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Lightning over the Mother City (with time-lapse)

This weekend the Cape Town sky was graced with lightning. Local photographer and time-lapser, Brendon Wainwright, captured the electricity dancing in the sky in the...

Robotic water strider mimics its real-life counterpart

Water striders manage to do the seemingly impossible – walk on water – by using the surface tension of the water to move and, often, jump...

Zooplankton in seawater sample

Pictured above are two Zooplankton captured with a Macropod imaging system. Zooplankton can be found in bodies of water worldwide where they play an important role...

Ants’ hair-brushing holds nano-tech potential

In some ways, ants are just like we humans. They seem to scurry around without accomplishing much, can’t seem to resist sweet treats – and...

Black ‘shade balls’ could save reservoir water

A 10 cm black floating ball may hold the key to stopping water supplies from simply evaporating away in drought-stricken areas – and keeping the...

An explanation of colour in visual storytelling

Colour helps to set the mood, we use colour to compliment our personalities or channel our emotions. Whether consciously or not, colour evokes feelings within...

Fighting California’s wildfire

Pictured above is an air tanker dropping fire retardant near Clearlake, California in an attempt to stop the Rocky wildfire from spreading....

Shell V-Power Nitro+ Film directed by Michael Bay

Director Michael Bay has been tasked by the oil company Shell to direct an advertisement in the style of a short film. Watch it here....

NASA goes underwater to test spacewalk techniques

The image shows a NASA astronaut moving tools and equipment during the NEEMO 20 mission, testing and evaluate tools and techniques for future spacewalks....

Electric car blitzes 0-100 km/h acceleration record

The car's power-to-weight ratio is significantly better than that of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport....

Ash from the Colima volcano

Pictured above is a massive ash cloud after the eruption of the Colima volcano (also called Volcano of Fire in English) in western Mexico on...

Pluto’s icy mountains

It’s been a long wait – nearly a decade – but images of Pluto beamed back to Earth by spacecraft New Horizon have been deemed to be worth...

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