Milena Wolmarans

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10 Ways to Know if Your Dog Is Actually Happy

For starters, never take their bone away.<p>It is difficult to refer to what dogs, as a collective, like and dislike and how they behave. Just as humans …

U.S. says won't hesitate to impose sanctions over fuel to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the …

North Korea

Scientists Gave Octopuses Ecstasy This Week, And What Happened? Take Our Science News Quiz

Octopuses can get high.<p>Another week, another round of terrific stories - there's so much in the world to perpetually keep us amazed. But if you …

Terrorists kill Iranian children and soldiers in military parade attack

At least 29 people, including children, have been killed in a terrorist attack on a military parade in south-west Iran, responsibility for which has been claimed by both Islamic State and a separatist group.<p>Four assailants disguised as military personnel opened fire from behind the viewing platform …

Saudi Arabia

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington.<p>"(A) witness ... stated that the victim was …

Storms

This Implant Helps Heal Knees With a Patient’s Own Cartilage

At first, Courtney Mannino blamed the dull ache in her left knee on a ligament she’d torn in high school. She ignored it as long as she could, but …

University of California

29 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 29 people were killed and 70 others wounded in an attack on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported, citing the deputy governor-general of Khouzestan province, Hossein Hosseinzadeh.<p>The dead and wounded were …

Armed Forces

More and more scientists are preregistering their studies. Should you?

In October 2011, Joseph Simmons, a psychologist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, published a clearly preposterous result in …

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.<p>The Defense Ministry …

Sanctions

Dramatic decline in number of rhino poaching – department

Tammy Petersen<p>A dramatic decline in the number of rhinos poached has been recorded since the start of 2018, compared to the same period last year, …

National Parks

Infinity war: The ongoing battle over the world’s hardest maths proof

It’s the stuff of Hollywood. Somebody somewhere is surely selling the movie rights to what’s become the biggest spat in maths: a misunderstood …

Avengers: Infinity War

From teacher to minister: Molewa's life was one of service

Tammy Peterson and Canny Maphanga<p>South Africans reeled in shock on Saturday following the death of Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Edith Bowo …

Cyril Ramaphosa

First It Was a Hurricane. Then Pig Poop. Now It’s Coal Ash

After the storm comes the flood. Hurricane Florence poured 8 trillion gallons of rain onto North Carolina, and now the landscape between the Cape …

North Carolina

Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolina coast, Tammie Hedges took action to protect pets that might have otherwise been caught in the storm – a decision that led to her arrest.<p>Hedges, a resident of Waynes County, North Carolina, was taken into custody Friday after providing care to more …

Antibiotics

They Made It! Japan's Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they've even sent back some wild postcards …

Aerospace

News24.com | Corruption in the courtroom: A sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs

Rhino killers and other criminals have allegedly been bribing court officials in KwaZulu Natal. It’s a sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and …

DA launches 2019 elections campaign

Tshidi Madia<p>Corruption, crime, jobs, immigration and service delivery will top the DA’s agenda ahead of the upcoming national polls.<p>The party …

South Africa

'The country is poorer without Edna Molewa'

Canny Maphanga<p>Tributes continue to pour in for Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molowa who died on Saturday after a short illness.<p>Th South …

Cyril Ramaphosa

The Personalised Medicine Revolution Is Finally Happening And It'll Change The Way We Think About Cancer

The rulebook has been updated.<p><i>This is one of six stories done in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Find out more about</i> …

Mutations

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Syria antiaircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.<p>Russian state media said Syrian missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down amid an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of …

Russian Military

This map of South Africa's rivers is captivating – and now its creator is trying to figure out why

River ecologist Sukh Mantel, a senior researcher at the Institute for Water Research at Rhodes University, did not set out to create art, or even an …

South Africa

This Home Microscope Camera Can Magnify Images Up to 1000x Their Original Size

This is so cool!<p>Are you a hobbyist looking to inspect your burgeoning Roman currency collection? Or perhaps you're a professor looking to outfit your …

Android Phones

Florence aftermath: 32 dead; flooding leaves North Carolina residents seeking food, water

Prosperous, vibrant Wilmington opened distribution centers for food, water and tarps Tuesday as officials in the North Carolina city struggled to feed a population cut off by the historic floods of once-mighty Hurricane Florence.<p>The Cape Fear River, normally a tourist attraction and economic boon, …

Floods

Sibusiso Mavuka has spent ten years in prison, and appeared in court 91 times. He has never been convicted of any crime.

Sibusiso Mavuka’s youngest child was only five months old when he was first arrested along with eight other men and placed in detention in …

Nelson Mandela

China to retaliate with tariffs on $60B more of U.S. goods

China announced on Tuesday that it would hit $60 billion worth of U.S. exports with tariffs as of next week in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate U.S. trade penalties on Beijing.<p>Beijing will slap tariffs of 5 or 10 percent on a list of about 5,200 U.S. products, such as …

U.S. Politics

Myanmar’s ‘Gravest Crimes’ Against Rohingya Demand Action, U.N. Says

GENEVA — Catching up with villagers from Min Gyi who had escaped the Myanmar Army’s assault on their homes, the soldiers first killed all the men, shooting them and then methodically slitting the throats of those who lingered. Then they turned on the women and children.<p>The report of a United …

News

Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

Reddit continues to remain the internet's best dumping ground for some of the funniest content out there. While Reddit has produced some great …

Animals

Potentially Deadly Threats Are Now Lurking in Post-Hurricane Flood Waters

Hurricane Florence isn't over yet.<p>In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence's winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose …

Floods

South Africa's top court legalises private use of cannabis

The Constitutional Court has ordered the parliament to draft new laws within 24 months to reflect the order.<p>South Africa's highest court has legalised the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court's ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional.<p>In delivering the …

Western Cape

Epigenetics: The Brain-Booster You've Never Heard Of

The emerging science of epigenetics describes the way our lifestyle and environment influence our gene expression over time. This growing field of research is a hot topic right now because it has radically altered our preconceived views on the nature-nurture debate. The new and evolving science …

Epigenetics