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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Scientific team advises government on environment aspects of COVID-19

Speculation is rife that the coming Southern Hemisphere winter may increase the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa, a team of the...

UYilo programme boasts country’s first electric car, as well as 20-seater electric truck

NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University is forging ahead in electric vehicle technology in South Africa. As part of their uYilo e-Mobility Programme, the university has...

Helen Rees: The prof leading SA’s Covid-19 vaccine trial

If one were to list all the titles and positions held by Prof Helen Rees, who is leading the SA part of a global...

What is COVID-19

Corona viruses are large groups of viruses that are common amongst animals, those viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate...

MeerKAT telescope finds giant bubbles emerging from the Milky Way

Scientists are celebrating their first major discovery with SA’s powerful MeerKAT radio telescope, announcing on Wednesday that they have spotted a pair of giant...

Transplanted brain stem cells survive without anti-rejection drugs in mice

By exploiting a feature of the immune system, researchers open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain. In experiments in mice, researchers...

Scientists have made wearable tech that monitors your health

Scientists at Stanford University have invented an innovative wearable device that monitors movement, heart rate, and breathing without using any wires, batteries, or circuits....

South Africa to collaborate with Japan to combat plastic pollution

The leakage of plastic waste into the environment, including the marine environment, is an issue of global concern. In view of the symptom of...

A world first – the smallest personal computer developed by South African innovators

Two young South African innovators have set their sights on disrupting modern day computing. They have built the world’s first personal computer (PC) with...

South Africa wins International Student Cluster Competition in Germany

A team of six South African undergraduate students has taken first prize against 13 teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany. The...

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