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Watch: Nasa unveils plan for life in the clouds of Venus

NASA's Langley researchers have come up with HAVOC or a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept, a lighter than air rocket ship intended to let two astronauts explore Venus's atmosphere.

Online privacy to remain thorny issue: survey

Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

Victoria Falls no longer full of bull - rangers drive buffalo out of town

Game rangers have driven a large herd of buffalo out of Zimbabwe's prime tourist resort of Victoria Falls, locals said on Thursday.

India celebrates two more space mission successes

India announced two more successes in its space program -launching the country's largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part of India's quest to send humans into space.

SA Sci-Tech

From Senzo to Schumacher - South Africa's top ten searches in 2014: gallery

Both slain Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa and his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo featured on this year's top ten South African Google terms, as did Oscar Pistorius and Ebola.

Russia set to launch secret spy satellite for South Africa: DA

Russia is set to launch a top secret spy satellite for South Africa's defence department, the DA claimed on Wednesday.

Uber, Kalahari join forces to bring UberSleighs to Cape Town

Taxi app Uber is partnering with Kalahari.com to allow Cape Town riders to use the service to order their christmas shopping in a UberSleigh.


First hint of alien life on Mars

The first hints of life on Mars have been discovered by Nasa, scientists have revealed.

Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' fights dwindling lion numbers

Leaping high into the air and hurling spears instead of javelins, traditional lion hunters in Kenya tested their skills in a special "Maasai Olympics" organised to save the endangered animals.

Kruger National Park anti-poaching operation yields results

Three suspected rhino poachers were arrested, three were killed and four managed to escape arrest during anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park this week, SA National Parks said on Friday.


Australian scientists announce solar energy breakthrough

Australian scientists said today they had made a breakthrough in increasing the efficiency of solar panels, which they hope could eventually lead to cheaper sources of renewable energy.


Game review: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby

The original Pokemon Saphire and Ruby was probably the most ambitious the series got in a lot of ways, and the remake adds to it.

Research and researchers

NASA counts down to Orion's first step to Mars

The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off today in what NASA hailed as a first step in mankind's journey to Mars.