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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.
Australia blocked from global Amazon sites over tax
Australia blocked from global Amazon sites over tax
US internet giant Amazon will block Australian shoppers from its international websites to counter new tax laws on online purchases, it announced...
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...
Tech's not just for boys: Microsoft's DigiGirlz expands career perceptions
Tech's not just for boys: Microsoft's DigiGirlz expands career perceptions
Getting more girls to participate in technology is one of the challenges in an increasingly digital world.
'Be vigilant' warns CEO after losing R300k in email scam
'Be vigilant' warns CEO after losing R300k in email scam
Goliath and Goliath CEO Kate Goliath is encouraging small businesses to ramp up security measures after her comedy and entertainment agency fell...
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention in some of...
As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact
As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact
Days ahead of the implementation of a sweeping European privacy law, debate is swirling on whether the measure will have negative consequences for...
Gauteng turns to drones to monitor construction projects
Gauteng turns to drones to monitor construction projects
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development launched a drone on Monday to monitor and collect data in a bid to improve inefficiencies and...
Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing
Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the...
US Congress appeals ruling on net neutrality
US Congress appeals ruling on net neutrality
The United States Wednesday voted to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ruling on net neutrality by June 11, creating...
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its
'Multiverse' theory cut down to size
'Multiverse' theory cut down to size
With a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists: Is our Universe...
Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal
Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal
Cambridge Analytica, the British marketing analytics firm, announced on Wednesday that it was closing and would file for insolvency in Britain and...

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