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Hacking to save lives

Technology in crisis situations needs to be simple to use, tough and, in some cases, dipped in chlorine.

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iol scitech may 21 Advice to Single Women
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Bridget Jones of the 19th century

Researchers unearth 19th century guidebook telling single ladies to be cynical about marriage and forge a career.

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iol scitech may 22 poison book
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Ancient art of poisoning makes killer comeback

The past decade has seen a handful of infamous poisoning incidents. Michael E. Miller investigates

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Cartwheeling spider among new species
May 22 2015 at 09:40

About 18 000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the 2 million already known, scientists said.

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Groote Schuur pioneers pacemaker
May 22 2015 at 09:41

Cape hospital makes history by becoming first in Africa and Middle East to implant world's smallest pacemaker.

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The catch of a lifetime
May 22 2015 at 09:41

After a dramatic 90-minute struggle, angler hooks three-metre shark off Cornish coast.

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SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific
May 22 2015 at 09:40

The Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo capsule wrapped up a five-week stay at the International Space Station.

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Playboy app safe for work
May 22 2015 at 09:39

60-year-old magazine drops breasts and buttocks in favour of shareable content.

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Alzheimer's risk for gamers
May 21 2015 at 09:35

New research suggests that children who spend hours playing games may be more at risk of Alzheimer's.

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Thinking outside the box
May 22 2015 at 06:49

Meet two men who want t to transform the confines of the classical classroom into an interactive knowledge experience.

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Cold-blooded species 'face wipeout'
May 21 2015 at 13:26

Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on cold-blooded animals because they cannot regulate their own body temperatures.

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Washington state finds first dinosaur fossil
May 21 2015 at 13:26

Scientists digging among rocks in Washington have found the partial left femur of a two-legged carnivorous dinosaur.

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MeerKAT still on track - Pandor
May 21 2015 at 13:01

SA will meet its deadline of completing the MeerKAT radio telescope project by 2017, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

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