Give your young paleontologist a solid start

  • June 25, 2015

Make your own ‘prehistoric cave’, get a paleo kit and bring your young scientist back to where it all began.

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Dinosaurs, Darwin and DNA at Wits Evolution Day

  • June 22, 2015

How did dinosaurs grow to such staggering sizes? What does our DNA tell us about where we come from? What did Charles Darwin learn on his trip to South Africa? Wits University’s Evolution Day on Saturday provided the initial answers.

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Dinosaurs can make a comeback, says Jurassic World scientist

  • June 19, 2015

Can scientists bring dinosaurs back from extinction? The paleontologist who consulted on the Jurassic Park movies certainly thinks so.

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Spend some warm family time at Maropeng this winter

  • June 18, 2015

School’s nearly out. If you’re looking to do a family outing, find out what others have been saying about their trip to Maropeng.

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Species without boundaries: a new way to map our origins

  • June 18, 2015 | Professor Francis Thackeray

Is it time to rethink our approach to species? Eminent Wits University Professor Francis Thackeray has explored the issue.

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Donate blood this World Blood Donor Day, says Harry the Hominid

  • June 14, 2015

Today is World Blood Donor Day. Have you gotten involved in this critical cause? Let our spokeshominid tell you why you should.

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Magaliesberg declared a world biosphere reserve

  • June 11, 2015

UNESCO has recognised Magaliesberg as a World Biosphere Reserve. The announcement was made in Paris this week.

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Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet

  • June 05, 2015

It’s been more than four decades since the United Nations established World Environment Day on 5 June. Find out more about this milestone.

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Treat dad like a king this Father’s Day

  • May 31, 2015

We’ve got two great events that you can spoil your dad with this Father’s Day.

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A new Australopithecus species found in Ethiopia

  • May 29, 2015 | Category: News

Jaw fragments discovered in Ethiopia have been identified as a new hominin species. It’s been named Australopithecus deyiremeda.

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