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Lack of oxygen saves ancient brain

Preserved by being stuck in the mud, old brain spills its secrets.

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Ellies to exit ‘greatest show on earth’

Big top owners agree to phase elephants out of circus performances amid rising criticism.

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Technology does the dirty on almost everything

From self-cleaning clothes to mist-free windows and germ-repellant counters, scientists say they can make it all.

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Is Cape’s water plan worth its salt?
March 3 2015 at 10:05

Cape Town is wrapping up its feasibility study for a R14.9bn desalination plant that could be built near Koeberg within 10 years.

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Why men like lobsters and rattlesnakes
March 3 2015 at 09:43

When it comes to the creature kingdom, the differences between men and women are clear.

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Google soars through the Amazon
March 3 2015 at 09:33

Ever wondered what it’s like to zip through the Amazon jungle? Google’s Trekker tackled the trees to show you.

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Careless words that sink us for life
March 2 2015 at 14:37

Take a wrong step in the internet age, and there is no place to hide, writes Will Dean

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Say ‘yes’ to the dress
March 2 2015 at 15:15

The internet didn’t give birth to frivolity – so what if a dress and a llama are the talking points of the day?

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Smugglers stash tusks in local facilities
March 2 2015 at 15:14

Elephants tusks are stacked and stored near airport en route to Hong Kong, courts find.

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SA company’s solution to energy crisis
March 2 2015 at 15:38

Local company proves that generating electricity by solar technology is not only sustainable, but now also more affordable.

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To fell or not to fell
March 2 2015 at 13:48

Some bird lovers have put the cat among the pigeons by calling for special protection of certain invasive alien trees that are crucial to the survival of birds of prey.

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This scanner’s got your measure
March 2 2015 at 12:53

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has got its hands on a scanner that can help find clothes that fit.

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Reprieve for biggest pollutants condemned
March 2 2015 at 12:43

Environmental groups say postponing compliance deadlines contradicts dire need for clean air.

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