World-first linked optical and radio telescopes will capture deep space data

The project, six years in the making, is a collaboration between the Netherlands, the UK and SA, writes Sarah Wild

Nine out of 10 species, including humans, came into being 100,000-200,000 years ago

Scientists now have an answer to why the overwhelming majority of species in existence today emerged at about the same time

On the hunt for ‘dinosaurs’ in Sodwana Bay’s underwater canyons

Marine scientists and film-makers hope to find more coelacanths after 32 of the prehistoric fish, previously thought to be extinct, were discovered 18 years ago

Conservation emergency as endangered hornbills’ numbers plummet

Lesley Stones: It’s probably the swiftest-declining bird species, according to the SA Mabula Ground Hornbill Project

Flooding in Kruger threatens catastrophic loss of species, scientists warn

The climate change-related extreme floods have ripped up record amounts of sediment and degraded vulnerable habitat

We have to be globally competitive, science minister says in defence of SKA budget

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says R2.2bn has been set aside for the SKA, making it the biggest single science project supported by the government

The business of energy and water at African Utility Week

SPONSORED | The 18th annual, multi-award-winning African Utility Week takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 15 to 17 2018

Council for Geoscience asks for R20bn for SA mapping

Less than 5% of the country is covered by geotechnical maps that provide the most clarity

Why understanding demand for rhino horn will make or break their survival

Researchers say campaigns aimed at consumers will help curb poaching, writes Tony Carnie

SA to play role in Antarctic expedition to study ice shelf and marine life

The Weddell Sea Expedition will use the SA Agulhas II vessel‚ which was built in 2012, and houses laboratories and other research facilities

Hefty investment will create a healthier and cleaner environment for all, Edna Molewa says

The €200m Air Liquide air separation unit will use 20% less electricity‚ which equates to avoiding about 200‚000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year

Spread of H5N8 bird flu among endangered African penguins has Parliament worried

Its agriculture committee is anxious after a statement by an avian veterinarian that avian flu and listeriosis may be attributed to low-quality of grain fed to ...

Scientists keen to use MeerKAT data deluge

Scientists need to cope with the terabytes of data that MeerKAT will begin producing in a few weeks. The telescope’s 64 dishes will generate a gigabyte of data ...

Threat of mining seabed for phosphate ebbs — for now

Local and international companies testing SA’s marine laws in a bid to increase marine mineral and petroleum extraction

Antipoaching hi-tech: new centre steps up rhino protection

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park uses surveillance equipment to intensify the battle against rampant poaching, writes Tony Carnie

Cape Chamber of Commerce throws its weight behind desalination

A large-scale desalination plant will provide a long-term solution to the drought, producing about 30% of Cape Town’s water needs, say the chamber

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