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Aquila’s orphan rhino has a name

The rhino calf born and abandoned by its mother on New Year’s eve at Aquila private game reserve in the Western Cape now has a name.

Frogs, fish, radiation, GM mosquitoes, fumigation and bacteria - six weapons against Zika

With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world's latest mass health scare.

Draft regulations to declare network of marine protected areas

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has published draft notices and regulations in the Government Gazette to declare a network of 22 new proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as part of the Operation Phakisa Initiative.

Scientists studying 'meteorite' that may have killed Indian bus driver

Indian scientists were Tuesday analysing a small blue rock that authorities say was a meteorite that fell from the sky and killed a bus driver.

SA Sci-Tech

Our early ancestors' lack of bite limited them to a soft-food diet

Australopithecus sediba was not the hard-chomping ancestor that scientists first thought.

Western Cape the digital province - boasts highest internet usage in South Africa

Internet access in the Western Cape is higher than the national average.

Sandton to host CITES CoP17

The Sandton Convention Centre will host the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Conference of Parties (CITES CoP17) from September 24 to October 2.


Campaign for release of orangutan ‘not a publicity stunt’

A campaign calling for an orangutan to be released from a zoological park near Pietermaritzburg and transferred to a sanctuary in the UK is neither a publicity stunt nor is it sudden‚ the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) says.

Was it mammoth, was it giant ground sloth? The Explorer's Club ate turtle: research

How would a woolly mammoth taste? In 1951 the Explorers Club claimed to have the answer - and that they had eaten some from a frozen specimen that had been found in Alaska.

Watch: How a researcher built a 3D model of a species that went extinct a 250 million years ago

About 250 million years ago trilobites went extinct - leaving only fossils behind. D. Allan Drummond, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology always dreamt of what it would be like to flip one of these fossils over, and see what was a trilobite looked like from underneath - so he set about creating a 3D model.


Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown

Twitter said Friday it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate "terrorist content" on the popular messaging platform.


Nintendo Co Chief Executive Kimishima speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

Nintendo says strong demand for Wii U games, but holiday sales disappoint

Nintendo said Tuesday its operating profit soared, as it pointed to strong demand for Wii U console games including shoot-em-up hit "Splatoon", but holiday sales fell and the positive impact of a weak yen hit its bottom line.

Research and researchers

Ninth planet in our solar system?

A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, US scientists said yesterday.