An online survey asked 164 students how long they spent using different functions or apps on their phone.
Contagious yawning is a behaviour shared by chimpanzees, baboons, dogs and humans, and researchers say that wolves can do it too.
Breaking the chain of transmission is key to stemming the Ebola outbreak, says the National Institute of Communicable Disease.
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Scientists find that listening to a favourite song boosts activity in region of the brain responsible for memory and emotions.
Independent Media has released an advanced IOL mobile site for smartphones.
For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.
Nasa is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.
Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola have released 99 sequenced genomes of the deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic virus.
Research reveals 20 percent of shrikes not fathered by the females' 'mates'.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has caught everyone off-guard, none more so than the ALS Association folks.
Scientists claim they reversed fearful reactions to disturbing memories in mice by shining flashes of light into their eyes.
Nasa's new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon and asteroids, likely will not have its debut test flight until 2018.
Smartphones and tablets are now available for public use at a new library of technological devices in Langa, Cape Town.
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