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‘Astonishing discovery’ of massive prehistoric circle near Stonehenge ‘Astonishing discovery’ of massive prehistoric circle near StonehengeDate: 06/07/2020

An ancient circle of deep trenches has been found near Stonehenge. Scientists say the newly discovery site offers insights int ...

Watch - ESA shares incredible, never-before-seen view of icy Martian canyon Watch - ESA shares incredible, never-before-seen view of icy Martian canyonDate: 03/07/2020

The ESA has shared an incredible piece of footage, painstakingly reconstructed, showcasing Mars’ mighty Korolev crater, a like ...

What does 5G mean for SA? What does 5G mean for SA?Date: 01/07/2020

5G has certainly been a hot topic during the Covid Pandemic. Network Configurations (Netconfig) Technical Director, Wayne Erra ...

NWU engineers obtain an international award for ‘TjopTjop’ screening app NWU engineers obtain an international award for ‘TjopTjop’ screening appDate: 01/07/2020

North-West University’s engineers were recently awarded an international award for tackling Coronavirus (Covid-19), during the ...

Why evolution seems to have a direction, and what to expect next Why evolution seems to have a direction, and what to expect nextDate: 15/06/2020

The diversity and complexity of life on Earth is astonishing: 8 million or more living species – from algae to elephants – all ...

Hidden pattern discovered in repeating radio signal from space Hidden pattern discovered in repeating radio signal from spaceDate: 10/06/2020

New clues have been uncovered in the mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs) from space. One of these strange signals has been rep ...

New study says dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle New study says dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angleDate: 05/06/2020

“For the dinosaurs, the worst-case scenario is exactly what happened … because it put more hazardous debris into the upper atm ...

Why these astronomers now doubt there’s a Planet Nine Why these astronomers now doubt there’s a Planet NineDate: 29/05/2020

In the search for the hypothetical 9th planet in our solar system, these scientists may have uncovered another explanation for ...

Unexplained anomaly weakening Earth’s magnetic field is EVOLVING and SPLITTING in two, warn scientists Unexplained anomaly weakening Earth’s magnetic field is EVOLVING and SPLITTING in two, warn scientistsDate: 26/05/2020

The ESA has deployed its constellation of satellites to investigate unusual weaknesses in Earth’s magnetic field. It appears t ...

How Venus flytraps evolved their taste for meat How Venus flytraps evolved their taste for meatDate: 15/05/2020

How does a plant develop a taste for flesh? In the play Little Shop of Horrors, all it takes is a drop of human blood. But in ...

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource PortalDate: 11/05/2020

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China. ‘Severe A ...

These are the Decade’s Biggest Discoveries in Human Evolution These are the Decade’s Biggest Discoveries in Human EvolutionDate: 30/04/2020

Human evolution is one of the most vibrant areas of scientific investigation. In the past decade we’ve seen many discoveries t ...

Level 4 Lockdown - What is not allowed? Level 4 Lockdown - What is not allowed?Date: 30/04/2020

Level 4 lockdown rules ..

NASA: The Highest Resolution Photo of Mars NASA: The Highest Resolution Photo of Mars' Surface EverDate: 09/03/2020

Mars has captured our imagination for decades and decades. Sending rovers across the fourth planet from the sun hasn't dulled ...

Achilles’ heel of ALL viruses? Scientists discover holy grail which could lead to UNIVERSAL vaccine Achilles’ heel of ALL viruses? Scientists discover holy grail which could lead to UNIVERSAL vaccineDate: 12/02/2020

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US have uncovered the ‘Achilles’ heel’ of most viruses which pl ...

Empty half the Earth of its humans. It Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planetDate: 31/10/2019

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson has argued, they can all survive – in cities ...

Scientists Think They Scientists Think They've Found 'Mitochondrial Eve's' First HomelandDate: 30/10/2019

Today it's a desert. Two hundred thousand years ago, perhaps it was home ...

New algae-based bioreactor can swallow carbon dioxide 400x faster than trees New algae-based bioreactor can swallow carbon dioxide 400x faster than treesDate: 19/09/2019

For good reason, plenty of people are worried about the quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) that are being pumped into the atmo ...

‘Hazardous’ Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Might Hit Earth Next Month! ‘Hazardous’ Asteroid 2006 QQ23 Might Hit Earth Next Month!Date: 19/07/2019

Another day, another Asteroid! It was just yesterday when the news of Asteroid 2006 QV89 not hitting our Earth in september ca ...

'Puppy dog eyes' are an evolutionary trick to manipulate humans, say scientistsDate: 18/06/2019

The next time a dog looks up at you with those big, soppy eyes and your heart begins to melt, be aware: you are being manipulated

Farewell, mysterious Planet 9? ‘Massive disc’ model better explains distant orbit oddities Farewell, mysterious Planet 9? ‘Massive disc’ model better explains distant orbit odditiesDate: 22/01/2019

What was once believed to be an elusive planet causing gravitational disturbances at the edge of our solar system may actually ...




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