Monday, 18 February 2019
Global networking: Empowering Women in Chemistry

A group of 40 women (and one man!) gathered at Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens on 12 February to participate in a global networking event called Empowering Women in Chemistry.  Professor Susan Bourne  and Dr Cesarina Edmonds-Smith, from the Department of Chemistry were invited to participate in a panel discussion.

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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 11:30
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