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Diamonds used to "probe" ancient Earth

Diamonds used to "probe" ancient Earth

While the diamonds of this study were found in 3 billion-year-old sedimentary rocks, diamond formation occurred much deeper, within Earth's mantle.

Pirates reach South African final and CAF Cup

Orlando Pirates defeated Maritzburg United 2-1 Saturday to secure a place in the South African FA Cup final and the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup.

Proof of first ever `destructive` comet striking Earth found

Researchers have discovered the first ever evidence of a comet entering Earth`s atmosphere and exploding, raining down a shock wave of fire that obliterated every life form in its path.

Dung beetles use Milky Way for directions

Dung beetle - an insect with a tiny brain and minimal computing power - has become the first animal proven to use the Milky Way for orientation.

Two million-year-old fox fossil found in South Africa

Scientists have discovered a two million-year-old fossil of a previously unknown species of fox at the archaeological site of Malapa in South Africa.

Humans who lived 70000 years ago in SA were first techies

Researchers have taken a step closer to firmly establishing Africa, and especially South Africa, as the primary centre for the early development of human behaviour.