February 4, 2014
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South Africa has world’s highest rate of high blood pressure, study shows

New research reveals that South Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure reported among people aged 50 and over for any country in the world, at any time in history. Continue reading

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September 19, 2013
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African caterpillars resistant to GM maize

Like many other transgenic crops, Bt maize synthesises its own pesticide: a toxic protein produced in its leaves and stems, which kills pests in a matter of days. Perfect, except when insect populations develop resistance to the toxin. To date, managem… Continue reading

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June 22, 2013
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Oddest couple share 250-million-year-old burrow

Scientists have discovered a world-first association while scanning a 250-million-year-old fossilized burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa. The burrow revealed two unrelated vertebrate animals nestled together and fossilized after being trapped … Continue reading

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June 18, 2013
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Stone Age technological and cultural innovation accelerated by climate change

Technological innovation during the Stone Age occurred in fits and starts and was climate-driven, according to new research. Abrupt changes in rainfall in South Africa 40,000 to 80,000 years ago triggered the development of technologies for finding ref… Continue reading

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May 31, 2013
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Google invests in 96 megawatt solar project in South Africa

Google has been investing a lot in traditional wind and solar, and in other more innovative renewable energy projects. But most of that is in the U.S. and so far they had not invested any money into renewable in Africa. Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
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Oldest fossil hominin ear bones ever recovered: Discovery could yield important clues on human origins

Anthropologists could shed new light on the earliest existence of humans. The study analyzed the tiny ear bones, the malleus, incus and stapes, from two species of early human ancestor in South Africa. Continue reading

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April 26, 2013
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Watch these baboons ransack a home in South Africa (Video)

They arrive to places unannounced, bring a bunch of their friends and start making a mess of things, almost as if they own the place. But enough about humans; baboons do it too. Continue reading

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April 23, 2013
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Iron in primeval seas rusted by bacteria

Researchers have been able to show for the first time how microorganisms contributed to the formation of the world’s biggest iron ore deposits. The biggest known deposits — in South Africa and Australia — are geological formations billions of years o… Continue reading

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April 15, 2013
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Mathematics provides a shortcut to timely, cost-effective interventions for HIV

Mathematical estimates of treatment outcomes can cut costs and provide faster delivery of preventative measures. South Africa is home to the largest HIV epidemic in the world with a total of 5.6 million people living with HIV. Large-scale clinical tria… Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
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Fossilized teeth provide new insight into human ancestor: Species identified in 2010 is one of closest relatives to humans

A dental study of fossilized remains found in South Africa in 2008 provides new support that this species is one of the closest relatives to early humans. Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
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Walk this way: New research suggests human ancestors may have used different forms of bipedalism during the plio-pleistocene

According to a new study, our Australopithecus ancestors may have used different approaches to getting around on two feet. The new findings represent the culmination of more than four years of research into the anatomy of Australopithecus sediba (Au. s… Continue reading

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April 10, 2013
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Great white sharks scavenging on dead whales

Biologists have explored the behaviors of Great white sharks scavenging on dead whales in South Africa. The team documented as many as 40 different sharks scavenging on a carcass over the course of a single day, revealing unique social interactions amo… Continue reading

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April 9, 2013
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Treatment leads to near-normal life expectancy for people with HIV in South Africa

In South Africa, people with HIV who start treatment with anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy) have life expectancies around 80 percent of that of the general population provided that they start treatment before their CD4 count drops below 200 (cel… Continue reading

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March 19, 2013
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Google now allows you to visit Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro, and other breathtaking locations

Now you can explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth, including Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia) on Google Maps. Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
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Problems with identifying meat? The answer is to check the barcode

Want to know what you are eating? DNA barcodes can be used to identify even very closely related species, finds a new article. Results from the study show that the labelling of game meat in South Africa is very poor with different species being substit… Continue reading

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February 21, 2013
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Simple ceramic tablet disinfects drinking water

The new water purification tablet made in South Africa is a low-cost, effective, drinking water solution for the developing world. Continue reading

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January 25, 2013
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10,000 Escaped Crocodiles on the Loose in South Africa

If there were ever a time to avoid swimming in the Limpopo River, it’s now! Continue reading

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January 24, 2013
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Dung beetles follow the milky way: Insects found to use stars for orientation

An insect with a tiny brain and minimal computing power has become the first animal proven to use the Milky Way for orientation. Scientists from South Africa and Sweden have published findings showing the link between dung beetles and the spray of star… Continue reading

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January 23, 2013
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Previous unknown fossilized fox species found

Archeologists have discovered a 2-million-year-old fossil fox at the now renowned archaeological site of Malapa, South Africa, in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The previously unknown species of fox has been named Vulpes Skinneri. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013
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Savanna study highlights African fuelwood crisis

The dwindling reserves of fuelwood in Africa have been illuminated in a new study, which shows a bleak outlook for supplies across savannas in South Africa. Continue reading

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