Slow-melting ice cream is here

2015-08-31 21:10

The summer scourge of sticky hands could become a thing of the past as British researchers announced the discovery of an ingredient to make slow-melting ice cream.

Four astronomical things about new telescope at North West University

2015-08-20 21:13

The mysteries and awe surrounding our universe have just been brought a step closer with a new state-of-the-art telescope at the North West University's Mafikeng campus.

During mass extinction, no species safe

2015-08-12 08:01

Dominant species spread across the globe are just as vulnerable during a mass extinction event as more fragile ones confined to a single locale.

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.


'Rain Lizard' dinosaur makes its debut

2015-08-24 22:15

A new species of dinosaur, the Rain Lizard, has made its debut in the growing catalogue of exciting fossil finds in the Free State.

Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

2015-08-20 08:29

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.

Five things we learnt as children about our bodies that are wrong

2015-08-04 21:06

We have been taught a lot of different things about our bodies by our schools, our parents and our friends - some of which are just wrong.

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.

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