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Thieves steal dog used to hunt rhino poachers

Jack, a dog trained to track rhino poachers, has been stolen with his owner's bakkie in Pretoria, the Palala Rhino Sanctuary said on Tuesday.

Samsung wants to replace your wallet with a watch

Samsung is planning yet another smartwatch to sit alongside the six it has already launched over the past 12 months. However, while its past efforts have been focused on fitness or replacing reliance on smartphones, this one wants to be a replacement for consumers' wallets.

Apple sells record 10 million new iPhones in first three days

Apple Inc said it sold a record 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new, larger phone models went on sale in 10 countries on Friday.

India's first Mars mission nears red planet

India's first ever mission to Mars has "entered the Martian neighbourhood," the country's space agency said Monday ahead of a manoeuvre to put the spacecraft into the planet's orbit.

SA Sci-Tech

Climate change is happening to us now: Pretoria activists

Activists concerned about climate change gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday to deliver a petition on "climate justice demands" to government officials.

Feature: Human settlement threatens SA sacred lake

For centuries, the legends surrounding Lake Fundudzi protected it from economic exploitation and sedimentation. But now, one of southern Africa's most important sacred natural sites is in danger.

One lion killed, another still loose in Limpopo

One of two lions on the loose was shot in Matikiring, near Tolwe, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

Green

Watch: Rocks pop as man records exfoliation under his own feet

Rock exfoliation is when curved slabs of rock detach and slough off from the rock below, resulting in a so-called exfoliation dome as the rock lifts due to the change in pressure. YouTube user dotysan managed to catch the process in action - under his own feet.

Hawks circling rhino poaching kingpin

A suspected rhino poaching kingpin could be nabbed soon, Hawks head Anwa Dramat told MPs on Wednesday.

Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas

For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda. Now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife.

Gaming

Gaming anti-feminists threaten to bomb GDC award

Certain gamers have further cemented the hobby's reputation for having a problem with women - with a bomb threat to the Game Developers Choice (GDC) awards.

Research and researchers

Space agency picks spot for first ever comet landing

The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a manoeuvre that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission.