April 2013
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This viral ad may be contagious
A new sea view
75 years of coelacanth research
Sell your science at FameLab
Young science communicators show their mettle
Brazil nuts, bees and orchids
Winning design powers aeroplane
Journalists and scientists meet
Brainstorming solutions for tomorrow
Meet Sibongile Mokoena
SAIAB at Scifest Africa
A world in one cubic foot
Biodiversity Youth Symposium
Daveyton now has an eye to the sky
In the news
Upcoming events
It's a fact!

Beware folks, this viral ad may just be contagious ...

Viral advertising is a whole new ball game. And if science wants to be noticed, it will have to join the frenzy. More

Get famous ... sell your science at FameLab

FameLab seeks to inspire a new generation of scientists and challenge public perceptions about what it means to be a scientist. More

Celebrating 75 years of coelacanth research

Seventy-five years ago the scientific world was astonished when a fish - thought to have been extinct for 70 million years - was caught off the coast of SA. More

Opinion poll

What are your thoughts about global warming? Have your say...

A new sea view

Find out how a wily octopus garnered over 600 000 views on a Vimeo video channel ... making news around the world via social media platforms and online news networks. More

Journalists and scientists discuss drought-tolerant maize

A media roundtable served as a platform for discussions around the safety of GM technology. More

Young science communicators show their mettle

The competition received entries from all over South Africa across three categories - newspaper article, radio script and viral video. More

Winning design uses hydrogen fuel cells to power aeroplane

Students highlighted the role of hydrogen fuel cells in the global supply of clean energy. More

Jungle fever: Brazil nuts, bees and orchids

Read the entertaining winning article in the Young Science Communicators Competition. More

Brainstorming solutions for the world of tomorrow

The International Innovation Indaba aimed to demonstrate how scientific applications can be used to better people's lives. More

Meet educator extraordinaire - Sibongile Mokoena

Read more about the passionate teacher and mentor whose work has influenced the lives of generations of young South Africans. More

SAIAB makes a splash at Scifest Africa

Water World drew the crowds with its talkshops, novel exhibitions and a special celebration of the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the coelacanth. More

A world in one cubic foot

Nature photographer David Liittschwager captured the beauty of our planet's biodiversity in precisely one cubic foot - set in various ecosystems around the world. More

Biodiversity Youth Symposium - a chance for learners to show their skills

This year's theme is Celebrating scientific areas in which SA has a competitive edge. More

Daveyton now has an eye to the sky

A telescope donated to the community will be used to create greater awareness of the role of science, engineering and technology. More

In the news

Read about a wind-driven gadget designed to clear landmines and the origin of Namibia's mysterious fairy circles. More

Upcoming events

Find out what's in store for the rest of the year. More

It's a fact!

Teenager develops early 'dip stick' test for pancreatic cancer. More