Thousands march for science around the world

Thousands of people all around the world took to the streets on Saturday to march for Earth Day in protest for the growing disregard of science.

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Science in a box

2017-04-09 06:06

The majority of SA’s schools do not have science laboratories, leaving talented pupils at a disadvantage.

Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth's core

2017-01-12 11:16

Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth's inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet's deepest secrets.

Science must experience Newton's gravitational pull

2016-11-08 12:56

An argument that science isn’t done through an African perspective is a non-starter, because science by definition can never be about race.

'Special breed' of SA researchers monitor climate change on sub-Antarctic islands

2016-10-06 15:19

Over 2 000km from the sunny shores of South Africa, local researchers are patiently recording and bearing witness to what are suspected to be the effects of climate change.

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.


‘Master rat-tickler’ bows out, taking his art with him

2017-04-20 12:55

There could have been no more honourable title for the late neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp than ‘master rat-tickler’. By playing with the common rodent in a lab, he systematically gathered evidence that their chirps paralleled human laughter.

Fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago

2017-03-02 14:06

The oldest fossils ever found are "direct evidence" of life on Earth 3.8 to 4.3bn years ago when our planet was still in its infancy, researchers reported Wednesday.

AI is a hit in the woke era

2017-01-08 06:03

Flux Trends presents six trends for 2017. These are just a sample of a broader selection of trends that Flux will explore in depth at its first trend presentation of the year: The State We’re In: 2017 – Dazed and Disoriented, the impact of being wok

Science decolonisers “reprehensible”, says top UCT scientist after watching THIS video

2016-10-19 13:41

Emeritus Professor Tim Crowe hopes sanity will ultimately prevail, as he provides an in-depth perspective on the “disruption, destruction and decolonisation” of UCT.

Joburg teen wins top Google Science Fair award

2016-09-30 08:29

A 16-year-old Johannesburg teen's dream to improve the world has earned her the top prize at tech giant Google’s Science Fair in California.

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

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