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Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee to meet tech titans, attend Special ASEAN-US Leaders SummitSINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make a working visit to the Unit
PM Lee to meet tech titans, attend Special ASEAN-US Leaders Summit
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 hours ago
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make a working visit to the United States from Feb 10 to 16, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) announced on Wednesday (Feb 10). Mr Lee will visit the city of San Francisco from Feb 10 to 15 and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
It May Take More Than Buzz of Bees to Ward Off ElephantsElephant populations in southern Africa's national parks have increased dramati
It May Take More Than Buzz of Bees to Ward Off Elephants
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
Elephant populations in southern Africa's national parks have increased dramatically in recent years. As a result of their booming numbers, vast dietary requirements and expansive ranges, elephants sometimes roam outside the borders of protected... Read more
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iol.co.za
Edinburgh medal for SA astronomerJohannesburg - Kevin Govender will become the first South African to receive a
Edinburgh medal for SA astronomer
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Johannesburg - Kevin Govender will become the first South African to receive a medal at the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival next month, the National Research Foundation announced on Monday. Govender's contribution took shape through... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Khoisan Show That 'Race' Has No Place in Human AncestryThe ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of sout
Khoisan Show That 'Race' Has No Place in Human Ancestry
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
The ancient origins, anatomical, linguistic and genetic distinctiveness of southern African San and Khoikhoi people are matters of confusion and debate. They are variously described as the world's first or oldest people; Africa's first or oldest... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Academics can drive changeEach year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol at South Africa’s universiti
Academics can drive change
Mail & Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol at South Africa’s universities. Of the 60% of black African students who survive the first year, only 15% will ultimately graduate. This is hardly surprising: these failed students come from an... Read more
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iol.co.za
GM crops could help save lives: researcherGenetically modifying crops to withstand drought may help save lives – UCT rese
GM crops could help save lives: researcher
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
Genetically modifying crops to withstand drought may help save lives – UCT researcher 16:50 / 3 FEB 2016 CAPE TOWN, February 3 (ANA) – Modifying plants to be drought tolerant may help secure South Africa’s future of food production, a leading... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How to Reverse the Decline of Southern Ground HornbillsSouthern ground hornbills are vulnerable across the world, but their conservati
How to Reverse the Decline of Southern Ground Hornbills
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Southern ground hornbills are vulnerable across the world, but their conservation status in South Africa has been raised to endangered. In the past 100 years they have experienced a two-thirds reduction in their national area of occupancy as well as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Perpetual Bonds Can Help Open Universities to All Who QualifyIt is in all South Africans' interest to make university education available to
Perpetual Bonds Can Help Open Universities to All Who Qualify
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
It is in all South Africans' interest to make university education available to every qualifying student regardless of their financial situation. The whole country benefits if all these young people have the chance to gain the skills and values... Read more
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Science Daily
New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating: Research team developed a new simple nanowire manufacturing techniqueIn their approach, they discovered that germanium nanowires are grown by the re
New type of nanowires, built with natural gas heating: Research team developed a new simple nanowire manufacturing technique
Science Daily / Posted 9 days ago
In their approach, they discovered that germanium nanowires are grown by the reduction of germanium oxide particles and subsequent self-catalytic growth during the thermal decomposition of natural gas, and simultaneously, carbon sheath layers are... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
KZN Woman Stunned After Gardener Reveals He's a Qualified AccountantA KwaZulu-Natal woman nearly fell off her chair when her gardener told her he w
KZN Woman Stunned After Gardener Reveals He's a Qualified Accountant
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
A KwaZulu-Natal woman nearly fell off her chair when her gardener told her he was a qualified accountant. Now she has made it her mission to find him a proper job. Luyanda Sikhakhane, 30, from Sea View, Durban, met Bongani Mtolo 26, during a trip to... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Accountant becomes gardener because he can't find workAmanda Khoza, News24 Bongani Mtolo (Supplied) Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal woman
Accountant becomes gardener because he can't find work
News 24 South Africa / Posted 11 days ago
Amanda Khoza, News24 Bongani Mtolo (Supplied) Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal woman nearly fell off her chair when her gardener told her he was a qualified accountant. Now she has made it her mission to find him a proper job. Luyanda Sikhakhane, 30, from... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Excavated Beads Say About When & Where of Human EvolutionanalysisBy Christopher Henshilwood, University of Bergen and Karen Loise Van Ni
What Excavated Beads Say About When & Where of Human Evolution
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
analysisBy Christopher Henshilwood, University of Bergen and Karen Loise Van Niekerk, University of the Witwatersrand When and where did our common ancestors first start behaving in ways similar to ourselves? Although it is well known that Homo... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Three candidates in running for top job at WSUThree candidates have been shortlisted for Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) top
Three candidates in running for top job at WSU
Daily Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
Three candidates have been shortlisted for Walter Sisulu University’s (WSU) top job. council. The Daily Dispatch yesterday learned that the university had shortlisted three candidates for the vice-chancellorship position, which was confirmed by a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Secret to Successful State-Owned Enterprises Is How They're RunState-owned companies are often touted as necessary tools for development in em
Secret to Successful State-Owned Enterprises Is How They're Run
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
State-owned companies are often touted as necessary tools for development in emerging economies. This is because they can be directed by governments to achieve development ends. The model has been a success in some countries, but it's been an epic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hotter Weather Likely to Affect People in Developing Countries MoreAs the temperatures soar and weather patterns continue to be affected by global
Hotter Weather Likely to Affect People in Developing Countries More
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
As the temperatures soar and weather patterns continue to be affected by global warming and climate dynamics, more people - particularly in developing countries - are likely to die from natural deaths such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular... Read more
18d
Business Standard India
Snapbizz raises $7.2 million from Jungle Ventures, othersThe funds raised will be used to continue the firm's growth and spur market exp
Snapbizz raises $7.2 million from Jungle Ventures, others
Business Standard India / Posted 18 days ago
The funds raised will be used to continue the firm's growth and spur market expansion across key citiesThe funds raised will be used to continue the firm's growth and spur market expansion... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Police Need More Than Social Media Savvy to Polish Their ImageIt is hard not to be impressed by the SAPS' tweets and posts. Smiling officers
Police Need More Than Social Media Savvy to Polish Their Image
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
It is hard not to be impressed by the SAPS' tweets and posts. Smiling officers pose with piles of recovered loot and narcotics, while serious-looking officers comb through crime scenes, attend roadblocks, and saturate public spaces in blue. While... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Schools looking to better harness technology to aid learningSINGAPORE: From ICT tools to high-tech facilities, schools in the Republic are
Schools looking to better harness technology to aid learning
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
SINGAPORE: From ICT tools to high-tech facilities, schools in the Republic are looking to better harness technology to aid learning. Educators whom Channel NewsAsia spoke with said they hope students will become critical thinkers and innovators, who... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Scuba Diving Is Warding Off Threats to Its FutureScuba diving has grown in popularity over the past two decades. This is evident
How Scuba Diving Is Warding Off Threats to Its Future
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Scuba diving has grown in popularity over the past two decades. This is evident from the rapid growth in the number of certifications issued worldwide. The number has grown to 23 million at a pace of about one million every year. But the industry is... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Pockets of opportunity' exist even as Singapore restructures economy, MTI saysSINGAPORE: Despite the headwinds posed by the sluggish global economy, there ar
'Pockets of opportunity' exist even as Singapore restructures economy, MTI says
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: Despite the headwinds posed by the sluggish global economy, there are "pockets of opportunity" that Singapore can continue to exploit, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry. "To position Singapore for the future, we must persevere with... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Creating jobs for Singaporeans the key aim of economic renewal: MinistriesSINGAPORE: With the economy at a turning point, a restructuring of the workforc
Creating jobs for Singaporeans the key aim of economic renewal: Ministries
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
SINGAPORE: With the economy at a turning point, a restructuring of the workforce is needed - and the process starts all the way from pre-school, through to lifelong learning, said Government ministries on Tuesday (Jan 19), in response to President... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
RIE2020: How Singaporeans can benefit from the new initiativesSINGAPORE: A S$19 billion five-year plan to support the nation's research and d
RIE2020: How Singaporeans can benefit from the new initiatives
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
SINGAPORE: A S$19 billion five-year plan to support the nation's research and development initiatives, was unveiled by the Government last week. Named The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Plan 2020 (RIE 2020), it is the largest R&D purse to date.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Starting up: The rise of the Singaporean entrepreneurSINGAPORE: It was not so long ago that policymakers and the business community
Starting up: The rise of the Singaporean entrepreneur
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
SINGAPORE: It was not so long ago that policymakers and the business community lamented the dearth of entrepreneurs here, with high-profile corporate leaders even joining hands to try to discover Singapore’s next Sim Wong Hoo. In 2002, the Singapore... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why South Africa's Universities Are in the Grip of a Class StruggleanalysisBy Christopher B. Knaus, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Ra
Why South Africa's Universities Are in the Grip of a Class Struggle
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
analysisBy Christopher B. Knaus, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Rajendra Chetty, University of Washington The post-apartheid educational system is not founded on what the poor and marginalised need. Instead, as research shows, it is... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Phone users to get better protection from hackersSINGAPORE: The widespread use of mobile phones has created more opportunities f
Phone users to get better protection from hackers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 25 days ago
SINGAPORE: The widespread use of mobile phones has created more opportunities for hackers to steal information from them, but two projects are under way in Singapore to give users better protection from cyberattacks. The Institute for Infocomm... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Building Ecosystem Restoration Into Economic Growth PlansanalysisBy Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Cape Town and Phoebe Barnard, Univ
Building Ecosystem Restoration Into Economic Growth Plans
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
analysisBy Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Cape Town and Phoebe Barnard, University of Pretoria We chart here an integrated economy based on the principles of the restoration, rather than the exploitation, of natural and human resources. Evidence... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
#FeesMustFall: SA's universities are in the grip of a class struggleEach year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol to study at South Africa’s u
#FeesMustFall: SA's universities are in the grip of a class struggle
Mail & Guardian / Posted 26 days ago
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol to study at South Africa’s universities. Of the 60% of black African students who survive the first year, only 15% will ultimately graduate. This is hardly surprising: these failed students come from... Read more
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iol.co.za
Why SA universities are in a class struggleRajendra Chetty and Christopher B Knaus say that race and class lie at the hear
Why SA universities are in a class struggle
iol.co.za / Posted 27 days ago
Rajendra Chetty and Christopher B Knaus say that race and class lie at the heart of opposition to SA’s existing, exclusive university system. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol to study at South Africa’s universities. Of the 60% of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Technology Is No Longer a Luxury for Universities - It's a NecessitySuch literacy, and an understanding of technology in general, will also be cruc
Technology Is No Longer a Luxury for Universities - It's a Necessity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
Such literacy, and an understanding of technology in general, will also be crucial for university students. They will have to develop the ability to collaborate across multiple contexts, filter and synthesise information from a variety of sources.... Read more
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Science Daily
One photon or two?Nuclear physicists have long used two different experimental methods to determi
One photon or two?
Science Daily / Posted 30 days ago
Nuclear physicists have long used two different experimental methods to determine how quarks -- the building blocks of the proton -- are arranged inside the particle and how they move. But, results from these methods disagree by nearly a factor of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Tapping opportunities: A start-up that benefited from RIE2015SINGAPORE: Funding from Research Innovation Enterprise 2015 (RIE2015) has suppo
Tapping opportunities: A start-up that benefited from RIE2015
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
SINGAPORE: Funding from Research Innovation Enterprise 2015 (RIE2015) has supported more than 160 start-up companies in Singapore, according to the National Research Foundation. Part of its next five-year plan, RIE2020, is also to continue... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Raised Profile for Women in ScienceTwelve female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa have been honoured this
Raised Profile for Women in Science
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
Twelve female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa have been honoured this week for their work and impact in the scientific field. On Tuesday, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO announced the recipients of the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Govt commits S$19b to new 5-year plan for R&D initiatives RIE2020SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (Jan 8) unveiled a S$19 bil
Govt commits S$19b to new 5-year plan for R&D initiatives RIE2020
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (Jan 8) unveiled a S$19 billion plan to support Singapore's R&D efforts over the next five years. The Research Innovation Enterprise 2020 Plan (RIE2020) seeks to support and translate research into... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
NUS researchers find new promise in old cancer drugSINGAPORE: A decade-old cancer drug that was deemed too weak for use has drawn
NUS researchers find new promise in old cancer drug
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
SINGAPORE: A decade-old cancer drug that was deemed too weak for use has drawn interest from the scientific community in recent years after the discovery of a more potent version of it. While scientists in Europe and the United States are focused on... Read more
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