How music benefits children

Turns out learning a musical instrument really could benefit your child, in more ways than you might think. THE CONVERSATION AFRICA.

20 years after cloning Dolly: Everything you always wanted to know

In 1997 scientists announced they'd created a healthy sheep cloned from another ewe's mammary gland cell. Two decades on, the technique is being refined, and newly applied.

Seven earth-sized planets discovered around a single star

The discovery adds to growing evidence that our home galaxy, the Milky Way, may be populated with tens of billions of worlds not unlike our own.

SpaceX cargo ship terminates engagement with space station

The cargo ship is packed with more than 2,267 kilograms of food, gear and science experiments for the six astronauts living on the orbiting space station.

UPS tests drone home delivery

A drone launched from a UPS car roof, flew autonomously toward its destination, dropped a package and then returned to the vehicle.

Formula E achieves a first with Buemi and driverless cars

The cars used sensors and on-board systems to navigate the street circuit whilst communicating with each other to avoid contact but one of the two still crashed into barriers.


Study reveals how high-mileage running makes muscles and tendons more efficient

The medical community is still largely in the dark on how our bodies react to long-distance running, but new research shows that the beneficial adaptations are substantial.


Why the discovery of a small continental fragment in the Indian Ocean matters

Researchers have found a small piece of a "lost continent" buried underneath the lava on Mauritius. THE CONVERSATION AFRICA.

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