Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

23 August 2019, 9:08 PM
Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted reefs in the wild
Heatwaves from the Arctic to Japan: a sign of things to come? 27 July 2018, 4:21 PM

Intense heatwaves like the one which fuelled Greece's deadly wildfires are set to become increasingly frequent around the world due to climate change, experts warn.

EU door opens for generic version of AIDS medicine Truvada 27 July 2018, 8:59 AM

Patient associations on Thursday lauded an EU decision to allow the sale of generic versions of Truvada, an anti-retroviral medicine used by those diagnosed HIV-positive, the virus causing AIDS.

Skygazers await for “Blood Moon” to sparkle the sky 27 July 2018, 7:46 AM

Many South Africans are eagerly waiting for the blood moon on Friday night.

Mpumalanga teen to represent SA at World Science Forum 26 July 2018, 8:47 PM

A teenager from Mpumalanga is representing South Africa at the World Science Forum to be held in London.

UK doctors given green light to prescribe cannabis 26 July 2018, 7:42 PM

British doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis, the government announced Thursday following a review -- but insisted it was not a first step towards legalising recreational use.

A man pouring water out of a bottle.
Heatwave grips northern Europe as Greece burns 26 July 2018, 2:50 PM

Scorching hot weather set the conditions for Greece's wildfires -- Europe's deadliest this century with scores killed -- while record temperatures in the north of the continent have also sparked blazes causing widespread damage in recent days.

SAHPRA recalls BP and heart medication 26 July 2018, 12:29 PM

The South African Heath Products Regulatory Authority has issued a recall on blood pressure and heart condition drug, Dynaval Co, due to cancer fears.

Grahamstown water crisis prompts call for govt intervention 26 July 2018, 11:23 AM

Residents of Makhanda formerly known as Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape fear the worst as the city faces water shortage with its main supply dam to the west of the city down to less than 30%.

Greenpeace Africa slams China over Eskom loan 26 July 2018, 5:47 AM

Environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa has criticised China for its 33-billion-rand loan to Eskom to develop the Kusile power station.

Mossel Bay farmers receive drought relief 25 July 2018, 9:35 PM

Farmers suffering from the effects of a drought near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape have been thrown a lifeline.

Makhanda running out of water 25 July 2018, 9:08 PM

Parts of Makhanda in the Eastern Cape have just two months’ supply of water left. Residents want a government solution.

Liquid water lake discovered on Mars 25 July 2018, 6:02 PM

A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there, international astronomers said Wednesday.

Activists to rally against ‘environmentally destructive’ BRICS policies 25 July 2018, 10:55 AM

Environmental activists will hold a march on Wednesday morning to raise awareness about what they call BRICS anti-working class and environmentally destructive policies. 

Mining Technologies on display at the CSIR.
CSIR develops new tech to detect mine danger 25 July 2018, 8:22 AM

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says they have developed technological solutions that will detect danger zones before humans go inside the mines.

Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the South Africa-China Scientists High Level dialogue.
Ramaphosa urges global partnerships to advance technologies 25 July 2018, 6:12 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the importance of different countries working together to advance technologies across the globe.

Shortage of pathologists an inconvenience to families 24 July 2018, 8:57 PM

The shortage of pathologists in the country has left several distraught families stranded.

A person getting ebola vaccine.
DRC officially declares end to Ebola outbreak 24 July 2018, 4:29 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday officially declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola, bringing the curtain down on a 10-week re-emergence of the disease which claimed 33 lives.

Men should play more proactive role in curbing HIV infections: Sanac 24 July 2018, 11:43 AM

Sanac says It has also shown that men, contribute to the high number of HIV infections in young girls and women through the sugar daddy and blesser phenomena.

SA to save millions with new TB drug: Motsoaledi 24 July 2018, 6:19 AM

The Health Department recently announced that it would replace current injectable drugs with the new drug Bedaquiline which is more effective and has fewer side effects.

UNAids head in hot water over ‘disrespecting human rights’ 24 July 2018, 6:05 AM

Women's rights activists, mainly from South Africa have demonstrated during the opening of the 22nd International Aids Conference in Amsterdam in the Netherlands accusing UNAids director Michel Sidibe of disrespecting human rights.

Concerns over HIV resurgence dominates world AIDS conference 23 July 2018, 9:18 PM

Concerns over an HIV resurgence caused by strict drug laws fuelling an epidemic blamed on needle sharing dominated a world AIDS assembly that opened in Amsterdam Monday.

Chinese president calls latest pharma scare “vile” 23 July 2018, 3:57 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday described a vaccine safety scandal as "vile" and "shocking" as police opened a criminal investigation into the firm responsible and its management.

In Mozambique, a joint fight against climate change and forest loss 23 July 2018, 7:47 AM

From a distance, the Gile National Reserve in northern Mozambique is a vast, dense ocean of green that reaches as far as the horizon.

Activists lash out at global response to TB 23 July 2018, 6:14 AM

Community activists have described efforts to fight TB globally as shameful. Governments, donors and civil society have all been criticised for not doing enough to prevent and fight tuberculosis.

Producing Marula wine, research in advanced stage 22 July 2018, 9:19 PM

Researchers at the University of Limpopo are at an advanced stage of producing marula wine as an alternative to grape wine.

Censors jump into action as China’s latest vaccine scandal ignites 22 July 2018, 3:44 PM

Chinese censors on Sunday deleted articles and postings about the vaccine industry as an online outcry over the country's latest vaccine scandal intensified.

W Cape stakeholders to meet next month over water crisis 22 July 2018, 12:05 PM

Various stakeholders in the management of Western Cape's water crisis will meet again next month to assess current water restrictions.

An elderly man testing eyes.
Elderly in Mpumalanga receive free medical care 21 July 2018, 4:27 PM

Over 1000 elderly people received free medical health care services in Mbombela, Mpumalanga on Saturday.

NASA prepares to fly probe into Sun’s scorching atmosphere 21 July 2018, 1:33 PM

The Parker Solar Probe, a robotic spacecraft the size of a small car, is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida to fly into the Sun’s corona.

Annual Wild Coast sardine run a gold mine: Environmentalist 21 July 2018, 6:54 AM

An environmentalist from Port St Johns has urged the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to utilise the earning potential of the ocean economy over the sardine sun period.