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    Grade 12 Final examinations and distinctions

    Hey guys,How true is it that: 1.If you get (80 )% in grade 12 final examination,cass is not considered if it lowers your marks. 2.You need minimum of 3 distinctions to make it into provincial top 100(I thought they consider total average). 3.You need a 100% in Maths and Physics/Accounting to...
  2. M

    “Surprising” Oral Vaccine Stops HIV In Monkeys

    Scientists have "unexpectedly" developed an oral vaccine that prevents the monkey equivalent of HIV
  3. M

    Quantum mechanics for dummies

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc
  4. antowan

    Wine tasting: Junk Science

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/23/wine-tasting-junk-science-analysis It is an interesting read...
  5. Kevin Lancaster

    South Africa, are we getting dumber?

    Is South Africa getting dumber? The results of the latest Mathematical Olympiad follow the downward trend of the country’s performance
  6. jes

    Space-faring tourist balloon makes successful flight

    Space-faring tourist balloon makes successful flight An Arizona company said Tuesday it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles (32 kilometers) above the earth.
  7. jes

    Big bang “breakthrough” evidence may be flawed

    Big bang “breakthrough” evidence may be flawed American astrophysicists who announced just months ago what they deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born now admit they may have got it wrong.
  8. jes

    Astronomers discover largest yellow star observed

    Astronomers discover yellow hypergiant star HR 5171, the brightest star just below the centre of this wide-field image, is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy
  9. Daruk

    Science publisher fooled by gibberish papers

    http://www.news24.com/Technology/News/Science-publisher-fooled-by-gibberish-papers-20140227
  10. jes

    Japanese robot astronaut talks with space station commander in historic first

    Japanese robot astronaut talks with space station commander in historic first The world’s first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station
  11. jes

    Google acquires developer of military robots

    Google acquires developer of military robots Google acquires Boston Dynamics and its military robot tech
  12. jes

    SpaceX readies satellite launch

    SpaceX readies satellite launch Private US company SpaceX was Tuesday poised for a third attempt to launch its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket.
  13. jes

    Robots let doctors "beam" into remote hospitals

    Robots let doctors "beam" into remote hospitals Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into a growing number of U.S. hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.
  14. jes

    SKA telescope benefits for South Africa

    SKA telescope benefits for South Africa The first phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope in the Karoo could see an inflow of R18 billion
  15. jes

    New heart disease prevention device gets approval

    New heart disease prevention device gets approval Cardiovascular Systems received US FDA approval to start selling its heart device to treat severe calcium deposits in coronary arteries
  16. jes

    Nobel prize awarded for cyberspace chemistry

    Nobel prize awarded for cyberspace chemistry Three scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing computer models to simulate chemical processes
  17. jes

    Higgs Boson scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

    Higgs Boson scientists win Nobel Physics Prize Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the Nobel Physics Prize for the discovery of the Higgs Boson that explains why mass exists
  18. jes

    SA scientists discover first evidence of comet striking Earth

    SA scientists discover first evidence of comet striking Earth The first ever evidence of a comet entering Earth’s atmosphere and exploding has been discovered by a team of South African scientists and international collaborators
  19. jes

    Higgs Boson discovery in focus ahead of Nobel Prize season

    Higgs Boson discovery in focus ahead of Nobel Prize season The Nobel season kicks off this week amid expectations that the physics prize will honour the discovery of the Higgs Boson
  20. jes

    Supervolcanoes discovered on Mars

    Supervolcanoes discovered on Mars Scientists have discovered ancient supervolcanoes on Mars similar to the caldera that sits under Yellowstone National Park.
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