Time for genetically modified crops says UCT researcher

In light of the current drought, some researchers agree that it maybe time for genetically modifying plants to be able to dry out during a drought and resurrect again.

Tutu unveils DigiTruck

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu attended the unveiling of the DigiTruck, which aims to bring innovation and technology to impoverished communities in Cape Town.

Nintendo sees demand for Wii U console, but holidays sales dip

Nintendo is gearing up for the March release of its first foray into smartphone gaming after years of refusing to stray from a consoles-only policy.

Pharma company hunts for Zika vaccine as disease fears grow

French drugmaker Sanofi said its vaccines division would use its expertise in developing vaccines for similar viruses such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and dengue.

Is our Milky Way galaxy a zombie, already dead and we don't know it?

Our galactic neighbor Andromeda almost certainly expired a few billion years ago, but only recently started showing outward signs of its demise.

Britain grants first licence for genetic modification of embryos

The decision makes Britain one of the first countries in the world to grant this type of authorisation for experimentation on human embryos.


The 22 million digit number ... and the amazing maths behind primes

A number which can only be divided by itself and 1 without a remainder is called a prime number.


The last time Earth was this hot hippos lived in Britain (that's 130,000 years ago)

It’s official: 2015 was the warmest year on record. But those global temperature records only date back to 1850 and become increasingly uncertain the further back you go.


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