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7 days ago
Not so bird-brained
Not so bird-brained

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

21 days ago
The challenge of protecting elephants
The challenge of protecting elephants

With a growing incidence of poaching some feel that replacing the Kruger fence makes the most sense.

21 days ago
Township owls inspire pupils’ art
Township owls inspire pupils’ art

Pupils in Alexandra township yesterday celbrated the inaugural Alex Owl Day with their works of art.

21 days ago
This artificial leaf may power your car
This artificial leaf may power your car

Researchers have created a half-chemical, half-biological system to generate clean liquid fuel.

32 days ago
Stunning silver snake discovery
Stunning silver snake discovery

Scientists have found a new silver snake species in the Bahamas but they fear it is already critically endangered.

32 days ago
Stonehenge under threat from moles
Stonehenge under threat from moles

Climate change is making winters warmer and boosting the mole and rabbit populations which may topple Stonehenge.

41 days ago
Mount Everest is not the tallest
Mount Everest is not the tallest

The long-famed mountain is in fact topped by the lesser-known Chimborazo in Ecuador.

41 days ago
Shark’s electricity-sensing abilities better than thought
Shark’s electricity-sensing abilities better than thought

The most power proton conductor in the natural world is a jelly-like substance in a shark’s head, say researchers.

Kwazulu Natal
44 days ago
Charley, the baby hippo is doing just fine
Charley, the baby hippo is doing just fine

The hippo’s dramatic start to life began when, it seems, he crossed the lake from Mzingazi to Mandlazini in Zululand.

46 days ago
Crtitics demand change at ‘zoo of death’
Crtitics demand change at ‘zoo of death’

Activists say Indonesia’s largest zoo is overpopulated and are calling it a ‘zoo of death’.

47 days ago
Foreigners first atop Everest since 2014 disasters
Foreigners first atop Everest since 2014 disasters

Two Britons and a Mexican scale Mount Everest after the disasters of 2014 and 2015.

47 days ago
Hikers warned to avoid Lord of the Rings volcano
Hikers warned to avoid Lord of the Rings volcano

New Zealand officials say the volcano, featured in Lord of the Rings, is showing more signs of life.

Limpopo
55 days ago
Hope the rhino gets pioneering surgery
Hope the rhino gets pioneering surgery

Shoelaces on steroids: that's the groundbreaking procedure used on the world's most famous rhino, Hope.

59 days ago
Climate change affecting the poor
Climate change affecting the poor

The Green Climate Fund aims to contribute $100bn annually to assist poorer nations to cope with climate change.

59 days ago
A call for action to protect elephants
A call for action to protect elephants

A multi-million dollar fund, set up by the UNDP, will be used to protect Africa's endangered species from poaching.