How a lost Afrikan city was recreated with laser technology

There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights. Now the same technology which located those Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city…

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It's in everybody’s interests to regulate cryptocurrencies

There are growing calls for regulation of the cryptocurrency market, which is rapidly approaching a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. But there’s little agreement about the forms this should take. If the case for government regulation is strong, the case for a clear, coordinated regulatory approach is even stronger.…

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One of the world’s most famous fossil skulls is actually male and not female as initially thought by South African paleontologists

More than 70 years ago two paleontologists named Robert Broom and John Robinson discovered a skull at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg. They nicknamed the skull, which is believed to be about 2.5 million years old, “Mrs Ples”. Its scientific name is Australopithecus africanus, and it’s extremely significant…

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South African University's Researchers Link The Brain To The Internet

Biomedical engineers from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have succesfully connected a human brain to the Internet in real-time. The research project, titled "Brainternet", streams brain waves onto the Internet. "Brainternet is a new frontier in brain-computer interface systems. There is a lack of easily understood data about…

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