FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing’s troubled Max planes

20 April 2019, 9:39 PM
The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities.
Whale Shark on Camps Bay Beach.
Arrangements underway to remove whale shark carcass 14 April 2019, 9:45 AM

Arrangements are being made to remove the carcass of a whale shark that beached at Camps Bay in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon.

Ebola victims burials
Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO 14 April 2019, 9:33 AM

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, said the World Health Organization.

Yip pulls out handfuls of bees from a drawstring bag
Hong Kong beekeeper harvests hives barehanded 14 April 2019, 8:57 AM

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees - a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China's famine years.

Department of health warns against electronic cigarettes 13 April 2019, 9:07 PM

Its use has been brought into question following the government's attempt to regulate e-cigarettes. The Department of Health met with the National Council Against Smoking to discuss effects of these new age devices.

Egypt unveils tomb of Fifth Dynasty official 13 April 2019, 7:41 PM

In a major archaeological discovery, Egypt on Saturday unveiled the tomb of a Fifth Dynasty official adorned with colourful reliefs and well preserved inscriptions.

The Southern Africa Larger Telescope
Sutherland mad over stars after telescope construction 13 April 2019, 4:44 PM

Since the construction of the Southern Africa Larger Telescope (SALT) at Sutherland in the Northern Cape, the town has gone star-raving mad.

Tesla Inc
Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends world’s most powerful rocket on first commercial flight 13 April 2019, 1:58 PM

The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.

Push to cure hepatitis B, a neglected disease 13 April 2019, 10:36 AM

A coalition of researchers, health organisations and patient groups have launched an ambitious campaign to cure hepatitis B, a disease that kills twice as many people as malaria but gets far less attention.

Chinese scientists create monkeys with human brain genes 12 April 2019, 7:48 PM

Chinese scientists have implanted human brain genes into monkeys, in a study intended to provide insights into the unique evolution of human intelligence.

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO 12 April 2019, 5:56 PM

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic. 

Strong 6.8 quake hits off eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning: USGS 12 April 2019, 2:25 PM

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents running from their homes.

NASA twins study shows how space changes the human body 12 April 2019, 2:12 PM

An American astronaut experienced multiple biological changes in space but returned to normal - with some exceptions - after coming back to Earth. 

SABC launches its News app 12 April 2019, 2:05 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation on Friday introduced a new mobile tool, the SABC News app, to expand its content distribution platforms.

Women holding placards
S.Korea court strikes down law criminalising abortion in landmark ruling 12 April 2019, 9:12 AM

South Korea's Constitutional Court said on Thursday a law criminalising abortion was unconstitutional, a landmark ruling that will overturn a ban on abortion that had been in place since 1953.

Israeli spacecraft nears moon landing and place in elite lunar club 11 April 2019, 9:10 PM

Israeli spacecraft Beresheet made its final maneuver ahead of a planned descent to the moon on Thursday, which, if successful, will propel Israel into an elite group of countries that have mastered the lunar landing.

Three-person baby born in medical ‘revolution’ 11 April 2019, 7:22 PM

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Labour wants better representation on 4IR Commission 11 April 2019, 5:11 PM

Labour is calling for better representation on government's Fourth Industrial Revolution Commission.

Tracking goats and bleach, artificial intelligence helps out in crises 11 April 2019, 1:31 PM

When Nepal suffered devastating twin earthquakes in 2015 that killed nearly 9 000 people, the government provided help for families, whose homes had collapsed, to rebuild.

WATCH: Minister of Communications launches 4IRSA, Digital Economy Summit 11 April 2019, 11:44 AM

The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams presents the 4IRSA partnership and unveils plans towards the Digital Economy Summit through a media launch at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein.

Eye’ll bee damned: woman finds insects in eye 11 April 2019, 9:49 AM

Four "sweat bees" that had been living in a Taiwanese woman's eye were removed by a doctor who described his surprise at finding a "leg with hair, protruding from the eyelid".

Black hole
‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole 10 April 2019, 8:34 PM

Using a global network of telescopes to see "the unseeable," an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics; the first-ever photo of a black hole.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Ndabeni-Abrahams to launch 4IRSA and Digital Economy Summit 10 April 2019, 6:47 PM

Minister of Communication, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will on Thursday officially launch the 4IRSA partnership and unveil plans towards the Digital Economy Summit at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein.

South Africa reports farm outbreak of African swine fever: OIE 10 April 2019, 6:19 PM

South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health(OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the South African agriculture ministry.

Pediatrician group urges recall of baby rocker linked to infant deaths 10 April 2019, 2:50 PM

The American Academy of Pediatrics called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday to issue a full recall of the "Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper" infant rocker, which has been linked to 32 infant deaths, it said on its website.

Medical staff attending to cholera patients
Century-old bacteria from sick soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics 10 April 2019, 11:45 AM

Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera extracted a century ago from a sick British soldier during World War One and found clues to how some cholera bacteria strains cause epidemics today.

File: Black Hole.
Scientists set to reveal first true image of black hole 10 April 2019, 9:40 AM

The world is finally about to see a black hole - not an artist's impression or a computer-generated likeness, but the real thing.

Measles vaccine
New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak 10 April 2019, 7:37 AM

New York's mayor declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to fight a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

MEC Sasekani Manzini
Mpumalanga health department unveils new ambulances 9 April 2019, 8:09 PM

Mpumalanga government's ailing Emergency Medical Service has received a much needed boost.

Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high 9 April 2019, 2:51 PM

Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars.

Vaal Dam
Vaal Dam water level drops 9 April 2019, 2:36 PM

Poor rainfall in Gauteng may cause the Department of Water and Sanitation to prolong level-one water restrictions.