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Living on our blue little planet seems safe until you are aware of what lurks in space

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How a South American army worm is devastating Southern Africa's maize crop

'Because it burrows into the plant the fall armyworm will often only be seen when coming out after the damage has already been done'

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Airbus to launch 'flying car' prototype by end of this year

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's ...

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Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri

Interest in exploring the sun's nearest neighbor has increased since scientists announced last year that they had discovered evidence of an Earth-sized planet ...

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A medical guide to the 18 deadliest drug-resistant infections

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 released a list of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections, labeling each as “urgent,” ...

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Dwarf planet Ceres is 'flush with ice', says NASA

The dwarf planet Ceres, an enigmatic rocky body inhabiting the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is rich with ice just beneath its dark surface, ...

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RIP John Glenn, astronaut

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Are Facebook and Twitter to blame for Brexit and Trump?

Social media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, ...

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Giant icy ocean discovered beneath Pluto's surface

Pluto's ocean, which is likely slushy with ice, lies 150 to 200 km beneath the dwarf planet's icy surface

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Why we're crazy about nuclear power

'It is worth noting that radiation starts decreasing immediately after the fission reaction has stopped'

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Silence of the Mars rover has scientists puzzled

Radio transmissions stopped around 50 seconds before the planned touchdown on Mars

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Elon Musk announces plan for 'Mars rocket'

'The risk of fatality will be high. There's no way around it'

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Water 'plumes' spotted on Jupiter's moon, Europa

Europa is considered one of the most promising candidates for life in the solar system

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'Meh' reception for iPhone 7 at stores around the world

'I found last year that there were crowds of people, but this year almost no one'

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WATCH | Here's how SA data costs compare with the rest of the world

Analyst says that compared with countries in the Middle East‚ Europe‚ Asia and the Americas‚ data in South Africa is the most expensive

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New map of the brain the most sophisticated ever

The map could assist in the study of brain maladies such as autism, schizophrenia, dementia and epilepsy

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SA 'Meerkat' telescope discovers 1300 new galaxies

Under construction in the Karoo and operating at only a quarter of its capacity‚ the telescope is already producing powerful images

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The mobile game that resurrected Nintendo

Because of Pokémon Go, Nintendo's shares surged 24.5% on Monday alone, the stock's best day since 1983 — adding $7.5-billion to its value

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Green light for new '5G' cellular data

US commission voted to open nearly 11 gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum for mobile

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