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The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Why is the left reviving apartheid?

My Times column on identity politics:The student union at King’s College London will field a team in University Challenge that contains at least 50 …

Higher Education

Red Ants seize Gauteng Department of Human Settlements’ assets

JOHANNESBURG - The Red Ants have been raiding the Gauteng office of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and …

Blue Label to invest in start-ups

Blue Label Telecoms co-CEO Mark Levy<p>JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms – the company in the throes of acquiring 45% of mobile operator Cell C for R5,5bn …

Naspers sees education as new growth market

Bob van Dijk<p>Naspers plans to expand in education software as Africa’s biggest company by market value searches for a repeat of the profitable bet it …

Moroccan TV 'sorry' for makeup tips to hide domestic violence

Moroccan state TV has admitted that a segment which showed women how to hide bruises with makeup was "completely inappropriate." Hundreds of women …

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

CSS

Encrypting data in the cloud

The widespread adoption of cloud applications in the enterprise has come hand-in-hand with security issues as well as concerns around regulations and …

McDonald’s South Africa pilots QR code mobile payments with WeChat

McDonald’s South Africa is piloting a mobile payment service at select restaurants in Johannesburg and Cape Town using social messaging app WeChat …

FinTech

When Schools Fail: Taking Radical Steps To Improve Education

<i>Recognising the stark and growing educational achievement gap between rich and poor, governments and policy makers around the world are experimenting with innovative schooling models that aim to bring together the best of the public and private sectors in charter school or academy frameworks. The</i> …

Crowdfunding project of the week: Gryphon is a fast, safe and super simple router

It’s time for another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ and you know we have been digging for some of the hottest tech in sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Let’s jump right into this week’s featured campaign.<p><b>Other featured campaigns:</b><p>We have never really been keen on showing off our routers, …

Wi-Fi

This startup founder rode in police cars for hours to build his software

The Harvard graduate first began working on his software company, Mark43, in 2012 when he was given a class project to work with the Massachusetts state police department. During the project, he had to figure out how to use data and software to help the Massachusetts state police fight gang-related …

Law Enforcement

MTN and Huawei showcase three live IoT demos at AfricaCom 2016

HomeConnected World<p>0<p>Yesterday MTN and Huawei jointly showcase three live Internet of Things (IoT) demos at AfricaCom, Smart Refrigerator, User-Based …

Spot the difference: Zuma vs Mugabe. Too late to learn lessons from Zimbabwe?

<i>Many South Africans are feeling negative about the country’s prospects. Bombarded with news of corruption, political shenanigans and general economic</i> …

SA noodles among the unhealthiest in the world

They are loved and enjoyed as a snack or a quick meal, but South African instant noodles are the eight highest in sodium content.<p>The George Institute …

Nutrition

More Africans believe their conditions have worsened, but are optimistic for the future

Despite facing economic headwinds, widespread political corruption, and shortages in food, energy, and clean water, citizens in three African countries with almost 300 million people are extremely hopeful about the future of their countries. The Pew Research Center survey from South Africa, …

Africa

SA Champion Capitec looks abroad - for digital banking breakthroughs (and a deal perhaps?)

<i>Since visiting the Capitec team in the bank’s modest Stellenbosch home three years ago, I’ve watched their continued progress with great interest. So</i> …

Locked Apple Devices Are Piling Up in Police Evidence Rooms

Apple’s update to its iPhone software in fall 2014 included a remarkable privacy feature that made it nearly-impossible for anyone—including Apple …

Britain set to purchase $1 billion in advanced U.S. Predator drones

Britain is set to buy as many as 26 Certifiable Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles from San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.<p>The $1 billion sale delivers at least 16 of the aircraft, with the option for the country to buy 10 more. The purchase …

Military

These 500 Drones Flying In Formation Are The Fireworks Of The Future

No smoke, no explosives. See what your Fourth of July will look like once drones take over.<p>In the 18 minutes it takes to blow up 30-some tons of fireworks for the Fourth of July show on the National Mall in D.C., it costs the government more than 200 grand. Bigger shows–like the massive Macy’s show …

Drones

The future is here: Drones are delivering Domino’s pizzas to customers

It’s a brave new world—for pizza.<p>For residents of the town of Whangaparaoa in New Zealand, Domino’s pizza is now just a short drone delivery away. The company announced today that it delivered its first pizzas to actual customers using drones, after testing the service out this summer.<p>To order a …

FAA

China is at the forefront of manipulating DNA to create a new class of superhumans

Would you want to alter your future children’s genes to make them smarter, stronger, or better looking? As the state of science brings prospects like these closer to reality, an international debate has been raging over the ethics of enhancing human capacities with biotechnologies such as so-called …

Molecular Biology

Meet Coople: The 'gig-economy' app that's like Uber for short-term staffing

Apps like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airbnb have, from a user's point of view, changed the way we travel, eat, and sleep.<p>But they are also changing the way people work. For the estimated 5 million UK workers employed through such platforms, gone is the security associated with fixed terms of employment, …

Bribes, Swag Bag and Cozy Ties Showcased in S. Africa Report

Key findings in the report by South Africa’s former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, on the links between government officials and the the Gupta …

South Africa

Elgato Announces 'Eve Motion' HomeKit-Enabled Wireless Motion Sensor

Elgato today announced the latest product in its line of HomeKit accessories, debuting the Eve Motion wireless motion sensor. The Eve Motion is a small square-shaped accessory that can be put anywhere in your house, indoors or outdoors.<p>It works in tandem with other HomeKit accessories, allowing you …

Here's How Accurate Your Gut Instincts Are When You Meet Someone New

When you meet someone new, use your gut instincts with caution. This story on a serial killer shows how gut instincts react to people we should be …

Wellness

Alibaba founder tells Chinese government to use data to stop criminals

Jack Ma wants to stop potential lawbreakers<p>In a move considered unusual for a Chinese internet entrepreneur, Alibaba founder and business magnate Jack Ma urged Chinese officials to use big data to stop would-be criminals. Ma announced his ideas on Friday in a televised speech to about 1.5 million …

Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week's

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive internet attack that paralyzed Twitter, Netflix and other services is being blamed on a specific kind of malware designed …

Cybersecurity

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …