Science helping to fix SA's water woes

2015-07-29 16:28

Although South Africa will likely face water shortages in future, and the quality of the country’s water is getting worse, scientists are working on some innovative projects to reverse this.

4 relatively easy ways to understand Einstein's theory of special relativity

2015-07-23 22:22

Most people know who Albert Einstein is, or have some vague idea of the scientist with the wacky hair, but have a hard time understanding the theories that made him a household name.

Robots bring SA pupils into the 21st century

2015-07-20 17:13

Children at Western Cape schools have embraced robotics as a subject, and learnt it requires patience, teamwork and creativity.

5 fun science experiments for kids

2015-06-11 15:22

You don't have to be a scientist to do these fun experiments with your children.

Large Hadron Collider resumes colliding

2015-05-05 21:06

The world's largest particle smasher has resumed colliding protons as it gradually reboots following a two-year upgrade.

Scientists get better view of magma under Yellowstone

2015-04-24 11:18

A big reservoir of hot, partly molten rock has been discovered beneath the famed Yellowstone National Park in the US, but researchers say there is no added risk of volcanic eruption.

Cern restarts Large Hadron Collider

2015-04-05 19:16

Scientists at Europe's physics research centre have restarted their "Big Bang" Large Hadron Collider, embarking on a bid to probe into the "dark universe" they believe lies beyond the visible one.

30 new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate

2015-03-25 18:28

Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of "heat-beating" beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming, researchers say.

Massive meteorite impact area discovered

2015-03-23 22:37

A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia.

Cern labs finetune measurement of Higgs boson

2015-03-17 16:16

Physicists at the world's largest particle collider have made the most accurate measurement yet of the Higgs boson.


Stephen Hawking fields questions on artificial intelligence

2015-07-27 21:06

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking is fielding questions on artificial intelligence on Reddit.

8 fun facts about Pi

2015-07-22 19:48

If you celebrate Pi Day, you might also enjoy these fun facts.

Pandor shines light on gender at global science summit

2015-06-23 13:56

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has criticised a global nuclear body for not having enough women representatives at a science and technology conference.

Nobel laureate stirs storm with comments on 'disruptive girls' in labs

2015-06-10 20:50

A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist has apologised for saying the "trouble with girls" working in laboratories is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science.

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

2015-04-24 13:26

Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another.

Scientists map Caribbean seafloor in 12-year project

2015-04-08 09:06

US scientists have completed a nearly two-week mission to explore waters around the US Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year project to map the Caribbean seafloor and help protect its reefs.

Large Hadron Collider short fixed

2015-03-31 23:11

Cern engineers have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

Electric fault delays relaunch of CERN collider

2015-03-25 09:59

Scientists at Europe's Cern research centre have had to postpone the imminent relaunch of their refitted 'Big Bang' machine, the Large Hadron Collider, because of a short-circuit in the wiring of one of the vital magnets.

400km-wide meteorite crater found in Australia

2015-03-23 08:23

An ancient meteorite crater 400km wide has been found in central Australia, scientists say.

7 strategies for keeping women in science fields

2015-03-17 06:00

Women who enter science and engineering fields often leave prematurely, prompting an academic panel to develop a seven-point plan for achieving gender equity.

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