The Science Inside

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The Science Inside – Haemophilia

In the news this week we chat microdosing LSD and naming satellites. A research breakthrough in the treatment of haemophilia offers hope to all those with the rare blood disorder. We talk to the lead author and researcher Prof Johnny Mahlangu from Wits University...

The Science Inside – NASA

Following NASA’s new solar probe we speak to Dr. Daniel Cunnama, an outreach astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory. In Unscience, we talk about how male birds are less likely to sing to female birds that are ingesting antidepressants. Later in...

The Science Inside – Medical Practitioners & Negligence

There have been over 20 000 serious adverse events reported in public hospitals in Gauteng over the last two and a half years. Dr. Elize Archer, head of the Clinical Skills Centre at the University of Stellenbosch, unpacks some of the factors that influence negative...

The Science Inside – Shakira Choonara

Our Feature Scientist this month is Dr Shakira Choonara. She is the obesity prevention coordinator for South Africa at the Global Advocacy Incubator and a young leader, researcher and activist at the forefront of public health. She holds several accolades including...

The Science Inside – Alzheimer’s nasal spray

Imagine a nasal spray that is able to help treat Alzheimer’s disease. As hard as it is to believe, this new technology has been developed by Professor Stefan Weiss of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of Witwatersrand. Debbie Beech of Alzheimer’s...

The Science Inside – World’s Oldest Colour

Recently the world’s oldest colour was discovered, so we explore how our eyes and brain work together to help us perceive different shades. We speak to Casha Meintjies, an optometrist, and founder of Eyetek Optometrists. In Unscience, a research study finds out...

The Science Inside – Meerkat

Following the launch of the MeerKAT radio telescope, SKA SA Chief Scientist Dr Fernando Camilo explains what it means for South Africa and the world. In Unscience we find out about unusual ways to kill a cockroach. Later, the link between African people and the stars...

The Science Inside – Sports and Nutrition

Tennis star Serena Williams recently opened up about her breastfeeding and eating choices as an elite sportswoman. We explore the interplay between fitness and nutrition with Arista Nienaber, a lecturer at the North-West University Potchefstroom campus. In Unscience,...

The Science Inside – Mental Health

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Month this July we discuss how mental illnesses function within support systems with clinical psychologist Liane Lurie. In Unscience, find out if brain scans should be used in the law. Later, is it science or fiction that there...

The Science Inside – Cash in Transit

A recent spike in cash in transit heists has us speaking to Dr Hendrik Lochner from UNISA and Zero Foundation Africa’s Benedict Weaver about the tech behind these robberies. In Unscience, find out whether men are more likely to take risks when crossing the road....