Picnicking Maropeng style

  • February 05, 2016 | Category: News

The seemingly endless South African summer is still with us and the days are long, beautiful and begging for a picnic in the Cradle of Humankind.

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Heat and drought: South Africa’s current weather crisis

  • January 28, 2016 | Category: News

It has been a hot start to the year. In fact, it was hot before the year started: it’s been a hot summer – and a dry one, too. Here’s a brief look at the science behind our recent weather patterns.

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The best of #Maropeng on Instagram

  • January 22, 2016 | Category: News

We love experiencing Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves through the eyes of our visitors.

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A very decadent Valentine’s at Maropeng

  • January 21, 2016 | Category: News

This Valentine’s Day, there’s nowhere offering luxury, decadence and romance quite like Maropeng.

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Five reasons to take a school trip to Maropeng in 2016

  • January 18, 2016 | Category: News

From time travelling, to exploring caves, to engaging meaningfully with some of South Africa’s most pressing issues – here’s a list of reasons why you should make Maropeng a part of your school excursion plans for 2016.

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The five most Earth-like exoplanets (so far)

  • January 14, 2016 | Andrew Norton | The Open University | Category: News

With nearly 2 000 exoplanets found to date, it is no wonder so many of them will resemble our planet in some way. But which exoplanets are similar enough to the Earth that they could actually be habitable?

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Weird and wonderful fossil finds

  • January 05, 2016 | Christine Marot | Category: News

While it’s true that most fossils belonged to bony or shelled creatures of old, those with soft bodies decayed quickly and left behind little or no evidence of their presence.

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2016 Breakthrough Awards include prize for sequencing of ancient DNA

  • January 04, 2016 | Category: News

Scientists the world over are under constant pressure to undertake research and conduct experiments that will pioneer new discoveries across a diversity of scientific fields.

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Fascinating facts about the Sterkfontein Caves

  • January 02, 2016 | Category: News

The Sterkfontein Caves, situated in the Cradle of Humankind, represent one of the world’s richest fossil sites, and discoveries there continue to astound the international scientific community. Here is a collection of sometimes surprising facts about the caves.

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2015: looking back on a year filled with adventure, debate and discovery of a new species

  • December 28, 2015 | Christine Marot | Category: News

In the 365 days it has taken for our blue planet to revolve around the Sun, many exciting things have happened at Maropeng, including some events that were significant not only for us, but for the whole of humankind.

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