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World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

HeraldLIVE

Skull snatchers strike Addo Elephant Park

Skull and horn snatchers have struck at Addo – but authorities are making no bones about ensuring they are sniffed out. South African National Parks …

529 rhinos killed, 359 poachers and traffickers arrested between January and June 2017

A total of 529 rhinos have been poached since January 2017 while 359 alleged poachers and traffickers were arrested nationally, the Minister of …

Extinction

Herd devastated as speeding car kills baby elephant

Exclusive footage shared by Latest Sightings shows how an elephant herd tries desperately to help a baby elephant that was knocked down by a speeding …

National Parks

PICS: Incredible first! Wild lion nursing leopard cub

(Photo: Joop van der Linde, Ndutu Lodge)<p>Cape Town - We've seen some harrowing news about lions in South Africa over the last few weeks, from a group …

Wildlife

#ShockWildlifeTruths: 'Elephant poaching is on the rise'

Cape Town - Rhino poaching might be on the decrease, however it appears elephant poaching is on the rise. But without up to date poaching figures …

Extinction

Addo assesses natural water provision plan to avoid 'catastrophic effects' on both park and elephants

Cape Town - Water conservation is of paramount importance as unpredictable weather patterns and severe drought across a number of South Africa's …

Rhino poachers win leave to appeal 26-year sentence

Eric Mashaba, News24 correspondent<p>Nelspruit - A former South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldier who was convicted and sentenced to 26 …

Wildlife

Rhinos fight back, disarm alleged poacher in Limpopo

Tammy Petersen, News24<p>Limpopo - A group of rhino stormed a trio of alleged poachers, disarming one and damaging a gun on a farm in Bela-Bela, Limpopo …

Wildlife

Huge treasure trove of fossils unearthed by roadworks

Ahmed Areff, News24<p>Grahamstown - A huge treasure trove of fossils, including of some species that have not been documented by scientists before, has …

Tech aids in nabbing poachers

Read time 2min 00sec<p>2015 is the first year since 2007 that a dip in rhino poaching levels has been recorded.<p>The South African government has hailed …

Heart-breaking PICS of the Kruger poison poaching PLUS how you can help

Cape Town - The battle to protect Kruger's wildlife is ongoing and dangerous.<p>Most recently an attempted poaching incident in the Kruger National Park …

Wildlife

Poacher killed, ranger wounded in Kruger shootout

Cape Town - An attempted poaching incident in the Kruger National Park on Sunday has left one suspect dead and a SANparks ranger wounded, SANParks …

Wildlife

Bushveld Sirloin of Beef with Amarula Cream Sauce

Close<p>Recipe serves4-6<br>• Preparation time15 minutes<br>• Cooking time25 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>60 ml Robertsons Freshly Ground Black peppercorns<br>• 1,5 – 2 ml …

Addo Elephant National Park records hottest day on record

Cape Town - The official maximum temperature for Addo Elephant National Park on Monday, 1 February, reached an all-time record, since temperature …

10 things you need to know about rhino poaching in SA

Jenni Evans, News24<p>Cape Town - Rhino poaching continues to be a crisis in South Africa. Here are 10 things you need to know about the scourge.<p>1. 1 …

South Africa

Prepare yourselves: A rare “supermoon lunar eclipse” is coming

If you missed Jupiter’s collision with Venus back in June, now’s your chance to see another spectacular celestial sight—and this one should be much easier to spot. On Sept. 27, Earthlings will be treated to a “supermoon lunar eclipse,” a rare confluence of events that last occurred in 1982 and has …

Supermoon

Were Carbs A Brain Food For Our Ancient Ancestors?

Carbohydrates are a rich source of energy. That's exactly why some of us may feel a bit conflicted about them, since several recent studies and diets have suggested we should cut them to lose weight. (The latest study concluded that total calories matter most if you want to shed pounds.)<p>Our ancient …

Kruger Park guide not at fault for leopard attack - SANParks

Adam Wakefield, News24<p>Johannesburg - The tour guide who was attacked by a leopard in the Kruger National Park earlier this month was not at fault, …

Wildlife

New jellyfish named after curious Australian schoolboy

Sydney - An Australian schoolboy who discovered a new species of jellyfish in a Queensland canal has had the tentacled creature named in his honour, …

Jellyfish

SANParks to report back on Kruger leopard attack

Pretoria - The SA National Parks (SANParks) will on Thursday host a briefing in Pretoria where it will reveal whether the tourist guide who was …

Wildlife

Elusive lion caught napping

Cape Town - The escape artist 3-year-old lion, which has been giving trackers the run-around for 24 days, is back at the Karoo National Park after …

Karoo National Park's #MissingLion might be hungry, warns SANParks

(File)<p>Cape Town - It has been nearly two weeks since a three-year-old male lion broke free from the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West, and a …

National Parks

Six suspected rhino poachers nabbed

Tammy Petersen, News24<p>Cape Town - Six men will be in the dock next week for bail applications after they were nabbed in three separate cases of …

National Parks

The 10 most important things from the Google I/O keynote

Google's annual developer event is now officially in full swing, and this year's keynote was full of things worth keeping an eye on. We've got a firm …

Android News

ASUS ZenWatch 2 hands-on

ASUS didn't talk about its second Android Wear device, the ZenWatch 2, on-stage at its pre-Computex press conference today, but we were able to spend …

What happens when you delete pictures in Google Photos?

Whether you need to clear out duplicates, limit the amount of full-resolution storage you're taking up or just get rid of some old shots you no …

Checking out Doze and App standby on the Android M Developer Preview

One of the big user-facing changes to come from the Android M announcement at Google I/O this year is Doze, a new set of behaviors for making sure …