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JK Rowling is publishing a new Harry Potter story for Halloween

Harry Potter fans can expect another short story this coming Halloween. JK Rowling announced she would publish the special Harry Potter story on her website as a Halloween surprise for fans.

Going, Going ... A lifelong love affair

Black streaks lacerate the interior walls of art collector Harry Lits's Linksfield home.

My year of wine: Emiliano keeps it close to home and it's a cocker

Wine lists are tricky to navigate when you're not a connoisseur.

New drug for TB patients

A new drug will be made available to people who suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a pharmaceutical company said on Monday.

Life & Style

Fatty foods could harm men more than women: study

Anyone who's ever watched a young male athlete chow down fast food might be surprised by the findings of a new study conducted on mice fed a high-fat diet, in which the males were more likely to develop brain inflammation and heart disease than the females.

Iconic 'Easy Rider' chopper sells for $1.35 million

The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" film sold for $1.35 million at auction this weekend.

App brings the hard-of-hearing into the conversation

An international team has developed an app that transcribes conversations onto a smartphone, indicating who said what by their headshot. In this way, deaf individuals can communicate freely with those who aren't or who don't know sign language.

Big Mac, big on salt

South Africa, a global leader in legislation forcing manufacturers to reduce salt in food by 2019, has one of the saltiest Big Mac burgers in the world.

Made your million bucks? Sorry for you

They have yachts, fancy cars and private jets. But pity the super rich - they're miserable.


The age of personal DNA storage has arrived

Santa Barbara-based GENiSYSS started an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for its thumb-drive-sized capsules to store DNA in a way that's never been available to the public.

Moisturising newborns prevents allergies

Applying moisturiser to a newborn baby's skin could help prevent eczema and even food allergies in later life, possibly offering a cheap and easy way to combat a growing global problem, a Japanese institute said.

Facebook put eggs on ice

Facebook and Apple are covering the costs for female employees to freeze their eggs to delay childbearing that could hamper their careers, NBC News reported.

One super drug, three diseases

A wonder drug that will fight cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes could be developed within 10 years according to scientists.

Health products' big fat lies

Former Constitutional Court judge Kate O'Regan has banned Herbex from advertising that its Attack the Fat Syrup, Appetite Control tablets, and Booster Eat-Less drops help people shed weight.