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Antidepressant pollutants make courting birds violent — study
Antidepressant pollutants make courting birds violent — study
Songbirds altered their courtship behaviour after exposure to antidepressants increasingly found in the natural environment, according to a...
Uh oh, there’s a disorderly Deadpool in the gene pool
Uh oh, there’s a disorderly Deadpool in the gene pool
Precision genetic editing may be the most significant development in molecular biology in the past 50 years. It offers promising new therapies for...
Oh great, even more water on Mars
Oh great, even more water on Mars
Liquid water has been found on Mars! At least, scientists have discovered signs of liquid water. Or rather, some scientists are...
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold?
Hunt for the octopus from space
Hunt for the octopus from space
Studies suggesting that the humble octopus might be from outer space have seized the attention of would-be xenobiologists.
White men’s voices still dominate public science: Here’s how to change this
White men’s voices still dominate public science: Here’s how to change this
Visibility in the mass media matters for scientists. It gets funders’ attention. It attracts top students. It can be a pathway to policy influence. Media coverage may even boost the number of times a...
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's...
Robo-cases to roll travellers into the future
Robo-cases to roll travellers into the future
Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now.
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
Indigenous languages must feature more in science communication
There is no denying that English is one of the world’s major languages. It’s the mother tongue of nearly
We want to promote Africa as a science-intent continent— Naledi Pandor
We want to promote Africa as a science-intent continent— Naledi Pandor
Thousands of people are set to descend on the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria on Thursday and Friday for the annual...
Exoplanets 101: New discoveries and the possibility of alien life
Exoplanets 101: New discoveries and the possibility of alien life
Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1, revealed Wednesday, are the most recent – and arguably the most...
Probe: How feasible are Elon Musk’s plans to settle on Mars?
Probe: How feasible are Elon Musk’s plans to settle on Mars?
Mars is the future. It’s after all NASA’s current overarching goal to send humans...
Elon Musk plans to colonise Mars ... and soon
Elon Musk plans to colonise Mars ... and soon
SpaceX is developing a massive rocket and capsule to transport large numbers of people and cargo to Mars with the ultimate goal of colonising the...

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