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Bird thought to be extinct rediscovered

The Jerdon's babbler, recently rediscoverd in Myanmar, was first discovered in the 1860s but had not been reported in 74 years.

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Lack of oxygen saves ancient brain

Preserved by being stuck in the mud, old brain spills its secrets.

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Ellies to exit ‘greatest show on earth’

Big top owners agree to phase elephants out of circus performances amid rising criticism.

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Jawbone fossil ‘fits on human branch’
March 5 2015 at 10:19

A fossil found in Ethiopia suggests humankind's ancestors were living in what is now the Ledi-Geraru area 400 000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Google wants you to build your own phone
March 5 2015 at 09:56

Google’s Ara project will appeal to tech boffins - but could Joe Public construct a mobile phone from loose parts?

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Yahoo’s core the same after 20 years
March 5 2015 at 09:42

Internet pioneer Yahoo marked a special anniversary this week with one eye on the past and the other on the future.

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Zuckerberg confronts tensions
March 5 2015 at 09:41

Mark Zuckerberg hits back amid complaints that Facebook is getting a free ride out of telecom operators.

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Microsoft co-founder finds battleship
March 4 2015 at 15:53

World War 2 fundi's explorations pay off as Musashi is found on a seabed in the Phillipines. (VIDEO)

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New: fresh, portable ground coffee by the cup
March 4 2015 at 15:51

Forget cafetieres, percolators and pods – a good brew is a cup away.

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‘Freak’ flaw leaves internet open to hackers
March 4 2015 at 15:47

California – A newly discovered internet security flaw could leave many websites vulnerable to hackers because of weak US encryption standards in the 1990s, researchers said Tuesday.

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Video game to treat ‘lazy eye’
March 4 2015 at 15:09

‘Dig Rush’ to train kids’ brain to improve visual acuity, say developers

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WhatsApp tops for tech-savvy SA students
March 4 2015 at 13:41

Budget-conscious students say Facebook is still a social media hit – and smartphones help them study.

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Nepal gets tough on litterbugs
March 4 2015 at 11:09

Stinking climbers will now face steep fines for trashing Mount Everest.

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