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World

Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call

Today at 21:10 PM, via Reuters

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.

Africa

DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

Today at 20:06 PM, via News24

Vaccine made by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson to be deployed as Ebola continues to surge, DRC health officials say.

Politics

Hlongwa a good role model for young people: Pres. Ramaphosa

Today at 12:40 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the late deputy minister of Mineral Resources and Energy as a good role model for young people because of her hard work and bright future.

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Sport

Ramsey, Ronaldo put Juventus top in Serie A

Today at 20:43 PM, via News24

Aaron Ramsey’s first Juventus goal on his maiden start and Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot-kick winner saw the Italian champions seal a comeback win over Verona.

Education

Birmingham school row: ‘This is made out to be just Muslims v gays. It’s not’

Today at 19:29 PM, via The Guardian

As the new term starts, and a court case looms, teachers, parents and demonstrators at Birmingham’s Anderton Park primary tell their side of the story

“People of quality respect equality,” says Aisha, shyly sticking rainbow feathers on to the peace posters she’s just made. The teenager is one of half a dozen Muslim pupils from South and City College Birmingham attending a creative...

Science/Tech

Does America’s First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm Portend a Clean Energy Revolution?

Today at 21:34 PM, via Slashdot

In the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Slashdot reader Dan Drollette describes visiting one of North America’s biggest experiments in renewable energy, off the coast of Rhode Island.
As the only commercial offshore wind farm in North America, Block Island is “setting the stage for what could be a rapid explosion in the number of commercial offshore windmills on the entire East Coast of the...

Science/Tech

SpaceX Tries Buying Out Homeowners Around Starhopper’s Texas Launchpad

Today at 20:34 PM, via Slashdot

SpaceX “built its experimental spaceport in and around Boca Chica Village, a decades-old community of about 20 elderly residents,” reports Business Insider.

But now “SpaceX is trying to buy as much of Boca Chica Village as it can and move people out…following an accidental brush fire, public-safety notices warning of the possibility for explosions, and a push to have the Federal Aviation...

Science/Tech

Could A Scalp-Zapping Cap Help Reverse Male Balding?

Today at 19:34 PM, via Slashdot

“An electric patch makes hairless mice grow fur and may reverse balding in men when fitted inside a specially designed baseball cap,” reports New Scientist:

At the moment, men who don’t want to go bald can treat hair loss using minoxidil lotion, finasteride pills or hair transplant surgery. But minoxidil doesn’t work for everyone, finasteride can reduce sex drive and fertility, and surgery is...

Health

Foods that will make you feel full faster

Today at 20:45 PM, via Health24

Receptors in the area of your brain that controls weight respond to the amino acids in high-protein foods and send out the message that your hunger has been satisfied.

Health

Even age 80 is not too late to begin exercising

Today at 18:45 PM, via Health24

According to a new study, older men who had never followed an exercise regimen could build as much muscle mass as those of the same age who had worked out throughout their lives.

Nature

A celebration of natural and cultural heritage – Access Week 2019

05 September at 11:25 AM, via CapeNature

From 23 to 29 September 2019 day access to all CapeNature reserves will be free.  CapeNature has made this decision in order to celebrate the significance of our tourism and heritage. September is both Tourism Month and Heritage Month in South Africa. Anton Bredell, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Development Planning and Local Government says “Tourism makes […]

Nature

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Dr Martine Jordaan

28 August at 13:22 PM, via CapeNature

August is Women’s Month in South Africa and we’ve been speaking to some of the remarkable women at CapeNature about their love for conservation.  Meet Dr Martine Jordaan, Aquatic Scientist at CapeNature.  Q What did you do before you started your current job at CapeNature? A I was a full time student at the Zoology […]

Nature

Enjoy the outdoors safely

28 August at 11:37 AM, via CapeNature

We have been blessed with great natural beauty in this country and South Africans flock to the great outdoors in great numbers to enjoy the soaring mountains, unspoilt beaches and green, shady forests. But while you’re enjoying the beauty and splendour of nature, you should take care at all times to make safety your number […]