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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino in this file photo

Homophobic MP urges Russia to ban gay Apple boss, won't give up iPhone

An outspoken Russian lawmaker behind a controversial anti-gay law on Friday called for Apple boss Tim Cook to be banned from entering the country after he became the first CEO of a major US company to reveal he is gay.

Philippines' rare dwarf buffalo charges against extinction

The population of the Philippines' dwarf buffalo, one of the world's rarest animals, has grown to its largest since efforts to save them from extinction began, conservationists said Friday.

Holy communion wafer all wheat, no meat: Raelians

A group of Raelians managed to get ahold of some consecrated communion wafers in a bid to do some DNA test on them.

Being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me: Apple's Cook

Apple's Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom.

SA Sci-Tech

Sanparks to investigate where Swartvlei estuary E.coli is coming from

SANParks will try to establish the source of E.coli at the Swartvlei estuary, the organisation said on Wednesday.

SA man faces second US wildlife indictment for sale of illegal rhino hunts

One of the South African brothers facing indictment in the US over the sale of illegal rhino hunts was previously fined for illegally importing a leopard carcass to that country.

Pigeon racing is now illegal: NSPCA

The breeding, trading and racing of pigeons is now illegal, the NSPCA said on Wednesday.

Green

Man charged with chasing owl in paraglider

A person from Utah is facing federal charges for allegedly chasing a barn owl with a motorised paraglider.

Jupiter has its eye on you: image

Hubble caught this image while observing Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) storm on April 21, 2014, when the shadow of Ganeymede swept across the centre of the storm.

Con-artist butterflies learn to speak like ant royalty

Researchers have found that some butterfly species have learned to mimic the sounds of ant queens as caterpillars.

Gaming

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

Scientists grow tiny human stomachs in lab

Scientists have managed to grow miniature stomachs in a laboratory from human stem cells.