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Nazi ezihamba phambili ezeSayensi eNingizimu Afrikha kuleliviki. Shisa Sayensi! Yavelaphi imfuyo egcwele eningizimu ye-Afrika Iningi lethu alithathi isikhathi sokucabanga ukuthi lemfuyo esiyibona emakhaya njengezimbuzi nezinkomo ukuthi ziqhamuka kephi.…

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#ShisaSayensi- Isayensi yeviki 20 October 2016

Nazi ezihamba phambili ezeSayensi eNingizimu Afrikha kuleliviki. Shisa Sayensi! Ayilahlwe yonke isayensi: kusho owesifazane efuna emfundo eguqukile Kusukela kuqale imibhikisho yezimali yabafundi basemanyuvesi isivuse inkulumo mayelana nenhlobo yemfundo…

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[FRESH] on @Scibraai: Citizen scientist project: Snap SA’s clouds too www.scibraai.co.za

Have you recently just felt like having one of those days where you’d like to do nothing better than to lie on your back and watch clouds pass by? But then reality and your work ethic kicked in? Well, thanks to the citizen science project “Global…

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20 Things To Know About SA’s Research Infrastructure Roadmap

//storify.com/AstroSibs/20-things-to-know-about-sa-s-research-infrastructu/embed?border=false You can find more original science content by Sarah Wild on Wild On Science.…

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@Scibraai Menu: @engelbriewe writes about the stinky carrion plant’s (only) little helper @UKZN research

Not all flies attracted to foul-smelling carrion plants help with its pollination In the life cycle of smelly yellow carrion plants (Orbea lutea subsp. lutea), all flies are not created equal. Their flowers, which quite literally reek, lure insects from…

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This week's science in Zulu #ShisaSayensi- Isayensi yeviki 27 September 2016

Nanka amangqampungqampu ezeSayensi eNingizimu Afrikha kuleliviki. Shisa Sayensi! Abantu umhlaba wonke basuka eAfrika, ucwaningo Kumhlaba wonke jikelele kukhona izizwe ezinhlobonhlobo zonke okuthiwa zisuka endaweni eyodwa; izwekazi le Afrika. Kudala…

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#TheScienceInside – Wine

It’s the Science Inside wine this week, since Robertson Winery workers are striking. We discuss the Drunken Monkey Hypothesis and how our enjoyment of alcohol might be evolutionary. Find out about the chemistry of a good wine with Antonio Ferreira and the…

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Hollywood celebrities spend large amounts of dollars on it. The hunky stud at the local pub thinks he knows it. But the age-old secret has been carefully kept for millions of years. Yet, it seemed obvious to pre-mammalian reptiles that went so far as to…

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@Scibraai Monday Menu: Birdie num num and the Stone Age link Research by @Wits @Tartaggle_tg via @engelbriewe

Fancy digging your teeth into a meal of pigeon breasts or dishing up guinea fowl legs? Middle Age Stone men and women did too. Researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute carefully looked at bones collected in the…

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by Michelle Galloway “We want to use mobile health (mHealth) technologies to make a difference to global health – to tackle the burden of disease in low-resource settings,” said Guy Dumont of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the…
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