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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Homo naledi discovery hailed as one of 2015’s scientific milestones

  • December 23, 2015 | Christine Marot | Category: Homo naledi

Scientists and researchers all over our amazing planet are constantly making new discoveries that will impact the lives of the 7.3-billion humans who occupy Earth.

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Download the Cradle of Humankind app today

  • December 18, 2015 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

Have you checked out the new Cradle of Humankind app? You haven’t? Then best you download it for free today to explore this remarkable World Heritage Site virtually before you experience it in the flesh.

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Inaugural Dr Lee Rogers Berger Scholarship awarded to US anthropology major

  • December 17, 2015 | Category: News

A senior anthropology major at Georgia Southern University in the United States is the proud recipient of the inaugural Dr Lee Rogers Berger Scholarship in Anthropology.

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Five ways to care for our planet this holiday

This time of year is filled with excitement and Harry, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, is excited too about all the ways we can care for our planet over the holiday.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Cradle

  • December 10, 2015 | Category: News

The festive season approaches and, with it, a much-needed break from our daily routines of home, school, work, shops ... home, rinse, repeat. Why not spend a day experiencing the culinary delights of the Cradle of Humankind?

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