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.

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.


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.

New era for Iran science

2015-09-04 14:05

The Iran nuclear deal will usher in a new era in science by lifting sanctions and encouraging research in the Islamic republic.

'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.

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