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I do not own a Facebook account: Nathi Mthethwa

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday distanced himself from a Facebook profile purporting to be him.

EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband

The EU should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report said on Monday.

Internet porn sucking the life out of print pornography

The traditional method of consuming pornography from magazines is dying out due to rapid growth of internet porn consumption.

Chilly end for sex geckos sent into space by Russia

Five geckos sent into orbit to test the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives have all died, the Russian space agency said on Monday.

SA Sci-Tech

Fracking contaminates drinking water: TKAG

Government must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) said.

Public consultation on Fracking to begin in September

Public consultations on draft regulations for shale gas exploration will begin in September, the mineral resources department said on Wednesday.

Three lion cubs make Johannesburg Zoo debut

Three lion cubs have made their debut, pouncing their way into a large enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Green

Bad weather may delay Japan dolphin hunting season

The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.

14 detained for trying to prevent dolphin hunt in Denmark

Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt, their organisation said Sunday.

Panda pretended to be pregnant to get better treatment

A giant panda was scheduled to be the star of a widely-anticipated live birth but had to forgo her moment of glory as she was not actually pregnant.

Gaming

Researchers study browser game community to understand wealth

Researchers have used the massively multiplayer game Pardus in order to figure out the effects of wealth inequality.

Research and researchers

Scientists discover ancestor to carnivorous eyeballs

Thylacares brandonensis hunted 435 million years ago, grabbing its prey with spiny limbs and crushing it to bits before feasting.