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Need some advice on protecting your child in the age of social media? Then check out this panel discussion hosted by the Cape Town Science Centre.
The Cape Town Science Centre invites parents, educators and anyone else who’s interested in attending an informal discussion on protecting your child.
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A Pulitzer-winning photographer explains the obsession with Leica by trying out the brand-new digital Leica SL, which can fit almost every lens made.
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Watch this video to find out what gravitational waves are and impress someone you know this weekend!
Last year the first direct detection of gravitational waves was recorded. YouTuber Steve Mould endeavours to explain the waves are created.
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Watch this comparison video of all 15 iPhones from 2007 to now!
Watch this video above for an iPhones showdown: iPhone 7 Plus vs 7 vs SE vs 6S Plus vs 6S vs 6 Plus vs 6 vs 5S vs 5C vs 5 vs 4S vs 4 vs 3Gs vs 3G vs 2G!
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It's not often that old human skeletons are found under the water. Find out more about this discovery here.
The Greek island of Antikythera on the edge of the Aegean Sea might just be the proverbial goldmine: a 2 000-year-old human skeleton has been found there.
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Check out this incredible photograph of the full moon above Malta!
Pictured are petards exploding in the sky in front of the full moon during the feast of St. Leonard celebrations in Malta. Image credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Documents released recently revealed that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid Harvard researchers to downplay sugar’s role in obesity and focus on saturated fat instead. ResearchGate looks at what is happening with today's nutrition research:
The sugar industry paid off scientists in the 1960s. What about nutrition research today? ResearchGate spoke with the chief scientific adviser...
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Enter now to stand a chance to #win one of 15 tickets to an exclusive Popular Mechanics reader tasting session hosted by Woodford Reserve. Click below for the details.

Woodford Reserve: Crafted Carefully. Drink Responsibly. Not For Sale To Persons Under The Age of 18.
Woodford Reserve isn’t manufactured; it is crafted in small batches since 1812. The distillery is one of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest, sitting on the sit
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After months of rumours it's been confirmed: Apple is looking to acquire McLaren Technologies. Read more:
The Financial Times reports that Apple is looking to acquire the McLaren Technology Group as a strategic investment. By Chris Perkins
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Find out how an innovative project that leverages Big Data and the Internet of Things will help understand the problem.
Atmospheric pollution is a given in South Africa’s industrial heartland, the Vaal Triangle. An innovative project that leverages Big Data and the Internet of Things will help understand the problem – and maybe clean things up for all of us
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If you value the original look of antique tins, here's a short tutorial that shows you how to restore some of the original colour:
Whether it's the antique tins you've bought at flea markets or the neatly stacked tins from your grandmother's kitchen, here's how you can restore them.
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Click here to #win a cocktail crafting kit! Entries open to readers over the age of 18 years only.
Woodford Reserve isn’t manufactured; it is crafted in small batches since 1812. The distillery is one of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest, sitting on the sit
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Popular Mechanics is the leading science and technology magazine for curious minds. If you want to know how the world works, and what makes the Universe tick, Popular Mechanics is the magazine for you. Launched in August 2002 as a monthly magazine in South Africa, it addresses a wide range of topics: science, computers, cars, electronics, technology, outdoor adventures, transportation, defence, telecommunication, home improvements, and much more.
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