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Possible new species of human discovered in China

Archaeologists have uncovered teeth in China that don't appear to be of any known human species.

Facebook rejects cyber-jihadi claim, blames software glitch for outage

Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame.

Namibia to beef up rhino and elephant protection

The Namibian government will beef up protection for rhinos and elephants and tighten laws to curb increased poaching, which suddenly surged last year, it said on Monday.

Misfit marmots more likely to save the day: research

Yellow-bellied marmot outcasts are the most likely to be the first to call out an alarm to warn their colonies of predators according to new research.

SA Sci-Tech

'Dread Pirate Roberts' wrote about founding Silk Road in journal: prosecutors

The accused operator of the online black marketplace Silk Road had a digital journal on his laptop detailing the development of the website and predicting it would become a "phenomenon," jurors heard on Wednesday.

KwaZulu Natal school gets solar computer lab

Umhloti Primary School in KwaZulu Natal has just received a new Solar Powered computer lab according to a charity.

Asteroid to buzz the earth

Amateur stargazers will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see an asteroid half-a-kilometre wide "narrowly" miss the Earth on Monday, January 26.

Green

Australia orders waste dumping ban on Great Barrier Reef

Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said Saturday, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger.
A satellite view of Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA handout photo

Creatures found living under deep, dark Antarctic ice

Researchers have discovered fish and crustaceans living under a roof of ice about 740 metres deep in Antarctica according to a report.

Zimbabwe police rescue pangolins, arrest five poachers

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested five pangolin poachers in two separate incidents, a conservation group said on Wednesday.

Gaming

Sony's PlayStation offline, Microsoft's Xbox restored

Microsoft's online network for its Xbox gaming console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony's PlayStation network down.

Research and researchers

New technology may make Vesuvius blackened scrolls readable again

Precious scrolls blackened by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in AD 79 may become readable again, thanks to 21st century technology, scientists said.