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Facebook likes Johannesburg - builds first African office there

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.

Solar-powered plane takes off from Japan for trans-Pacific crossing

A solar-powered plane took off from Japan on Monday on the seventh leg of its journey round the world, a trans-Pacific crossing expected to be the toughest part of the trip.

The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon lifts off from launch pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral

SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, following what was meant to be a routine cargo mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX counts down to cargo launch, rocket recovery bid

SpaceX counted down Sunday to the launch of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station, carrying food, supplies and experiments for growing lettuce in space.

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Science releases guidelines for publishing scientific studies

In the midst of a debate over scientific misconduct, one of the world’s leading scientific journals Thursday posted the most comprehensive guidelines for the publication of studies in basic science to date.

Watch: Crocodile robs wild dogs

These wild dogs were peaceably eating their freshly killed impala, when out of nowhere a huge crocodile came along and stole it for himself. Posted to YouTube by Latest Sightings.

South African school pupils win CERN science contest

Pupils from St John’s College and Barnato Park High School in Johannesburg have teamed up to win the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) Beamline for Schools Competition 2015.

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Solar Impulse could be stuck in Japan for a year: pilot

A solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world must cross the Pacific within a few weeks or it could remain stuck in Japan for a year, its pilot said in an interview published Thursday.
These Garam Masala Lamb Chops and Onions make for a tasty Diwali meal.

Probe after GM jellyfish-lamb sold as meat in France

French authorities are looking into how a lamb genetically modified with jellyfish protein was sold as meat to an unknown customer, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

Rosetta comet-chasing mission extended to September 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Tuesday that its historic comet-chasing mission Rosetta had been extended until the end of September 2016.

Internet

Google straps cameras to rock climbers for first vertical Street View - video

Google has taken its Street View collection to new heights with its first vertical climb, mounting cameras on some of the best climbers in the world as they scale the sheer granite face of Yosemite's El Capitan in California.

Gaming

Nintendo to allow gay marriage in latest 'Fire Emblem' game

The sword and spear-wielding warriors in the new instalment of Nintendo's hit "Fire Emblem" series will be able to marry whomever they like, the Japanese game-maker has said.