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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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 | Cassidy Parker | 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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