Love in the time of chemistry - can you fall in love at first scent or first swipe?

2019-02-14 11:38

It's Valentine's Day and we find out whether that love you're feeling is just a bunch of chemicals.

Here's why many over-the-counter treatments won't get rid of lice

Head lice are now resistant to many over-the-counter treatments. Turns out, lice are a problem we've been itching to fix for over 7 million years.

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Earth's north magnetic pole has moved — here's what that means for our navigation systems

2019-02-07 21:18

Earth has a new magnetic north. Updating its location was crucial for military and civilian navigation systems.

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.

A massive fatberg is clogging UK sewers

2019-01-10 09:08

Fatbergs are masses of hardened fat and household garbage that plug up sewers.

Watch: Chinese scientists have created a Terminator-inspired miniature liquid metal robot

A palm-sized prototype consists of a plastic wheel, a small lithium battery and a liquid-metal droplet.

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29 true facts that sound like they're fake

2019-01-04 10:11

From science and geography to food and celebrities, these mind-blowing facts sound too weird to be true.

10 flying objects people have mistaken for alien spaceships

2018-12-22 20:55

Of these, the Roswell incident might be the most famous.

People over 65 actually read faster than those in their 20s, and it could be because of 'computer vision syndrome'

2018-12-18 18:05

Looking at screens all day could be having an impact on how quickly we read.


Do you really have to wash your hands every time you use the bathroom? The definitive answer, according to science

2019-02-12 14:06

Ever wondered whether you need to wash your hands every time you use the toilet or urinal? Hand washing expert Donald Schaffner says yes.

NSC past exam papers: Technical Sciences

2019-02-08 16:17

Download these new Technical Sciences exemplars to help you prepare for the matric exams.

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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'Flexing' or bragging about your expensive things may stop you from making friends, research shows

2019-01-23 08:36

Nobody likes being overshadowed, but bragging about your money is a surefire way to do this.

8 aquatic animals that might be extinct in 100 years

2019-01-05 16:17

From krill to blue whales, here are some aquatic animals that could become extinct as a result of climate change's impact.

Watch: Scientists invented a testicle cooler device

It's to help with one of the main causes of male infertility.

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Saturn is officially losing its rings — and they're disappearing much faster than scientists had anticipated

Saturn is losing its rings faster than previously thought. Scientists estimate the rings will be gone in 100 million years.

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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.

The most mind-blowing, life-altering scientific discoveries of 2018

2018-12-16 17:47

From gene-edited babies to a sports car sailing past Mars, these science feats of 2018 will stun you.

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