Watch: The fake sounds companies add to products to make you buy them

There's a reason your vacuum, car, potato chips, are way louder than they need to be.

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There is even more evidence that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption

2019-04-05 14:53

Blood pressure rises and stroke risk increases with every drink we have, according to a major new study from the University of Oxford.

A mysterious syndrome that makes dagga users violently ill is starting to worry US doctors

2019-03-26 08:44

A key driver of marijuana-related emergency visits to a Colorado hospital since dagga was legalised in the state was a mysterious syndrome characterised by severe nausea and vomiting called CHS.

Stanford scientists just gave us an unprecedented look at how well the Apple Watch detects heart problems

2019-03-17 09:26

The first results of the Apple Heart Study are in. They suggest the Apple Watch can detect heart problems like atrial fibrillation or afib.

Watch: These chicken eggs could one day fight cancer

It’s all part of their eggcelent idea to bring down the costs of producing protein-based drugs used for treating cancer.

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Around a third of people in some countries think their governments are 'hiding the truth' about immigration

2018-11-23 21:07

According to a new study in Europe and the US, there's an association between voting for Trump or Brexit and believing conspiracy theories, including about vaccination.

Hugs can improve our relationships, according to science — especially after an argument

2018-10-11 21:14

But if someone isn't into cuddles, it's best not to try and force it out of them.

The best way to save a lot of money on electricity is probably not what you think

2018-10-05 14:14

The top advice for saving electricity is to turn down the temperature of your geyser, and install a thermal blanket around it. But new research suggests timing is everything.

Department seeks to double spend on science, technology and innovation

2018-09-12 09:45

The commitment to double government spending on research and development would mean that spending could increase to more than R64bn by 2028.


Mind your own bias

2019-05-02 11:14

When it comes to choosing which companies to invest in, it’s important to remove your personal experience with said business from the investment process, advises investment expert Simon Brown. Not doing so can cloud your judgement.

The 5 deadliest habits to avoid as you get older

2019-03-30 19:25

A handful of activities can be truly detrimental to your health. In some cases, new studies have found a link between those habits and an early death.

Payment for participants taking part in research studies can lead to lies – study

2019-03-26 08:57

Payment is often used to get people to enrol in research studies, but the fact that they're being paid might encourage them to lie about their eligibility or other aspects.

Watch: scientists have mapped the great white shark genome that could help unlock the secrets of cancer

A research team has mapped the great white shark's genome and found the keys to why it heals faster and lives longer than humans.

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Big dogs may be smarter than small dogs, according to a new study

2019-02-04 16:59

Bigger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller ones. But their size has no impact on tests of social intelligence.

The most buzzed-about science findings of 2018 warned of a 'Hothouse Earth' and the dangers of alcohol. Here’s the full list.

2018-12-19 07:27

They outraged, fascinated, frustrated, intrigued, and changed the world.

A Google group helped to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live

2018-11-18 08:29

Our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously thought.

Why you find it hard to pick your lunch or a Netflix show, according to new research

2018-10-08 20:53

New research suggests more choice isn't always better.

These are the two deadliest places to take selfies, a new study shows — so think twice before you whip out that phone

2018-10-04 10:49

Researchers found that the top cause of selfie-related deaths were centred around water.

Vaping every day could double your risk of a heart attack, new research suggests

2018-08-24 20:19

A large study suggests smoking is much more dangerous than vaping – but vaping also holds serious health risks.

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