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Who are the big names in South African science?

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Lee Berger (#Homonaledi). Tim Noakes (#banting). Glenda Gray (#MRCpresident). Bob Sholes (#climatechange). Himla Soodyall? Salim Abdool-Karim? Bruce Rubidge? Jill Farrant? Can you place these names, and...
#LegendsofSouthAfricanScience

Darrell Comins’ fascination with materials

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Darrell Comins was born in Pietermaritzburg on 10 June, 1942. Attending Merchiston Preparatory School and, later, Maritzburg College, he followed what was then the traditional...
Health & Medical The Science Inside

[LISTEN] The Science Inside Genetics episode

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  The Science Inside is a weekly show that goes inside the science of major news events. The show is broadcast on Voice of Wits every...
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Paul Cilliers understood the nature of complexities

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Paul Cilliers passed away in 2011 leaving behind his family, friends and colleagues, and an impressive body of work on the topic of complexity. It...
#SciBraaiScienceSides Human & Social

[New study] SA Super Rugby teams clocked up more kilometers

Engela Duvenage
A study that calculates just how far Super Rugby teams travel was sparked by three Australian academics’ hopes to pick the right side to back...
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Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan: Breathing life into the bones of extinct animals

Engela Duvenage
Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan (@Palaeo_Prof) was born in Pretoria, the youngest of three daughters. After matriculating from Laudium High School, she wanted to become a science...
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The doyenne of seeds: Patricia Berjak

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Professor Patricia Berjak was born in Johannesburg on 29 December 1939. After attaining her BSc (Hons) cum laude in biochemistry from the University of the...