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Watch: Falcon 9 v1.1 goes boom after landing

SpaxeX is currently trying to perfect landing its Falcon 9 v1.1. This attempt is the most successful to date, with a slower than expected throttle valve response cited as the main reason it fell over and blew up.

Each red dot on this map represents xenophobia

Kenyan non-profit Ushahidi and online publication iAfrikan have developed Report Xenophobia to help better understand the landscape of the violent attacks taking place against foreign nationals across the rainbow nation. 

A department store employee poses with a kimono-clad android robot named Aiko Chihira, developed by Toshiba, during its unveiling in Tokyo

Humanoid robot starts work at Japanese department store

Dressed in a kimono and smiling, Aiko Chihira greets shoppers at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store. But Chihira is no regular employee - she is a humanoid robot.

Female chimps use spears to join hunt, may have invented them

Chimpanzees have long been noted as using tools - yet the Savannah Chimpanzees of Fongoli are noted as the only population that routinely uses tools to hunt vertebrate prey.

SA Sci-Tech

Elephant crushes big-game hunter

A young bull elephant killed professional hunter Ian Gibson early on Wednesday as he tracked a lion for an American client in a rugged part of northeastern Zimbabwe.

MTN hikes contract and data fees

MTN has joined Vodacom and Cell C in hiking its contract and data prices.

New all-terrain vehicle gives Addo park a boost to fight poachers

Addo Elephant National Park’s fight against rhino poaching was given a boost when the park took ownership of a Polaris all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and a specially designed anti-poaching trailer for use in the field.



Won't see you later - x-ray images show python digesting alligator

A series of images has been uploaded to imgur showing an x-ray of a python digesting an alligator over seven days.

Residents rush to rescue around 150 dolphins beached in Japan

Around 150 melon-headed whales, a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean, beached in Japan on Friday, sparking frantic efforts by locals and coastguards to save them.


Videogames both good and bad for children: studies

Good news and bad news for video gamers: new research shows game play boosts visual and cognitive skills, but that too much of the activity is linked to behavioural problems.

Research and researchers

Watch: Meet man who has volunteered for first human head transplant

Russian computer scientist Valeri Spiridonov, who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffman muscle wasting disease, has volunteered to be the first human being to undergo a full head transplant. “Am I afraid? Yes, of course I am. But it is not just very scary, but also very interesting,” he told the Daily Mail.