Editing embryos may end up saving lives, but what does it mean for the human gene pool?
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.
Evidence of a distant giant planet lurking secretly in our solar system is compelling, according to researchers.
Astronomers investigating the alignment of rocks beyond Pluto have concluded that an undetected icy planet four times the size of Earth must exist.
The social media company seems to be mulling a massive increase in tweet length from the iconic 140 characters users have grown accustomed to.
Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.
Researchers who sequenced the genome of gut bacteria in the world's oldest natural mummy have cast doubt on theories about migration out of Africa.
It’s been a wild year in smartphones, with a vast range of new options spelling great confusion in consumer choice.
Google Africa recently paid for 35 journalists from various African countries, including South Africa, to explore Kenya using several apps.
The ambitious SKA super-telescope has sparked a burst of speed in locally developed computing, most recently with Skarab processing technology.
South Africa has been slow to adopt renewable energy sources, but there is one option which has proved successful elsewhere and could be adopted.
Amid the explosion of free mobile games worldwide, South African developers are going for a commercial ride on their own games.
Science backs up what Africans have known for centuries – morogo is a good, healthy food.
The only known planet inhabited exclusively by robots, Mars may become the only other planet in our solar system colonised by humans.
Using Africa’s national parks, scientists have garnered essential information which will help refine their understanding of Earth's climate.
The Africa Coast to Europe cable is likely the last major system to land in SA for a while, but help with redundancy and choice may bring costs down.
The recent rAge festival again proved that gaming is booming in South Africa – and there’s no sign of it letting up, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
A new high-tech buoy that provides real-time data can play a key role in helping South Africa and other countries manage their coastal waters.
Reports of alcohol boosting the libido are unlikely to stand up to serious scrutiny.