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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.

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°.

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.

Cocaine addiction linked to brain disorder

Scientists find abnormalities in key areas of grey matter in the frontal lobes.

Getting to the heart of antimatter

In science fiction stories, antimatter pops up everywhere as a power source for spaceships or the active ingredient in diabolical bombs.

Planets found in Milky Way

The planets, found by researchers at Notre Dame University, in the United States, do not orbit any star.

Passive smoking raises blood pressure in boys

Scientists have found that passive smoking can raise blood pressure levels in boys.

Give tuna and salmon a break

Cut back on tuna and salmon and load your plate instead with herring and sardines if you want to help save the world's fish.

Universal flu jab passes crucial test

Scientists at Oxford University have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place