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Niger museum is eclectic national ‘mirror’

It has displays covering art, history, dinosaurs, nuclear energy, craftwork and music as well as live animals, for it is also a zoo

Easter eggs from the most South African dinosaur

After years of data processing at the Wits laboratory, one evolutionary scientist has constructed a 3D model of a baby Massospondylus

Jurassic parkour in SA lava fields

After stumbling on mention of tracks in a dissertation from the 1960s, scientists are shedding new light on the dinosaurs that hotfooted it through SA’s prehistoric past

NLC funds breathe life into the West Coast Fossil Park

Funds from the NLC contributed towards the design and construction of of museum and visitors centre and the creation of many visitor experiences

Tyrannosaurus rex, a sexy softie

You’d be forgiven for thinking that T rex was all bad. And Hollywood doesn’t help their image.

Climate shift killed off dinosaurs

Volcanos and an asteroid released sulphates and carbon, which caused temperature change.

Global freeze helped kill off dinosaurs

While warm-blooded animals could adapt to changing temperatures because they regulate their own temperature, cold-blooded dinosaurs could not.

How to unscramble Jurassic eggs

Scientists have been cracking the secrets of eggs laid by dinosaurs in the Free State 200-million years ago.

South African dinosaur eggs get ready to hatch their secrets

Hatched 200 million years ago, studied for over 40 years across several continents, James Kitching's discoveries are yielding scientific dividends.

Giant dinosaurs and super galaxies

Scientists turned to digital modelling to study the Dreadnoughtus dinosaur and have finally defined where our galaxy is in the universe.

Winged changyuraptor adds feather to SA scientist’s cap

A Capetonian is among the team that has discovered a 125-million-year-old microraptor in China that sheds more light on how dinosaurs ruled the sky.

Fossilised Europasaurus bones discovered in Germany

Paleontologists have uncovered over 28 fossilised bones of a Europasaurus, a dinosaur named in honour of Europe, found in the Harz region of Germany.

Palaeontologists discover ‘new’ dinosaur tracks

Researchers are studying a new field of fossilised dinosaur tracks discovered in Arkansas, including those of a large three-toed predator.

FedEx fossil arrives 300m years late

Fossil hunters have named a 300m-year-old amphibian in honour of FedEx, after unearthing the creature on land owned by the company.

Earth Claw dinosaur rises again

Scientists have unearthed a new species called Aardonyx on a farm in the Free State, writes Christina Scott.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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