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17 March 2018 12:40 (South Africa)

Golden Wheat: Mine waste used to ‘grow gold’ thanks to SA scientist’s winning research

  • Marelise van der Merwe
    Marelise van der Merwe

    Marelise van der Merwe writes about anything and everything. After she studied, and then studied some more, and then studied a bit more, she spent some years writing, editing, researching and teaching, before becoming production editor at the Daily Maverick. After a couple more years keeping vampire hours in order to bring you each shiny new edition (you’re welcome) she ventured into the daylight to write features. She still blinks in the sunlight.

Photo: Tshiamo Legoale (Photo by Mintek)
Photos: Audiences watch a demonstration of the digital possibilities of the new Iziko Planetarium. (SkyScan)

To infinity and beyond: New Iziko Planetarium brings space to Earth

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The Facebook icon is displayed in Taipei, Taiwan, 28 April 2017 (re-issued 16 May 2017). EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Op-Ed: Facebook’s puzzling content policies

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Rising Star Caves: Homo Naledi has More to Tell

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Daily Maverick Interview: Mauritia, the continental Lost and Found

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Ben Fruen via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Is our privacy all but gone?

By Dale T. McKinley
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FIC Amendment Bill: It was always about ‘Politically Exposed Persons’

By Marianne Merten
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Towards a waste-free world: Urban mining, SA style

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo credit: Thomas Jarrett (UCT), based on data from the 2MASS Photometric Redshift catalogue (Bilicki et al. 2014) and the All-Sky Milky Way Panorama (Mellinger 2009).

A giant leap for astronomy, another giant leap for South Africa

By Marelise van der Merwe

Analysis: The economics of carbon emissions

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Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light

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Need money? Ask the crowd - online

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The prize to create African media 2.0

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Audi Q3: A new class of compact

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Nerds assemble - Why the biggest film of the year may also be its best

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From Cape Flats to global heights: Marlon Parker, a force for social change

By Mandy de Waal
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Net Prophet: How to create work and make the net, um, profitable

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A warning for mankind: Beware the new Big Brother

By Osiame Molefe
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Outer Space: The filthy frontier

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Opel Meriva: More than just a merry van

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Chris Anderson: Father of TED, purveyor of ideas worth spreading

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Science and animal testing - a minefield of necessity and emotion

By Shaun Swingler
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What Google and Facebook know about you

By Rebecca Davis
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Lights go off on SA electric car project

By Alex Eliseev
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SpaceX: The future of space travel is up to a boykie from Pretoria

By Richard Poplak
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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupé: Taming the beast

By Deon Schoeman
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Hi-tech solution to Nigeria's education chaos

By Mandy de Waal
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Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 LTZ Diesel: Reaching for higher ground

By Deon Schoeman
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Jill Farrant: The Resurrection Plant - and Woman

By Rebecca Davis
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Caving in to the ancient idiocy of the 'Paleo diet'

By Richard Poplak