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China Internet population reaches 632 million

China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.

From science fiction to fact - five amazing medical advances

Exoskeletons helping the paralysed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumours, machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers: in many respects, the future of medicine is already here.

Abalone worth R3,8 million seized

Abalone with a street value of about R3,8 million was seized on Thursday at a farm warehouse in Philadelphia, north of Cape Town, police said.

'Twitter is not a sales platform'

With the economic slump, sales staff have turned to platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to find new business.

SA Sci-Tech

Scientists name Puerto Rico water bug after Jennifer Lopez

Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after some scientists gave her name to a water mite species they discovered near Puerto Rico.

South African government keen to frack: minister

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Tuesday confirmed the state has a keen interest in drilling for shale gas itself, suggesting it could help end the historic injustices of natural resource exploration in South Africa.

SA key to finding life out there

South Africa is uniquely placed to help lead global advances in humanity's search for extraterrestrial life, a renowned Nasa scientist said at a gathering of fossil hunters in Johannesburg at the weekend.

Green

Nasa predicts discovery of extra terrestrial life in 20 years

Nasa has said that it is overwhelmingly likely that they will find proof of other life forms within 20 years.

Watch: Great white shark choked by sea lion

A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week had a sea lion stuck in its throat which likely caused its death, fisheries officials said.

Most complete mammoth mummies found in Arctic

Two baby mammoths found in the Arctic have been so well preserved that their deaths have been revealed as suffocation from inhaling mud.

Gaming

Porn site wants to sponsor hardcore gaming

Porn website YouPorn wants to sponsor eSports according to a report, specifically mentioning League of Legends, DOTA2, and "Heartstone".

Research and researchers

Scientists may have discovered the key to consciousness

Scientists in Washington DC have potentially found the on-off switch for human consciousness by stimulating certain parts of the brain.