Fifty scientists from around the world will set off from Cape Town on a Russian vessel just before Christmas to circumnavigate Antarctica.
Scientists successfully introduce DNA-based vaccine into immune system of mice.
One of the biggest medical trials to be conducted in SA will begin in 10 days, and could bring the world a step closer to a vaccine for HIV.
A British judge has granted a teenage girl's dying wish to be cryogenically frozen so that she can later be "cured and woken up".
SA's National Sea Rescue Institute urges caution in coastal areas during the current spring tide, which peaks today.
Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle are experimenting with everything from gene editing to death traps in the race to end malaria.
A new study finds tha telling small lies opens up a slippery slope that can lead to much larger deceptions.
Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
A global deal to combat climate change is set to take effect after gaining key support from European nations.
Rooibos and Honeybush, long-time luvvies of the local tea-drinking scene, have been elevated to a different class altogether.
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa honoured for work on design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for work ...
A new treatment has resulted in all signs of HIV disappearing from a 44-year-old man's body.
Humans are both social and territorial, two of the characteristics that increase the likelihood of a species killing each other
Africa's elephant population fell around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015 because of a surge in ivory poaching.