Scientists believe a giant sinkhole with tall forest trees found in China could contain undiscovered plant and animal species.
The heat probe – also known as the mole – has now successfully made it beneath the surface on Mars.
Africa represents the youngest and fastest growing population in the world. This makes intellectual investment an imperative, to harness talent that is a significant and growing share of the global population.
Scientists should be able to create magnetic fields on Earth that rival the strength of those seen in black holes and neutron stars.
A circle of mysterious but mathematically precise underground shafts built around 4,500 years ago indicates surprising technological ability.
Why are some people barely affected by coronavirus, while others become gravely ill even though they are young and healthy?
A group of researchers found signs of life in isolated water pockets in rock fractures under the Moab Khotsong mine. The water is estimated to be 2 billion years old.
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed an unexpected thin disc of material encircling a supermassive black hole at the heart of a spiral galaxy some 130m light-years away.
In Antarctica, the Weddell Sea Expedition has made it to one of the most treacherous stretches of land and ocean on Earth. It looks other-wordly…
Malaria is still a major problem in Africa.
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South Africa has been described as a “perfect” destination for dinosaur discoveries. Here are a few reasons why that’s the case…
From state capture to Free State raptor. The latest paleontological discovery in South Africa is turning heads for all the right reasons.
Big news in the world of archaeology.
NASA: *Reveals they found 7 new Earth sized planets, 3 in a habitable zone. Donald Trump: “NASA’s lying to you. Earth is the only planet in the Universe, it’s a great planet, fantastic planet, we’re going to make this planet great again.”
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The complex ruins of a walled city, thought to be built by an advanced ancient civilization have been discovered in Southern Africa. This discovery may rewrite history- as soon as history is ready to be rewritten…
Recently Cape Town astronomer Roger Deane and a team of South African-funded researchers have discovered three closely orbiting super massive black holes in a galaxy more than 4-billion light years away – confirmation of the country’s fast-growing expertise in science and technology.