Fungi take the fight against malaria to mosquitoes

Biologists engineer a fungus that promises to collapse mosquito populations

SA must end its coal habit, but it is at odds about how and when

It means making provision for vulnerable workers in the energy sector, to make sure the move toward a low-carbon economy is done in a way that protects jobs ...

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What a major offshore gas find means for SA’s energy future

The gas condensate is likely to be turned into liquids — for which SA has limited infrastructure — and used locally rather than exported

In the shadow of Secunda’s Sasol plant, servals are thriving

The petrochemical plant supports a serval population density far greater than any other site on record across the entire range of the species 

How blockchain will make sure the cobalt in Ford batteries is abuse-free

The carmaker, IBM and other companies have joined forces in the first blockchain project to monitor cobalt supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo

The complex reasons for SA’s organ donor shortage

Religion and socio-cultural issues play a part, but so does mistrust of the medical industry, writes Harriet Etheredge

Bill Gates’s big plans for the humble toilet include saving 500,000 lives

The billionaire philanthropist is betting big that a reinvention of the most essential of conveniences can deliver $200bn-plus in savings

Bitcoin turns 10 — what are the odds of it reaching 20?

Jack Rogers considers Bitcoin’s beginnings, and what the future might hold for the cryptocurrency and its rivals

'Proto-supercluster' of galaxies found by astonomers

'Hyperion has a mass 1 million billion times greater than the sun and is so distant that it is viewed from earth as it looked billions of years ago'

WATCH | Researchers blow up their lab with the strongest indoor magnetic field ever

Scientists at the University of Tokyo wanted to create a strong magnetic field, but they got way more than they expected.

WATCH | Moth sucks tears from sleeping bird's eye

Why would a moth use its proboscis to drink the tears from a sleeping bird's eye?

DAVID FICKLING: China opens door to investment. Here's the catch

'Anyone who wants to take on state-owned oligopolies in operating rail services, trading most farm products or building ships is also welcome to try their luck'

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LEONID BERSHIDSKY: How technology has made football a better sport

'The 2018 World Cup is the first since 1954 in which there haven’t been any scoreless draws in the first 20 games'

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WERNER VOGELS: How the world of work will change in the future

'We can observe a gap between the haves and the have-nots: namely between those who are already using future technologies and those who are not'

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SHIRA OVIDE: How Apple just smashed Facebook with a wild curveball

'Apple is now essentially forcing people to repeatedly decide whether they will allow Facebook to track information on their web browser actions'

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DAVID FICKLING: When 'self-driving' cars actually need human pilots

The automated braking that might have prevented the death of pedestrian Elaine Herzberg had been switched off “to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle ...

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SHIRA OVIDE: Mr Zuckerberg goes to Washington

'Zuckerberg ably deflected any challenges to Facebook's hungry data collection and the fine-tuned targeted advertising based on that data'

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JOE NOCERA: Why Donald Trump's attack on Amazon is just plain dumb

'Amazon is a company that's doing exactly what he says he wants American companies to do. It's creating jobs, not just tech jobs in Seattle but blue-collar ...

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NOAH SMITH: How social media has changed the meaning of life

'The era when humans interacted mainly by gathering in physical space, or maintained personal networks through one-to-one connections, has drawn to a close'

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