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.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink will be hosting a live webcast on Friday 28 August 2020 ‘to demonstrate a brain-machine interface’ which will help humans keep up with AI.
This research to do with ears could be helpful in the development of new hearing aids.
A woolly brown rhinoceros that weighed two tons once roamed northeastern Siberia before mysteriously disappearing around 14 000 years ago. Was its demise caused by humans, or the warming climate of the time?
Very few academics or policymakers are talking about the impact of climate change on heritage. Yet heritage is essential for social wellbeing, for identity creation, for safeguarding traditional knowledge and livelihoods and for sustainable development.
People have searched for sex differences in human brains since at least the 19th century when scientist Samuel George Morton poured seeds and lead shot into human skulls to measure their volumes.
Previous work has found that Stonehenge’s smaller “bluestones” came from Wales, about 200 kilometres to the west, and the new study says that they and the sarsens were placed at the same time.
The Carnegie Mellon University is working with Facebook’s AI Research division to teach how robots new ways to navigate by applying “common sense”.
A COVID-19 vaccine will sell at a cost of $2.80 per unit, or R210, by the end of the year.
A person’s pupils can show if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past, according to new research.
The coelacanth, the world’s oldest living fossil, outlives the dinosaurs and thrives in the waters of South Africa’s Sodwana Bay.
Two staff members from the University of the Free State (UFS) were nominated for the Science Oscars for their outstanding work and contributions to science over the years.
Ministers of education, science and technology from several African countries have met to prepare a response to COVID-19 in terms of interventions in education, science and technology.
A circle of mysterious but mathematically precise underground shafts built around 4,500 years ago indicates surprising technological ability.
Since that initial discovery, palaeontologists from far and wide have descended on the area led by Professor Jonah Choinière of the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University.
NASA has picked Kathy Lueders to lead its Human Exploration and Operations Mission to get astronauts back to the Moon and then to Mars.
A nightmare straight out of Peter Benchley’s ‘Beast’! Here’s what you need to know the discovery of the giant squid.
NASA’s new tool AI4Mars will help the team of engineers driving the Mars Curiosity Rover to navigate the Red Planet.
American astronomy professor David Kipping calculates that the chance of Earth developing intelligent life is rare.
In this era of social distancing and depressing news, we could all do with a good hug. Now scientists have analysed what makes the perfect cuddle — just don’t squeeze too tight.
Can your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect a coronavirus infection before the onset of symptoms?
There is still time to save the ocean, says the grandson of famed French oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau.
The explosive growth and success of human society over the past 10 000 years has been underpinned by a distinct range of climate conditions.
Every so often, a pandemic emerges that dramatically alters human society. The Black Death (1347 – 1351) was one; the Spanish flu of 1918 was another. Now there’s COVID-19.
Thousands of years ago, a group of people took a walk in what is now Engare Sero, Tanzania. The footprints they left behind are now offering insights into ancient human life.