A human-sized jellyfish with frilly tentacles has been caught on camera — the largest researchers had ever encountered

2019-07-16 09:25

Divers swimming in the English Channel near Cornwall came face-to-face with a barrel jellyfish about their own size.

Watch: India halts historic moon mission at final hour

India hopes Chandrayaan-2 will be first rocket to land on the Moon's south pole.

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A tagged Arctic fox shocked scientists when it travelled more than 4,000km — from Norway to Canada — in just 76 days

2019-07-04 13:33

Norwegian researchers published a paper on the fox last week, and said it was the fastest journey ever recorded for an Arctic fox.

Watch: Scientists discover new plastic-eating bacteria and tested it to see how fast it would break it down

The bacteria has been named Ideonella Sakaiensis.

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Watch: Seals can copy human speech and song including the Star Wars theme tune

The findings suggest they could be used to study speech disorders and test different methods for slower learners.

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No, we're probably not growing horns from our heads because of our cell-phone use — here's the real science

2019-06-21 18:47

A study posits that people are growing horns on their heads, and it could be because of heavy cell-phone use. That's not backed up by the science.

Watch: Why fruit flies are so hard to kill

Fruit flies can smell food from over a kilometer away and can lay up to 100 eggs a day. To get rid of them, make a trap and throw out rotting fruit.

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Watch: humans are some of the only animals that don't have tails — here's why

Humans and other apes don't, even though our close primate relatives do.

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1 billion year old fungi found is Earth's oldest

2019-05-26 08:49

Scientists have unearthed fossilised fungi dating back up to one billion years, in a discovery that could reshape our understanding of how life on land evolved, research shows.


A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.

2019-07-10 21:19

Scientists think modern humans left Africa 70,000 years ago. But a 210,000-year-old skull in Greece indicates that some migration happened earlier.

Watch: Why cockroaches are so hard to kill

There are over 3,500 species of them.

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Science denialism is a litmus test for quality journalism

2019-06-25 20:43

As reporters harassed by science denialists, often wrongly described as "sceptics" as if their views on climate change, vaccinations and the age of the Earth carry any weight of evidence, we should remember the aim of science, writes George Claassen.

WATCH: Grey seals sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

2019-06-23 15:09

Researchers from the University of St Andrews say grey seals can copy human sounds, and could be used as a new model to study speech disorders.

uBiome convinced Silicon Valley that testing poop was worth R8.9 billion. Then the FBI came knocking. Here’s the inside story.

2019-06-13 09:52

Read a preview of our story on how uBiome cut corners on its science and put the company's growth before patients' best interests.

What it means when you're tired during the day but have a sudden burst of energy before bedtime

2019-06-01 15:05

Many people experience the phenomenon of feeling tired during the day but getting a burst of energy before bed — here's what could be causing it.

A pair of googly eyes could radically change how people spend their money

2019-05-26 15:43

A simple pair of googly eyes could convince people to donate more money, according to at least one study.

Video captured a brilliant fireball lighting up the Australian sky. And NASA confirmed it was a meteor the size of a small car.

2019-05-24 12:12

A NASA research center confirmed that a massive fireball landed on Tuesday in the Great Australian Bight just off the coast of South Australia.

Watch: This animation shows just how big supermassive black holes can get

Black holes are some of the most violent objects in the universe. And the bigger they get the more powerful they are. Here's how big they really are.

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