Research indicates that unripe bananas have the potential to become a staple food, being mostly starch at this stage.
Physical anthropologists are developing a database of the country's unique bones.
We need more research to understand breast cancer among black women in South Africa.
Strands are thinner, conduct electricity better than copper and are 1 000 times stronger than steel, but lighter.
Get in on the science debate, says Mail & Guardian's science editor Sarah Wild.
A lack of high-energy fat in the big cats' diets may cause depression.
Scientists are keen to figure out how exactly plants are able to defend themselves and why some are better at it than others.
Showering rather than bathing or hand washing appears to reduce the mother's chances of aerobic vaginitis, lowering the risk of preterm labour.
It is vital to preserve genetic diversity and private game farms can play an important role in this.
It is possible that growth in this apparently miraculous technology could hurt those working with it.
Childhood trauma is firmly linked to phenomena such as panic attacks; the role of genetics is less clear.
The way our kidneys produce urine is still not fully understood.
Old military technology may make life more difficult for cellphone-using criminals.
Biology can be put to work in the form of integrated algae pond systems that turn sewage into clean water.
It is important that e-health systems are able to share patients' information.
Scientists are looking for ways to harness the energy in galaxies to solve energy problems on Earth.
Could turmeric, a common household spice, hold the key to a cure for neurological disorders?
The ultimate goal is to have biogas solutions that will supply a university with clean energy.
A local solution could help more people on the African continent see better.