Wits University

Clashes between police, student protesters force week-long shutdown at South Africa's Wits University

Clashes between police and student protesters forced South Africa`s Wits University to suspend classes for the second time in less than a month, as unrest mounted again over education costs.

Oct 05, 2016, 13:40 PM IST
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.

Jan 24, 2016, 15:55 PM IST

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.

May 04, 2014, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2013, 12:04 PM IST

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.

Jan 25, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2013, 15:59 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2012, 22:29 PM IST