The Science Inside

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The Science Inside – Alternative Cars

With increasing fuel prices and the United Nations calling for more radical restrictions on fossil fuels, we explore alternative vehicles. In our science news, Senegal struggles with containing trachoma and we discover that bees are affected by the solar eclipse....

The Science Inside – Dinosaur Fossil Discovery

Find out about the recent discovery of the first dinosaur graveyard in the Eastern Cape with Dr Jonah Choiniere from Wits University and James Rhalane from the community of Qhemerha . In our science news we discuss an unusual HIV organ transplant and a new kind of...

The Science Inside: Feature Scientist – Vivey Phasha

On our monthly Feature Scientist, we talk to Vivey Phasha, a product development technician at CSIR (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) on the science behind beauty and cosmetic products. In our science news we discover a polymer coating that can make...

The Science Inside – Artificial Intelligence

A recent development in Artificial Intelligence will make use of human language development. In UnScience we discover a new kind of fish species that melts when brought to the surface. Later on, we talk more on Artificial Intelligence.

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...