Christina Scott

Good thinking at the CSIR

The CSIR has been listed as one of the world's top science and technology think tanks for the first time.

Poor bill of health for Zim

Classrooms have emptied at Zimbabwe's National University of Science and Technology (Nust) medical school.

Publish or perish? we do just ok

South African research surges, but still lags rest of the world.

Fighting destroys Ivory University

Fighting in Côte d'Ivoire has claimed a new victim: the University of Abobo-Adjamé, where the country's doctors take their first courses.

SA ready to take the TIMSS test again

The South African government sulked when its schools twice came last out of all the African countries that participate in the global TIMSS study.

Making their voices heard

Almost a third of researchers chosen for a global scientific assessment are from developing nations.

Light shines on laser physicist

Steenkamp describes physics as "always looking for answers to the 'how does it work?' question".

‘Free’ Cup tickets cost R25 200

Ten department of science and technology employees were rewarded with "free" tickets to the World Cup quarterfinals in Port Elizabeth last Friday.

Attack on aliens applauded

Ecologist wins Unesco award for research into the invasive lantana weed in the Sabi and Sand rivers.

Global warming will worsen air pollution

Research by a PhD student suggests that municipal governments will have to reassess air pollution monitoring priorities as climate change kicks in.

Underground hero of the football pitch

South African plant pathologist is using an indigenous soil fungus to improve the stadium soccer fields for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Spoilsports quietly rejoin global study

The study itself consists of an assessment of mathematics and science, as well as student, teacher and school questionnaires.

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