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Fossils for Africa by Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
This book explores Africa’s incredibly rich fossil heritage and shows the importance of these fossils in unravelling the history of life on Earth. Right here in Africa we have evidence of the earliest traces of life dating to about 3.8 billion years...
Rarer than rhino and just as prized by poachers
Critically endangered cycads are disappearing from the wild and botanical gardens, ripped up by the roots to feed the lucrative landscaping market. UCT researchers are using a novel method to help the Hawks combat the theft of these ancient plants.
125-million-year-old Changyuraptor sheds light on dinosaur flight
Palaeobiologist and Head of Biological Sciences, Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, was part of an international team that recently described a new four-winged predatory dinosaur from China called Changyuraptor.

News

Saturday, 25 October 2014

With two top awards under his belt in this his 40th year, one could say conservation biologist Graeme Cumming is peaking at the right time.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 09:00
Drongo

The drongo, an African bird, deceives other species, including meerkats, by mimicking their alarm calls in order to scare them away and steal their abandoned food, according to UCT researcher Dr Tom Flower.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:45
Public Understanding and Popularization of Science

The World Academy of Science (TWAS) have awarded their Regional Prizes for the “Public Understanding and Popularization of Science” to five researchers from different regions of the developing world who have worked creatively to popularize science. This year’s winners are from Argentina, Bangladesh, the Philippines, South Africa and Egypt.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 09:15

 Seed of change: Dr Hilkka Ndjaula's enterprise to make dried f ish  available to rural  Namibians was awarded with the UN's 2013 SEED  Award.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 12:45