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.
Why are some people barely affected by coronavirus, while others become gravely ill even though they are young and healthy?
A world-renowned artist recently questioned whether smoking provides immunity against COVID-19. No one knows for certain.
According to a new report released by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) earlier this week, we could be battling the COVID-19 pandemic for another two years.
Research continues into one of space’s most mysterious objects. Gigantic black hole explosion is among the latest findings.
The United Nations on Wednesday 21 April 2020 urged the world to fight climate change with the same determination as it is showing in the battle against COVID-19.
Living architecture is moving from the realm of science fiction into the lab as researchers turn living cells into microscopic factories.
Based on new projections for economic growth, experts suggest the impact of the coronavirus might significantly curb global emissions and change the way we tackle climate concerns.
As the coronavirus rages across the planet, the last thing we need to hear about is another deadly disease. But there’s no need to panic over Hantavirus.