ARTICLES RELATING TO SCIENCE

The science of decolonisation

2017-06-22 11:21

How do we build a prosperous decolonised Africa? Johan Fourie from Stellenbosch University explains one solution: focusing less on land reform and more on science and technology.

KZN earthworms get English names to be more relatable to the public

2017-05-29 09:00

Two scientists in KwaZulu-Natal have embarked on a great earthworm naming push, to assign common English names to the roughly 100 species of indigenous earthworms found in the province.

‘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.

 

SA geologist strikes gold at science fest

2017-06-11 06:50

Geologist Tshiamo Legoale arrived back in Johannesburg yesterday after being named the FameLab International Champion at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK.

Body farm for researchers and detectives opens near Tampa

2017-05-12 22:06

A 'body farm' has opened near Tampa, enabling researchers to study how corpses decompose in Florida's climate.

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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.

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