The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.
Scientists have developed a tool for coding DNA that will help to monitor drug-resistant strains.
A scheme to improve emerging farmers’ livestock is improving the gene pool.
A 13-year-old California boy is the youngest person ever to receive venture capital investment in the US, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
History was made as a robotic spacecraft sent to explore a comet touched down. The Rosetta probe will gather images and information on the comet.
We’ve all seen it in movies, but can supercomputers really rise up and reign supreme over humanity?
Scientists in Europe announced the landing of a robot lab Philae on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, enabling it to send back scientific information.
The massive radio telescope, which will form part of the Square Kilometre Array, is projected to be completed on time despite delays.
From sad faces to a "smiling pile of poo", Alistair Fairweather looks at how these symbols have seeped into every form of textual communication.
Fear of Ebola and the turbines used for wind farms pose a critical threat to an animal fundamental to our ecosystems.
Social media, games and fitness dominate the app stores of three of the major smartphone platforms in South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
A social media report found that there is significant gender balance in South Africans' use of Facebook, which is also SA's favourite social network.
Astrophysicist Bernie Fanaroff was chosen to head the SKA project; with his experience and political credentials he led the company in its mission.
Fanaroff will retire at the end of next year, but will be acting as strategic advisor on the project from January 1 2016 until December 2017.
Amazon says it will take its chances in the smartphone market despite the poor ratings of its Fire phone, but can it survive among the other big boys?
Six dishes were expected by next month, but only one exists so far as a result of a metalworkers' strike and logistical problems.
A new report paints a picture of a severely underfunded Agricultural Research Council trying to do the best with the resources available to it.
MakerBot, a manufacturer of 3D printers, has chosen Rectron South Africa for the local distribution of its products.
Tired of being spied on by their governments, many are using a new system that secures their identities on the internet, writes Alistair Fairweather.