Those who think developing nations can better spend money used for space exploration are "just wrong", says former Nasa astronaut Mae Jemison.
Even if Amazon's drone delivery service does not succeed, the idea it embodies is too powerful to suppress, writes Alistair Fairweather.
China has successfully begun its first rover mission to the moon, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trek across the lunar landscape.
The Rising Star Expedition - a team consisting mostly of women - has been delving deep into the Cradle of Humankind's caves looking for fossils.
The SKA telescope being built in South Africa is a huge honour for its scientific community, but will it benefit our developing economy?
Less than a month since excavation began at the Cradle of Humankind after a "spectacular" fossil find, scientists have found more than 1 000 fossils.
Microsoft says that more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time.
A sample of the seized yellow cake has been sent to Necsa to determine its chemical composition and where it came from.
From a small, slinky satellite, the Cradle's fossil riches and charting how Mars has changed, we bring the latest science news.
Government has launched science and maths programmes in Carnarvon - the town nearest to the SKA site - where poor matric results have become the norm.
There are still untapped opportunities for software to completely revolutionise virtually every industry on the planet, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Samsung Electronics expects to supply half of the smartphones sold in Africa this year and hopes to double sales on the continent in 2014.
As scientific techniques become more sensitive and advanced, scientists have observed a glut of planets.
Six international scientists, with chest measurements of no more than 18cm, will race against time to retrieve Gauteng's "vulnerably exposed" fossils.
World-renowned archaeologist Professor Lee Berger has specifically recruited a group of small-chested scientists to help with his latest project.
The Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill will preserve the separation of powers between the government and Parliament, says Derek Hanekom.
Following the Soviet Union, US and Europe in having a successful visit to Mars, India is gearing up to launch its first journey to the planet.