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Opinion Pieces

Is time travel even possible? An astrophysicist explains the science behind the science fiction

a If traveling into the past is possible, one way to do it might be sending people through tunnels in space. by raggio5 via Pixabay Adi Foord, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to Will it ever be possible for time travel to occur? – Alana C., […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 2

Science & Technology

North Korea launches first military spy satellite

North Korea has successfully launched its first military spy satellite into space from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw the launch, claiming that the Malligyong-1 military reconnaissance satellite is now in orbit.  The development raises concerns as it could provide North Korea with an unprecedented ability to monitor the military activities of the United States and South Korea.

todayNovember 23, 2023 2


Online search queries related to “climate anxiety” have increased

Online search queries related to "climate anxiety" have risen, according to data gathered by Google. Studies also suggest that women are more affected by climate anxiety than men. The rise of wildfires, floods, and droughts around the world are just some of the highly visible signs of climate change. According to the BBC, what is reported less is the impact of climate change on human minds. Climate anxiety - defined […]

todayNovember 22, 2023 1

Business / Economics

Standoff continues at OpenAI

More than 700 members of staff at OpenAI - almost the entire workforce - have now signed a letter calling for the company's board to bring back ousted CEO Sam Altman. The employees say the board is incapable of overseeing AI and should resign. Microsoft has already given Altman a job heading up a new AI department. Our US correspondent Nick Harper reports.

todayNovember 22, 2023 1

Business / Economics

Musk sues nonprofit over antisemitic accusation

Elon Musk has sued Media Matters for America accusing the nonprofit of trying to drive advertisers from the social media platform X. This comes after the advocacy group accused the site formerly known as Twitter of posting adverts alongside antisemitic content. Musk was recently accused of antisemitism after seemingly endorsing a post that accused Jewish communities of advocating for hatred against white people. Musk denies this saying he was only […]

todayNovember 22, 2023

Minister of Education


Nghipondoka inaugurates IMN Technology Mentorship Institute

Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Ester Anna Nghipondoka officially launched the IMN Technology Mentorship Institute (IMN Tech) in the capital on Monday, aimed at equipping Namibians with technological skills. In her address, Nghipondoka said the Namibian education sector lags behind in terms of global trends and standards in the provision of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education, which is inclusive of robotics, coding, artificial intelligence, internet of […]

todayNovember 21, 2023 1


Libyan desert’s yellow glass: how we discovered the origin of these rare and mysterious shards

The pieces of Libyan desert glass that formed the basis of the study. Author provided Elizaveta Kovaleva, University of the Western Cape The Great Sand Sea Desert stretches over an area of 72,000km² linking Egypt and Libya. If you find yourself in a particular part of the desert in south-east Libya and south-western parts of Egypt, you’ll spot pieces of yellow glass scattered across the sandy landscape. It was first […]

todayNovember 21, 2023 2


UK Prime Minister opens Global Food Security Summit in London

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has opened a Global Food Security Summit in London. The conference, according to the BBC, is a joint initiative between Britain, Somalia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Representatives from more than 20 countries are attending. Sunak also announced a new virtual hub to link British scientists with global research into climate-resilient crops.

todayNovember 20, 2023


Science & Technology

South African university students use AI to help them understand – not to avoid work

Students are not adopting digital and AI-powered tools uncritically. tzido/iStock Tanja Bosch, University of Cape Town and Chikezie E. Uzuegbunam, Rhodes University When ChatGPT was released in November 2022, it sparked many conversations and moral panics. These centre on the impact of generative artificial intelligence (AI) on the information environment. People worry that AI chatbots can negatively affect the integrity of creative and academic work, especially since they can produce […]

todayNovember 20, 2023 6