Goldfish may have short memories but, according to an Israeli university study, they might be able to drive.
Scientists on Tuesday announced the discovery of an exquisitely preserved dinosaur embryo from at least 66 million years ago that was preparing to hatch from its egg just like a chicken.
A Japanese billionaire returned to Earth Monday, after 12 days spent on the International Space Station where he made videos about performing mundane tasks in space including brushing teeth and going to the bathroom.
The future is here… and it’s weird. A new ‘robot dog’ has been unveiled by the University of Johannesburg, sparking a mixed reaction from the public.
After stepping away from COVID duties with the South African government, Professor Salim Abdool Karim has now got the call from the WHO.
If last year was all about a virus, it seems 2021 is planning a ‘time travel’ story arc for us. Here’s what you need to know about a ‘negative leap second’.
NASA ruled out the possibility of the Apophis asteroid hitting earth in 2068 on Friday. It passed the planet earlier this month.
A new altitude record was set during a rocket launch in Overberg this week, and one South African minister has hailed the event as a ‘game-changer’.
The Women in Science programme was launched in 2010 to encourage the participation of young African women in science.
This is the first review of its kind that gives an African perspective of the challenges that women in these fields face. They are by no means unique to Africa.
Researchers say more needs to be done to boost public confidence about a COVID-19 vaccine.
Even if humanity stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, Earth will warm for centuries to come and oceans will rise by metres, according to a controversial climate change study published on 12 November 2020.
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.
The new technology will ultimately help to track and protect Africa’s declining lion population, say scientists from Oxford University.
Researchers want to study every square inch of planet Earth. The problem is that some areas are challenging for humans to get to in order to monitor.
Seeing AI is an accessibility app that describes the world as seen through a smartphone camera.
Africa’s leading research, development and innovation organisation, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has reached a major milestone, marking 75 years of its existence
Artificial intelligence seems to be making enormous advances. It has become the key technology behind self-driving cars, automatic translation systems, speech and textual analysis, image processing and all kinds of diagnosis and recognition systems.
Elon Musk has more ambitious goals, hoping to read and write thoughts and memories, enable telepathic communication and ultimately merge human and artificial intelligence (AI).
Human footprints in what would have been an ancient lake in Saudi Arabia indicate humans were migrating from Africa through Arabian interior.
Techniques to genetically-edit human embryos should not be used until they are proved to be reliable and safe, an international commission said Thursday, in the wake of a scandal over gene-modified babies in China two years ago.
Earth has changed dramatically since its early days. Use this map to see what your hometown looked like millions of years ago.
Water covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and is crucial to life as we know it, but how it got here has been a longstanding scientific debate.
Neuralink is prepared to show a working second version of the chip it first introduced back in 2019. If all goes according to plan, Musk intends to “show neurons firing in real-time”.
Music has been part and parcel of humanity for a long time. Not every sound is musical, but sound has meaning and sometimes the meaning of sound is specific to its context.