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US sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

US health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

Symantec says $81 million SWIFT heist linked to Philippines attack, Sony hack

Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures, cybersecurity company Symantec Corp said in a blog post on Thursday.

You must be a fat meerkat if you want to be boss: Research

Young meerkats eat to beat their rivals in the fight to become moms and dads‚ according to a new study.

Climate change denier Trump building a R174.52 million wall to protect golf course from changing climate

An Irish golf course owned by Donald Trump, a climate change denier, has put in a planning application for a sea wall to protect against coastal erosion, citing changing weather as the reason.

SA Sci-Tech

Africa throws out its net to stem plastic pollution in oceans

If present trends continue‚ there will be more than 700 million tons of plastic in the ocean by 2050‚ outstripping the weight of fish.

Homo naledi makes annual list of newly discovered species

Homo naledi‚ the extinct hominin species discovered at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site‚ has been named among the top 10 new species of 2016.

Lions killed for heads and paws - farmers worry about muti market

Limpopo farms have experienced a recent wave of what could be "muti" related lion killings‚ with five of the creatures found dead in a week.


WATCH: Drone captures shark feeding frenzy on whale

A drone has captured a bloody feeding frenzy by around 70 tiger sharks on a dead whale, turning the pristine waters of the aptly named Shark Bay in Australia red.

Sentinel’s 7,000 snaps show a cloud-free African

Africa as a cloudless continent has been unveiled in a spectacular composite photograph released by the European Space Agency.

Watch: Record 1,284 planets added to list of worlds beyond solar system

Astronomers have discovered 1,284 more planets beyond our solar system, with nine possibly in orbits suitable for surface water that could bolster the prospects of supporting life, scientists said.


An attendee tries on the Oculus VR Inc. Rift Development Kit 2 headset at E3 in Los Angeles

Virtual reality girds for test in marketplace

A middle-aged white man sees himself as a young black woman being taunted by a racist.

Research and researchers

Ancient Chinese pottery reveals 5,000-year-old beer brew

Residue on pottery from an archeological site has revealed the earliest evidence of beer brewing in China left from a 5,000-year-old recipe, researchers said Monday.