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Worm burrows through man's brain, scientists sequence it's DNA

A went to his doctor because he was suffering from headaches and experiencing strange smells - only to find out there was a rare parasitic worm in his brain.

New shrimp species discovered in False Bay

A new shrimp species has been discovered in False Bay, the University of Cape Town (UCT) said on Friday.

Twitter builds index of every tweet in the last eight years

Twitter on Tuesday began letting users search through every tweet publicly fired off at the globally-popular one-to-many messaging service since it launched in 2006.

Record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa in 2014

A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said, undermining multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

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Karoo farmer stumbles on crashed Google test balloon

A Karoo farmer may have stumbled on a crashed test balloon being used by internet company Google, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Discovery may give fool's gold time to shine in the sun

Researchers believe they may have figured out why fool's gold has historically not worked as a solar material.

Man arrested for robbing Limpopo couple while out on bail for rhino poaching

A man out on bail for rhino poaching has been arrested for robbing a couple on a farm in Kameelfontein, Limpopo police said on Monday.


Apocalypse Now for elephants caught in South Sudan civil war

Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists warned Wednesday.
Seized ivory tusks. File photo.

Over $1 million in ivory stolen from Uganda government vaults

Over a ton of elephant ivory seized from poachers in Uganda and worth over a million dollars (R11.12 million) has been stolen from government strongrooms, reports said Monday.

Snake commits suicide by biting its own neck?

A snake catcher has found the body of a serpent that appears to have committed suicide by biting its own neck.


Nintendo logs $132 million first-half net profit

Japanese videogame giant Nintendo said Wednesday its first-half net profit soared to $132 million as a sharply weaker yen boosted its bottom line and offset slowing sales.

Research and researchers

Moon mission Kickstarter struggling to achieve lift-off

Space enthusiasts piggybacking on the public interest whipped up by the Rosetta Mission are hoping to raise 600,000 pounds (R10,391,135) in initial funding for a project to land a capsule on the moon and drill 20 metres into its core.