What an ancient wildebeest teaches us about fossils and evolution

  • February 26, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

Not one to blow its own trumpet, an ancient wildebeest species called the rusingoryx has amazed palaeontologists with its unusually-shaped nasal cavity.

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Take a closer look at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel

  • February 24, 2016 | Category: News

Just a short walk from the Maropeng visitor centre is the Maropeng Boutique Hotel.

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We’ve been wrong about astronomical geometry this entire time

  • February 18, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

A recent discovery of an ancient Babylonian tablet has revealed that our ability to accurately predict the movement of celestial bodies dates back way further than we thought, suggesting that there is more to be learned about ancient scientific knowledge.

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Our favourite Instagram photos from our visitors

  • February 16, 2016 | Category: News

The oldest examples of human art are cave paintings that date back some 40 000 years. The invention of photography happened around 200 years ago. And in the last few years, photo-sharing app Instagram has become one of the most popular ways to share images with others around the world.

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How Citizen Science Changed the Way Fukushima Radiation is Reported

  • February 13, 2016 | Ari Beser | Category: Rising Star

Photos By Ari Beser Tokyo – “It appears the world-changing event didn’t change anything, and it’s disappointing,”said Pieter Franken, a researcher at Keio University in Japan (Wide Project), the MIT Media Lab (Civic Media Centre), and co-founder of Safecast, a citizen-science network dedicated to the measurement and distribution of accurate levels of radiation around the…

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Five fun facts about the Maropeng tour

  • February 12, 2016 | Category: News

Here are just a couple of highlights you can expect from a tour of the visitor centre at Maropeng ...

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So, is there a Planet Nine, or not?

  • February 09, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

By now, you may have seen headlines about a new, ninth planet “discovered” at the edge of the solar system.

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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 | Cassidy Parker | 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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