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The business of fake science
The business of fake science
Predatory journals are scamming academics around the globe.
Researchers plug carbon sink gaps
Researchers plug carbon sink gaps
The stormy waters south of the Cape suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and are key to understanding what will happen to our climate as the...
New facility lights way for future African research
New facility lights way for future African research
World-class science requires “not just human capital, but the facilities that will...
Studies all can access and apply
Studies all can access and apply
The results of scientific research that tackles disease, food security issues and poverty in the developing world will become freely available as...
Mining for medicine
Mining for medicine
Roughly once a month Esta van Heerden's team of researchers exchange their white lab coats for mining overalls and hard hats to go bioprospecting....
Stuff that matters
Stuff that matters
Give me a pearly white smile! There you go. Now consider this: the calcium in your teeth was cooked up inside a giant red star, billions of years...
The golden touch
The golden touch
Precious metals are increasingly likely to be in the medication prescribed by hospitals. Gold, silver and platinum have each been the subject of...
Pushing the boundaries of science
Pushing the boundaries of science
In the past two decades a dynamic scientist's research into viruses, fungi and tree pathogens has had a marked positive impact on the South African...
No ordinary scientist
No ordinary scientist
Tebello Nyokong has come a long way -- from herding sheep in Lesotho as a young girl to becoming a professor of medicinal chemistry and nanotechnology at Rhodes University and receiving a prestigious Order of Mapungubwe for her contribution to science in South Africa. Yet she almost...
Inside the primate laboratory
Inside the primate laboratory
Anna stares at the computer screen and considers her options. In front of her are two shapes -- a flower and a diamond. If she picks the right one...

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