Try out these science experiments at home and boost your child’s academic success

2017-11-15 12:59

Research shows that when parents engage in simple science projects with their kids at home, it boosts their learning in school.

Biggest and smallest creatures at top risk of extinction - study

2017-09-22 10:09

Animals on both the large and small side of the spectrum face the most risk of extinction - but for very different reasons, each with vast consequences for the planet, researchers say.

Could we soon be eating meat without slaughter? Say hello to the future of sustainable meat production

2017-08-30 10:14

Memphis Meats' revolutionary business has been backed by some serious investors. We might be edging closer to the end of traditional meat production.

How data is empowering an education system in crisis

2017-07-03 14:55

An innovative mobile learning platform is distributing content via a data-driven model.

SA geologist strikes gold at science fest

2017-06-11 06:50

Geologist Tshiamo Legoale arrived back in Johannesburg yesterday after being named the FameLab International Champion at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK.

Body farm for researchers and detectives opens near Tampa

2017-05-12 22:06

A 'body farm' has opened near Tampa, enabling researchers to study how corpses decompose in Florida's climate.

Thousands march for science around the world

Thousands of people all around the world took to the streets on Saturday to march for Earth Day in protest for the growing disregard of science.

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Science in a box

2017-04-09 06:06

The majority of SA’s schools do not have science laboratories, leaving talented pupils at a disadvantage.

Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth's core

2017-01-12 11:16

Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth's inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet's deepest secrets.

Science must experience Newton's gravitational pull

2016-11-08 12:56

An argument that science isn’t done through an African perspective is a non-starter, because science by definition can never be about race.


Science, tech get R24.8bn push for innovation

2017-10-25 15:49

The Department of Science and Technology is expected to see a R24.8bn investment over the medium term.

Improve the representation of female scientists

2017-09-17 06:06

Recent findings by a South African university show that women have a lower research output than their male counterparts and are less likely than men to be published in scientific journals.

Winning Women: Learning to farm gold

2017-07-08 06:00

Tshiamo Legoale (27), a geologist at Mintek, has worked out a way to ‘farm gold’. This research resulted in her winning the FameLab International 2017 contest last month in the UK.

The science of decolonisation

2017-06-22 11:21

How do we build a prosperous decolonised Africa? Johan Fourie from Stellenbosch University explains one solution: focusing less on land reform and more on science and technology.

KZN earthworms get English names to be more relatable to the public

2017-05-29 09:00

Two scientists in KwaZulu-Natal have embarked on a great earthworm naming push, to assign common English names to the roughly 100 species of indigenous earthworms found in the province.

‘Master rat-tickler’ bows out, taking his art with him

2017-04-20 12:55

There could have been no more honourable title for the late neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp than ‘master rat-tickler’. By playing with the common rodent in a lab, he systematically gathered evidence that their chirps paralleled human laughter.

Fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago

2017-03-02 14:06

The oldest fossils ever found are "direct evidence" of life on Earth 3.8 to 4.3bn years ago when our planet was still in its infancy, researchers reported Wednesday.

AI is a hit in the woke era

2017-01-08 06:03

Flux Trends presents six trends for 2017. These are just a sample of a broader selection of trends that Flux will explore in depth at its first trend presentation of the year: The State We’re In: 2017 – Dazed and Disoriented, the impact of being wok

Science decolonisers “reprehensible”, says top UCT scientist after watching THIS video

2016-10-19 13:41

Emeritus Professor Tim Crowe hopes sanity will ultimately prevail, as he provides an in-depth perspective on the “disruption, destruction and decolonisation” of UCT.

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