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Chimp sanctuary’s ebola relief

Sierra Leone’s chimpanzee centre celebrates 20th anniversary after surviving closure due to ebola pandemic.

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Hi-tech DNA machines cause concern

UK watchdogs fear allowing police to analyse DNA in custody suites rather than laboratories could compromise evidence.

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How the Hubble improved our scope

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Hubble, the most important and productive telescope since Galileo’s discoveries four centuries ago.

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Commercial planes open to hacking
April 15 2015 at 15:43

Watchdogs warn that passengers could hack into flight controls by using a plane's wireless entertainment system.

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Tuned out of whistling
April 15 2015 at 16:06

Portable music on mobile phones is drowning out the art of whistling, say researchers.

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Researchers find the dope on epilepsy
April 15 2015 at 16:00

Researchres say a compound found in marijuana plants is promising to sharply reduce the number of seizures suffered by children epilepsy.

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Nosing around cancer cells
April 15 2015 at 15:38

Low-cost electronic tester can detect signs of stomach cancer molecules in the breath – and the lesions that precede it.

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R145m grant for TB research
April 15 2015 at 15:36

Biomedical and behavioural research in the country gets a major boost with the awarding of nearly half a billion rand in funding to eight leading institutions.

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Amazonian nut is all the rage
April 15 2015 at 13:22

Global jetset’s demand for protein-rich nut cacay in anti-aging facial creams means its now more than just livestock feed for Colombian farmers.

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Magnetism is not such a galactic force
April 15 2015 at 13:20

The ‘surprising’ non-magnetism of Rosetta’s comet suggests that magnetic pull wasn’t an important factor in the formation of our solar system’s comets and planets.

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Online popularity does count
April 15 2015 at 11:05

Being popular on social media is worth its weight in gold these days, with plenty of companies looking to reward users and gain publicity for their brands.

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Loadshedding: SME survival guide
April 15 2015 at 10:55

Here’s how to prevent your open files becoming corrupted or damaged beyond rescue when the power goes...

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Cyber attacks: it's the stupid user
April 14 2015 at 11:49

Two reports suggest that many hacking attacks are successful because employees click on links in tainted emails.

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