Science

How to make a sustainable hospital

By Kevin Dupzyk An earthquake can have positive side effects. Like in 1994, when, in response to an earthquake that damaged many hospitals in the...

Building classrooms for a better future

It sometimes seems like our throwaway society is simply drowning out those who would like to live more sustainable lives. Happily, that’s not always the...

The world’s wildest pool

By Stephen Madden Coast Guard rescue swimmers sometimes have to abseil down cliffs and dangle from helicopters to save people from churning seas. During big...

How to get rid of an earworm? Chew gum

A recent poll suggested more than 90 % of the population experience earworms at least once a wee...

The Sun Plane

The Sun Plane

They’re the Amelia Earharts of clean energy: this month Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will attempt to become the first people to circumnavigate...

Distance measured to oldest galaxy ever seen

Effectively, we have been able to look back to when the Universe was only five percent of its present age...

Moore’s Law turns 50

Moore’s Law turns 50

Viewed initially as a way of measuring progress, it came to be the standard for innovation...

Climate change threat to coffee identified

Potential massive implications for the world’s most valuable tropical export crop, which underpins an industry that supports an estimated 100 million people worldwide....

EU to impose plastic bag ban

More than 8 billion plastic carrier bags add to litter in the region every year...

Only 1 in 3 Sub-Saharan Africans have electricity access

Four out of every five proposed energy projects are abandoned at an early stage ...

SA schoolkids in link-up to ISS astronaut

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk directly with an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) ...

Doctor, doctor: IBM takes diagnosis to the cloud

There's a human data flood resulting from the growing use of personal fitness trackers, connected medical devices and implantables ...

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