Alok Jha

Alok Jha works from London, England. Science correspondent at @TheEconomist Former @WellcomeTrust fellow Author: The Water Book https://t.co/lySv8Xl9zt [email protected] Alok Jha has over 31762 followers on Twitter.

Rhodes Must Fall campaigners barking up the wrong tree

If trustees of the UCT fund have "blood on their hands" because of investment in Lonmin then so must trustees of all pension funds similarly invested.

Studies all can access and apply

The UK will make publicly funded studies open to all.

Mankind responsible for 70% of radical Arctic ice melt

A study has found only 30% of radical loss of the Arctic's ice is due to natural variability in the Atlantic, and it will probably get worse.

Politics & scandal: From ‘sit down’ to ‘step aside’

While disgraced officials may resign, firing them is tricky. SA's parties are trying to come up with ways to deal with those who try to brazen it out.

The fine art of the Neanderthals

Several times in the past 10 years scientists have had to rewrite the textbooks on Neanderthals, the last species of human to go extinct.

The beauty of the very best ideas

World's leading thinkers write on what impresses them -- from Darwinism to the concept of 'deep time'

US moon base needs money to move beyond dreams

In the latest tell-people-what-they-want-to-hear speech on the election circuit, Newt Gingrich made a remarkable promise: he wants a moon base.

Celebrity sense and nonsense

The pseudo-scientific utterances of famous stars are often dangerously misleading or just wrong.

New sea creatures found living in extreme conditions

Scientists exploring underwater vents near Antarctica have found a world of creatures thriving in temperatures of 400C°.

Light-beating neutrinos stun scientists

Scientists have reacted with cautious shock to results that showed that certain subatomic particles can travel faster than light.

Caffeine boost for sunscreen

Scientists have worked out how caffeine might offer protection against some skin cancers, a finding that could lead to better sunscreens.

Expecting? Sleep on your left — just in case

Mothers who sleep on their backs or right-hand sides the night before giving birth are twice as likely to have a stillborn child.

Press Releases

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

South Africa is open for business

The IDC believes that the fundamentals to enable a sustainable economic recovery are firmly in place, writes IDC CEO TP Nchocho