Scientists: Grey hair may be a thing of the past

2016-04-08 09:20

You might just be able to switch off the grey hair gene.

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.

Oldest-known fetal horse fossil is 48-million-years old

2015-10-08 10:24

A 48-million-year-old fossil of a pregnant horse and fetus is the oldest of its kind known to science and contains unusually well-preserved evidence of tissue from the womb, researchers say.

Meteorite bashing changed Earth's chemistry

2015-09-23 21:16

In its early life, Earth suffered a meteorite pummelling that lasted 100 million years and may have changed its chemical make-up forever.

'Science and religion can learn from one another' on Homo naledi

2015-09-14 20:59

Science and religion can learn a lot from one another, rather than trying to prove the other wrong, a lay preacher has told News24.


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.

Scientists find genes that protect African children from malaria

2015-10-01 15:46

Scientists have identified specific genetic variations that protect some African children from developing severe malaria and say their discovery will boost the fight against a disease that kills around half a million children a year.

US scientists make tiny invisibility cloak

2015-09-18 07:40

A tiny invisibility cloak has been invented by US scientists who are edging ever-closer to a real version of what has until now been a staple of science fiction.

I am no grandchild of any ape, monkey or baboon - Vavi on Homo naledi

2015-09-12 22:08

“No one will dig old monkey bones to back up a theory that I was once a baboon,” former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tweeted on Saturday.

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