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What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

Scientists bag more than 1 000 fossils at Cradle ‘treasure trove’

Less than a month since excavation began at the Cradle of Humankind after a "spectacular" fossil find, scientists have found more than 1 000 fossils.

Wanted: Small-chested, skinny scientists for deep excavation

World-renowned archaeologist Professor Lee Berger has specifically recruited a group of small-chested scientists to help with his latest project.

Hand heritage: The telling anatomy of an ancestor

New evidence suggests Karabo, the <i>Australopithecus sediba</i> fossil may have been a vital evolutionary stage in the long ascent of our species.

New hominid skeleton named Karabo

A recently discovered juvenile hominid skeleton, of the new <i>Australopithecus Sediba</i> species, was given the name Karabo on Monday.

Nine-year-old finds fossil of new hominid species

The nine-year-old son of a Wits scientist found a fossil of a new hominid species that lived 1,95m years ago, the scientist revealed on Thursday.

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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