Sunday, 17 February 2019
Conservation in the digital age: Google Images reveals the diet of Africa’s largest eagle

Researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences at UCT, Vincent Naude and Associate Professor Arjun Amar have used Google Images to track the dietary habits of Africa’s largest eagle, the Martial Eagle, gaining new information from regions where the species has never been studied before.

In a paper published this week in the international journal The Condor, scientists use photos sourced from the web to reveal the bird’s main prey types, information that may help conservationists protect this threatened species.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 12:15
New dinosaur discovered in Mongolia

A new species of dinosaur – a type of oviraptorosaur – has been discovered in Mongolia by a team of researchers from South Korea and their colleagues, including UCT’s Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 10:15
Women making their mark in science

Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done. For instance, less than 30% of the world’s researchers in these fields are women.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 10:00
UCT scientists part of international study of Antarctic waters - the least studied place on the planet

UCT scientists from the Department of Oceanography, Dr Marcel du Plessis and Isabelle Giddy, are part of an international study that is attempting to occupy and collect vital measurements from the least studied place on the planet – the frigid ice-covered waters of Antarctica.

Publication Date:
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 - 11:30