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Spiders loving big city living

Researchers have found that spiders grow bigger, fatter and more fertile in the city.

Google Street View takes fans behind the scenes of Emmy-nominated shows

Fans of Emmy-nominated TV series like "Downton Abbey," "Breaking Bad" and "House of Cards" can get psyched for the awards show Monday by making virtual visits to filming locations and TV sets via Google Maps.

Don't trust Facebook Nene with your money: finance ministry

There are several fake Facebook accounts purporting to be those of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, his ministry said on Friday.

Elephant flips car in Kruger National Park

Three tourists were unhurt when an elephant flipped their car on the banks of the Sable Dam in the Kruger National Park on Thursday, the game reserve said.

SA Sci-Tech

SA students test-launch hybrid rocket

A hybrid rocket that was built by the Aerospace Systems Research Group at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been flown at the Denel Overburg Test Range in the Western Cape.

SA house swapping website takes off

WITHIN a week of the launch of South Africa’s first dedicated house swapping website, almost 60 households spanning Cape Town, Durban and the Garden Route have signed up.

Penguins in peril due to habitat loss, pollution and fishing

A study has found that penguins' existence is affected by habitat loss, pollution and fishing, and more Marine Protected Areas need to be established, the environmental affairs department said/


Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for thousands of years: study

Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas - and have sex.

Cabinet approves deal to buy hydro-electricity from DRC

Cabinet has approved the ratification of the Grand Inga Treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said.

Meerkats grandmothers eat their grandchildren

There is apparently a reason why Timon from the Lion King doesn't describe his childhood - meerkat colonies have one heck of a dark side.


Gamer proposes marriage with 'Bioshock: New Beginnings'

"Would you kindly marry me?" Justin Starnes asked Stevie Kopas, via a game box he designed for 'Bioshock: New Beginnings'

Research and researchers

Researchers achieve brain-to-brain communication

Researchers claim to have figured out a non-invasive way to achieve computer-assisted brain-to-brain communication.