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Space
6 days ago
Human trips to Mars still 15 years off
Human trips to Mars still 15 years off

The European Space Agency says the first step would be to build a base on the Moon before heading to Mars.

Space
7 days ago
British astronaut keen to blast off again
British astronaut keen to blast off again

Tim Peake says he would join another trip in to space “in a heartbeat”.

Science News
8 days ago
Solar panels thinner than hair
Solar panels thinner than hair

South Korean researchers have developed flexible solar panels 100 times thinner than a human hair.

Environment
9 days ago
Not so bird-brained
Not so bird-brained

Researchers say that budgies can be taught to recognise basic grammatical patterns.

Science News
12 days ago
Microsoft gets into marijuana business
Microsoft gets into marijuana business

Software giant become first big tech company to get into booming legal weed business.

Science News
15 days ago
Birds as clever as apes
Birds as clever as apes

Scientists say that some birds are as clever as apes despite having smaller brains.

Science Discovery
16 days ago
The perplexing history of the penis bone
The perplexing history of the penis bone

HUman penises contain no bones, and yet that is not always the case in mammalian history.

16 days ago
SA businessman helps harvest power for refugees
SA businessman helps harvest power for refugees

Franschhoek businessman MIles Oates is behind a project to provide power to refugee camps on Greek island.

Science News
20 days ago
Why don’t birds get lost?
Why don’t birds get lost?

Researchers believe that birds may use quantum mechanics to find their direction.

Science Discovery
20 days ago
500-year-old ship found full of gold coins
500-year-old ship found full of gold coins

An old Portuguese ship has been unearthed in the Namibian desert and is full of gold.

20 days ago
Kruger Park culling hippos
Kruger Park culling hippos

The park has had to start killing hippos as it runs short of food.

20 days ago
Rhino horn ban is back
Rhino horn ban is back

Government goes to Constitutional Court to appeal which means ban on domestic trade is reinstated.

20 days ago
Kruger Park to ban smartphone apps?
Kruger Park to ban smartphone apps?

Rangers say that apps for locating recent kills is causing chaos on park roads.

Science News
21 days ago
Your goldfish probably recognises your face
Your goldfish probably recognises your face

Oxford scientists say that godfish are capable of recognising human faces.

Space
22 days ago
Black holes may not be ‘eternal prisons’
Black holes may not be ‘eternal prisons’

Professor Stephen Hawking says things my fall through black holes into alternative universes.