Bitter-sweet monopoly

Bitter-sweet monopoly Deborah Minors Capitalising on consumers’ sweet spot has dangerous implications for public health. Research conducted by public health experts at Wits University and their associates worldwide has explored how multinational global corporations that sell sugar sweetened beverages and ...

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Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam

Artist’s impression of Diluvicursor pickeringi foraging in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. Painting: Peter Trusler. Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that ...

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How to achieve more accurate climate projections

How to achieve more accurate climate projections By Lotte Krull Advanced statistics offer an untapped potential in climate research. Such statistics can help climate scientists provide better and more reliable predictions of the climate of the future. When climate scientists ...

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Meeting our research infrastructure needs

Image: Stephen Williams Meeting our research infrastructure needs Story: Natalie Simon. Advancements in information and digital technologies offer both a challenge and an opportunity to researchers, as they begin to collect and mine data on a scale never previously imagined. ...

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Social Susceptibility

Stegodyphus dumicola, a small African social spider, has helped disprove the Great Man Theory. Photo Credit: Jonathan Pruitt Social Susceptibility Evolutionary ecologist Jonathan Pruitt and colleagues study the leader-follower dynamics of influential individuals in a social group By Julie Cohen ...

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