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Politics

Andile Lungisa granted parole

Today at 09:08 AM, via SABC News

The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that former ANC Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa has been placed on parole with effect from Tuesday.

Education

Tyne and Wear deaths: ‘We gave her a pep talk, she was to go and be remarkable’

Today at 18:05 PM, via The Guardian

Family tells of daughter’s dream to study medicine and the furore over campus drug use that followed her death at Newcastle University

When Nicola and Stefan Sillifant dropped their 18-year-old daughter off at Newcastle University two months ago, they were bursting with pride to see her dreams to study medicine materialise. On Friday 2 October, alongside Stephanie, they bundled into the car –...

Education

South Africa: The Hardships of Eastern Cape Homeschooling

Today at 17:54 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Frame] Homeschooling should have been a good alternative for Inkqubela Primary School due to its debilitating infrastructure. But the costs and challenges of this route made it harder for parents.

Entertainment

Bad Bunny tops Spotify’s most-streamed list of 2020

Today at 17:40 PM, via CNN

Spotify’s “2020 Wrapped” list of the world’s top podcasts, artists, albums, songs, and playlists, with Bad Bunny topping the list as the most-streamed artist of the year.

Science/Tech

Why WhatsApp Matters

Today at 19:24 PM, via New York Times

What Facebook does to WhatsApp could change how we shop and use the internet forever.

Science/Tech

Scientists identify deep-sea blob as new species using only video

Today at 19:11 PM, via The Guardian

Duobrachium sparksae is a type of ctenophore, or comb jellyVideo identification without specimen ‘can be controversial’

Scientists have for the first time identified a small gelatinous blob in the deep sea as a new species, using only high-definition underwater cameras.

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Science/Tech

China’s Chang’e 5 Mission Lands on the Moon

Today at 18:44 PM, via Slashdot

China’s Chang’e 5 mission, tasked with bringing a sample of lunar dirt back to Earth, successfully landed on the Moon on Tuesday, marking the third time that China has placed a robotic spacecraft on the lunar surface. The lander will soon begin digging up samples of lunar soil, which will be returned to our planet later this month. From a report: Chang’e 5 launched from China’s Wenchang...

Health

Who Will Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

A C.D.C. advisory panel will decide on its recommendations on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s what we expect, along with answers to other questions about the new shot.

Health

A Shifting View on Telemedicine

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Where just last year, communication with patients and families through a screen felt crass, now it’s the compassionate thing to do.

Nature

Movember Animal Inspiration (part 2)

Today at 17:59 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities In the month of November, we traditionally raise awareness of men’s health issues as part of the Movember campaign and in part 1 of this blog, we looked at a few marine species with ‘moustaches’ for inspiration. In part 2 of the blog, we look at some more animal species beyond […]

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

24 November at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]