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AP

Students ‘addicted to cellphones’

An online survey asked 164 students how long they spent using different functions or apps on their phone.

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AP

Empathy among animals ‘a common trait’

Contagious yawning is a behaviour shared by chimpanzees, baboons, dogs and humans, and researchers say that wolves can do it too.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

There is a way to stem Ebola - expert

Breaking the chain of transmission is key to stemming the Ebola outbreak, says the National Institute of Communicable Disease.

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Why a song takes you down memory lane
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Scientists find that listening to a favourite song boosts activity in region of the brain responsible for memory and emotions.

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Independent Media launches IOL Mobile
August 28 2014 at 16:05

Independent Media has released an advanced IOL mobile site for smartphones.

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Mystery of sliding rocks solved
August 29 2014 at 08:27

For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.

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Rocket launch tests new technology
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Nasa is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.

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Ebola sequences may aid hunt for treatment
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola have released 99 sequenced genomes of the deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic virus.

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Birds of a feather don’t flock together
August 29 2014 at 08:27

Research reveals 20 percent of shrikes not fathered by the females' 'mates'.

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Viral fundraising campaign raking in the cash
August 28 2014 at 14:15

The Ice Bucket Challenge has caught everyone off-guard, none more so than the ALS Association folks.

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Can flashes of light delete bad memories?
August 28 2014 at 14:15

Scientists claim they reversed fearful reactions to disturbing memories in mice by shining flashes of light into their eyes.

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Heavy-lift rocket debut ‘not likely until 2018’
August 28 2014 at 14:11

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.

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Township library goes hi-tech
August 28 2014 at 14:11

Smartphones and tablets are now available for public use at a new library of technological devices in Langa, Cape Town.

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