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Tumbling science on its head

Paging through the CV of a PhD student, one would expect to see a long list of published research papers... not Benjamin Perez.

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Man’s best friend for 40 000 years

Most scientists believed man first domesticated dogs from wild wolves 16 000 years ago. This may not be the case.

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Flight-tracking site takes off

It’s not just airline geeks that are flocking to Flightradar24, even airline accident investigators are fans.

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MixRadio extends to Android, iPhone

Nokia’s MixRadio streaming service will soon be available on all major smartphone platforms.

Alzheimer's risk for gamers

New research suggests that children who spend hours playing games may be more at risk of Alzheimer's.

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Cartwheeling spider among new species
May 22 2015 at 09:40

About 18 000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the 2 million already known, scientists said.

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Groote Schuur pioneers pacemaker
May 22 2015 at 09:41

Cape hospital makes history by becoming first in Africa and Middle East to implant world's smallest pacemaker.

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The catch of a lifetime
May 22 2015 at 09:41

After a dramatic 90-minute struggle, angler hooks three-metre shark off Cornish coast.

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Hitler’s bronze horses found
May 22 2015 at 09:41

Two bronze horses which stood outside Adolf Hitler's grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin have been recovered by police.

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SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific
May 22 2015 at 09:40

The Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo capsule wrapped up a five-week stay at the International Space Station.

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Playboy app safe for work
May 22 2015 at 09:39

60-year-old magazine drops breasts and buttocks in favour of shareable content.

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Thinking outside the box
May 22 2015 at 06:49

Meet two men who want t to transform the confines of the classical classroom into an interactive knowledge experience.

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Cold-blooded species 'face wipeout'
May 21 2015 at 13:26

Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on cold-blooded animals because they cannot regulate their own body temperatures.

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Washington state finds first dinosaur fossil
May 21 2015 at 13:26

Scientists digging among rocks in Washington have found the partial left femur of a two-legged carnivorous dinosaur.

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MeerKAT still on track - Pandor
May 21 2015 at 13:01

SA will meet its deadline of completing the MeerKAT radio telescope project by 2017, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

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