Category : Biology & Evolution

Biology & Evolution Climate & Earth

Investigations into Namibia’s “fairy circles” in the desert

Sarah Wild
Plants refuse to grow in Namibia’s fairy circles, and scientists are on a mission to find out why. No theory has been proven yet. Armed...
Agriculture Biology & Evolution

Matie links banana farming to poisoning of Costa Rica’s caiman

Engela Duvenage
Canadian-born Paul Grant is a man who knows how to multi-task. He wrote up his a recently published paper on how banana farming in Costa...
Biology & Evolution

Namaqualand’s long-tongued flies all pumped up

Engela Duvenage
Have you ever watched long-tongued flies in action? To the untrained eye, it might seem as if those flies with an extra-long proboscis take extra-long...
Biology & Evolution

Local croc expert stars in new BBC wildlife series

Engela Duvenage
Be on the lookout for a new BBC documentary about Zambia’s Luangwa River, which features Stellenbosch University crocodile expert, Dr Alison Leslie. The series “Africa...