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1309, 2019

Amazon Alight

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Amazon Alight The Amazon is burning, and not for the first time. At this very moment there are an estimated 93,000 fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon. This is a significant increase, a 60% increase in fact from those recorded at the same time last year. It is also the highest number of active fires recorded in the Amazon since 2010 (National Geographic, 2019). According to the Global Fire [...]

1309, 2019

South Africa’s War on Women

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa’s War on Women In the wake of what has been a horrendously ironic, eye opening and devastating Women’s Month in South Africa, the country has been left reeling after a scourge in gender based violence. The month of August in South Africa is meant to be one used to celebrate the women in our country, but instead as the statistics and continuous stream of news just this [...]

1309, 2019

The buzz about blood types

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

The buzz about blood types Have you ever wondered why you might be covered in mosquito bites, but the person next to you remains untouched? Why do some people get bitten more than others, is it purely coincidence and chance, or is there something more behind the bite? Well, as it turns out – there may be a more scientific reasoning behind a person’s propensity to be bitten by [...]

808, 2019

Ngwevu Intloko, the latest local dino-discovery

August 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Ngwevu Intloko, the latest local dino-discovery A new dinosaur species has been discovered in the vaults as part of a 30 year old fossil exhibition at the University of the Witwatersrand. The fossil in question is not a new discovery, as far as fossils go, and has been a part of an exhibition at the University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute after it was originally found in 1978 at a farm [...]

808, 2019

The Changing Face of Facebook

August 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Changing Face of Facebook The mobile Apps that we have come to know, love, and utilise on a daily basis may be getting a somewhat slightly controversial facelift soon. It is a well-known fact that both Instagram and WhatsApp are owned by Facebook. WhatsApp was acquired by the company in February 2014 in what was deemed a ‘landmark’ $19 billion deal, and only a mere five years after [...]

808, 2019

South Africa – The World’s Unhealthiest Country

August 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa – The World’s Unhealthiest CountryThe Indigo Wellness Index tracks and determines the health status of the world’s countries by using a metric of ten key measures. The Index covers over 150 countries across the world and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind, by drawing on data supplied from a diverse range of sources including the World Health Organisation, public health data and [...]

208, 2019

The Cost of a Cup of Coffee

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

The Cost of a Cup of Coffee Many people start their morning routine unthinkingly with a cup of coffee, to most – it is deemed an essential (sometimes crucial) aspect of the morning ritual. Coffee has become synonymous with waking us up, increased energy-levels and productivity. We rely on its caffeine content to keep us going when all else fails. For the connoisseurs and aficionados, a cup of coffee [...]

208, 2019

4IR & Revolutionary Robots

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

4IR & Revolutionary Robots The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a representation of “a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions.” There is an immense amount of potential seen in the Fourth Industrial revolution with [...]

208, 2019

Problematic, pesky perfume

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Problematic, pesky perfume                                                                                                            Nothing beats smelling good, or smelling something good, it is undoubtedly one of life’s simple sensory pleasures. This is the substantive base that a multi-billion dollar industry is founded on. Perfume, or artificial fragrances permeate almost every product imaginable – from the product in its purest form as a perfume or eau de parfume and eau de toilette, to deodorants, body lotions, shampoos and conditioners, face creams, body [...]

1106, 2019

Torture Tourism – the dark side of wildlife tourism

June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Torture Tourism – the dark side of wildlife tourism In May 2019, National Geographic Magazine wrote an expansive article exposing the very dark and often unseen side of wildlife tourism across the world. Posing with a big cat like a tiger, playing with lion cubs, riding an elephant or having a monkey sit on your shoulder for a photo are just a few examples of wildlife tourism and have [...]

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