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…

[LISTEN] The Science Inside’s Leap Year episode

Take the leap with us on #TheScienceInside and have a listen to the latest episode. We hear from astronomer Duncan Steel how the history of our calendar has been influenced by Popes and politicians and what a perfect calendar might look like. We also speak to an astrophysicist about the fabric of space as we learn…

Yet another new SA dinosaur discovered at Heelbo

A Christmas visit to South Africa and an introduction through friends to palaeontology experts from Wits University have had exciting scientific consequences for New Zealand student Blair McPhee. It has provided him with the honour of taking the lead in describing yet another new South African dinosaur species. He is the lead author of a…