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Why Do People Keep Their Accents?

Most infants begin learning a spoken language from the moment they're born. But because the brain becomes less flexible with age, it's difficult for …

Scientists Discover How to Produce Clean Drinking Water From an Unexpected Source

<b>The news:</b> Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink? Try mixing sunlight and graphite.<p>That's the new, mind-blowing solution coming out of MIT …

WHO Endorses Blood Transfusions to Combat Ebola

Is it really the least bad option they have?<p>In the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has declared that treating patients with the blood of Ebola survivors should be a top priority.<p>The latest count suggests that more than 3,700 people across five West …

Why Am I Afraid Of Hugh Jackman?

A reader asked us for help with a celebrity phobia. Here's what an expert had to say.<p>A reader recently wrote to <i>Popular Science</i> asking for advice on a... unique problem:<p>"I have a severe fear of Hugh Jackman. Are there any special methods for expelling the fear? My friends tried to take me to see his …

DNA ties Ashkenazi Jews to group of just 330 people from Middle Ages

All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago.<p>So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of 128 healthy Ashkenazi Jews and compared each of …

Study: Autism signs in babies can be erased

A new pilot study suggests that signs of autism symptoms can be erased if babies begin therapy even before they can toddle.<p>Researchers have long taken the "earlier the better" approach to treatment, but this tiny study – in just seven children – is the first to look at starting therapy in the first …

Boeing's New Spaceship Makes Strides Ahead of NASA Space Taxi Decision

The private spaceflight company Boeing has been hard at work designing a capsule that could deliver NASA astronauts to the International Space …

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova.

Ramaphosa: Employers must curb youth unemployment

Stellenbosch - The SA government calls on employers to rise to the challenge of youth unemployment by taking on first time employees and providing …

Only a genius can calculate toll payments

<b>Fin24 user Tony Bagnall says he has made no attempt to evade e-toll payments but has not received any kind of invoice, and would be hard put to work</b> …

DA lauds Compensation Fund for domestics

Cape Town - Plans to ensure domestic workers will be allowed to claim from the Compensation Fund if injured on the job were welcomed by the DA on …

E-tolls: Well done Sanral

Cape Town - Electronic tolling on Gauteng freeways has largely been cursed by motorists, but this Fin24 user thinks the system is fantastic.<p>This of …

Cape Town

Current account deficit shock

Pretoria - The shortfall on South Africa's current account widened more than expected to 6.2% of gross domestic product in the second quarter of the …

Economy

An idea which could replace the CV

Cape Town – The talks took place and the ideas were shared. Now TedXCapeTown 2014 is online, ready to be shared around the globe. One talk, by Dave …

Confusion about e-toll review

Johannesburg - The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) group said on Tuesday it was confused by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' stance on …