Using technology to tackle illegal storm water and sewage connections

The City of Cape Town is trying out a new method of detecting illegal storm water and sewer connections.

'Eau de comet' is a bit of a stinker

Rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and bitter almonds: this is the bouquet of odours you would smell if a comet in deep space could be brought back to Earth, European scientists said.

Google offers peak into Bhutan with Street View launch

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan on Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom.

Facebook launches pseudonym app rooms

Facebook has released its new app Rooms, which allow users to enter chat rooms using pseudonyms.

'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms

A cord of magnetic flux precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have said.

Oldest DNA ever found sheds light on humans' global trek

Scientists said Wednesday they had unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonisation of the planet.


Thaw reveals Antarctic explorer's century-old notebook

A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent.


'Horrible hand' dino turns out to be gentle giant

Rather than tearing prey limb from limb with talons that gave birth to its monicker "horrible hand," Deinocheirus mirificus was a peaceable giant that fed on plants and small fish.


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