Science

Free entry to the Cape Town Science Centre on 8 August

The day will include interactive exhibits, science shows, a robotics workshop, coding and a film workshop...

UWC’s school roadshow punts careers in science

National Science Week a critical initiative to encourage young minds to consider the subject as a potential career path...

Intel, Micron revolutionise memory chips

The explosion of connected devices and digital services is generating massive amounts of new data...

World Brain Day focuses on epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common chronic serious disease of the brain, affecting 50 million people worldwide...

Immediate CPR boosts survival rate after heart attack

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a major public health issue...

Pre-natal foetus test anomalies could point to maternal cancer

Anomalies thrown up in pre-natal testing of foetuses – which is becoming increasingly popular to help identify fetal genetic abnormalities – could in fact a pointer to...

Stroke linked to faster cognitive decline

Survivors had a faster rate of cognitive decline after stroke than before...

Back pain medication questionable – researchers

Researchers found a small, statistically significant improvement in function, favouring the steroid group, but no difference in pain scores...

‘New’ dinosaur from South Africa gets Sesotho name

'This new animal shines a spotlight on southern Africa and shows us just how much more we have to learn about the ecosystems of the...

Roadkill project highlights wildlife devastation

'We have targeted five parks across the country'...

“Intuitive” control may power next-gen motorised prosthetic legs

Using EMG signals helped the prosthetic leg function better...

Mini origami robot self-folds, walks, swims and degrades

A team of researchers at MIT has created a untethered mini origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims and degrades. Starting off as a flat sheet...

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