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The Martian goes to infinity and beyond

Want to create buzz for a space movie? Take journalists to a real Nasa lab. [TRAILER]

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Really, it’s all just psycho-babble

Psychology has long been the butt of jokes - especially from academics working in 'hard' sciences such as physics.

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Aldrin joins Mars exploration project

Buzz Aldrin, one of the first people to land on the moon, will spearhead a new institute aimed at paving a path toward Mars exploration.

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Prince Harry's secret trips to KNP
August 11 2015 at 07:08

Britain's Prince was last week flown secretly into a military camp deep in the vast game reserve of the Kruger Park.

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SA sticks to climate goals
August 11 2015 at 08:40

Government is sticking to its climate goals first announced by President Jacob Zuma in Copenhagen nearly six years ago of slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

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New tadpole disease affecting frogs
August 11 2015 at 08:40

Tadpoles are contracting a new, highly infectious disease that may be threatening frog populations worldwide, say British scientists.

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Cosmonauts complete spacewalk
August 11 2015 at 08:40

A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their working week by cleaning the windows of the International Space Station.

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Stemcell jab for achy knees
August 11 2015 at 08:40

A once-off injection of frozen tissue from placenta could be a new way to tackle arthritis in the knee.

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Shark safety tips: fact and fiction
August 7 2015 at 13:22

Have you ever wondered where the advice comes from and how to use it? Alison Kock separates fact from myth.

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Google morphs into Alphabet
August 11 2015 at 04:15

Google creates holding company called Alphabet to pool subsidiaries and separate core business from newer ventures.

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John McAfee arrested for DUI
August 8 2015 at 12:01

John McAfee, the reclusive anti-virus software creator, was arrested in the US for driving under the influence, a report said.

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Africa within reach of being polio-free
August 7 2015 at 13:17

Sub-Saharan Africa is finally on the brink of being declared polio-free. Charles Wiysonge investigates

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Women lack access to safe abortions - experts
August 7 2015 at 13:10

Efforts to provide safe abortions in countries hit by conflict are being held back by a lack of information, say health experts.

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