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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 ...

Nissan AVM car-camera tech to go underwater for deep-sea exploration

Like it does for cars on land, AVM technology will help underwater robot crawlers avoid obstacles and navigate the ocean seafloor more easily....

Bees bugged by manganese

Just a small dose of manganese boosts certain brain chemicals and makes bees inept foragers....

Find an Ebola cure – by smartphone

With their collective processing power, the computers will form a virtual supercomputer ...

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