japanese university has revoked the PhD awarded to Haruko Obokata in the latest twist in a row that has rocked the scientific world.

Scientists appeal for ambitious microbiome study

2015-10-29 16:37

A group of 48 scientists from 50 US institutions have called for more ambitious research into the tiny microorganisms that play a huge role in health, energy and farming.

'Out of this world' experience for Cape Flats rocket enthusiast who jetted off to Jerusalem

2015-10-20 09:16

A Cape Town man is living his dream after being one of a select few invited to present his rocket prototype at the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem.

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