For the first time, NASA has confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars, according to new research announced Monday. The finding stems from data and analysis by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) … Read the rest
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Information Technology Report 2015, which ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education.
South Africa also finished close to last – 139 out of 143 countries – … Read the rest
In his international bestseller, A brief history of time, the most famous physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, stated that the last/final matryoshka doll in the field of Physics has been unpacked – Planck’s Constant. With this accomplished, he … Read the rest
Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti was chosen on Tuesday to head the CERN particle physics research centre that houses the giant LHC “Big Bang” machine, making her the first woman nominated to lead a top global scientific institution in the field.… Read the rest
The government’s biggest challenge is to make maths and science exciting and popular for school pupils, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.
“Science offers students the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and information, which will contribute to an … Read the rest
Problems inherited from the apartheid era can be solved through research, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said – without irony – on Saturday, as South Africa struggles with ever worsening maths en science results since 1994.
South Africa has hit rock … Read the rest
Despite a R16-million grant, most information on the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s website has not been updated in years.
A member of the public visiting the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement’s (Saasta’s) website for … Read the rest
South Africa’s maths and science education has been ranked second last in the world, ahead of Yemen, according to a World Economic Forum report.
The quality of the country’s general education system ranked 140 out of 144 countries, while internet … Read the rest
The steady decline over the past five years in the number of matric pupils studying science has education experts worried.
The number of pupils studying science fell from 229934 in 2008 to 182083 this year.
Though there has been a … Read the rest
South Africa as the major location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope changes the character of Africa, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Friday.
“Who comes to Africa to actually do their best research? People come … Read the rest