Die panplant: broccoli se nuwe Afrika-niggie

Vir ‘n kronkelende agterpad is Wessel Swanepoel baie lief, al weet hy goed daar’s gewoonlik ‘n veel korter roete wat tussen Punt A en Punt B gery kan word. “Ek probeer altyd alternatiewe roetes gebruik in plaas van die hoofpaaie wanneer tyd dit toelaat. Op dié wyse het ek al by die 95% van Namibië…

Homo Naledi goes virtual

Thanks to funding received from the Royal Society of South Africa, Scibraai will be publishing a few new science stories in the coming months by local journalists. First up is an insert about Dinaledi VR, the world’s first free mobile palaeoanthropology virtual reality app. It provides virtual access to the underground Dinaledi chamber in the…

Citizen science crowdfunding project pays off

Learners from the Kayamandi community in Stellenbosch recently practiced their skills as citizen scientists when they had the opportunity to hike in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. In the process, the 31 learners helped to collect samples for an ongoing research project, and learnt how to isolate the fynbos pathogens that they collected. The learners who…