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Climate change affecting species

The Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI) and the Wits Rural Facility (WRF) hosted a top climate change scientist, Professor Camille Parmesan, who delivered a talk to staff, students ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Environment
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Democracy trumps cash as key to Nobel success

For a scientist to win a Nobel Prize, many things have to come together—ample funding, a supportive environment, even luck. But one rarely recognised factor may be more important than any other: democracy.

dateOct 07, 2013 in Other
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Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes

The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:

dateDec 10, 2013 in Other
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Brian Schmidt discusses the fast-firing universe

In 1998, a team led by a former Harvard graduate student shocked the astrophysics world by publishing results that said the expansion of the universe, believed to be gradually slowing, was instead accelerating.

dateApr 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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Light technologies illuminate global challenges

During these dark winter months, spare a thought for artificial lights. From strings of lights adding holiday cheer to artificial sunlamps alleviating seasonal affective disorder, they brighten our days. ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Why jumping genes don't send us into meltdown

A team of researchers, led by academics at The University of Nottingham, has explained why the so-called 'jumping genes' found in most living organisms don't ultimately kill off their hosts, putting an end ...

dateJun 20, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize

Russia's richest man says he is returning a Nobel prize he bought at auction for $4.7 million just days ago to the man who put it on the block: controversial American geneticist James Watson.

dateDec 09, 2014 in Other
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