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20 July 2014 5:20 PM Scientists experience Sexual Harassment While Out on Field Research

Journalists at USA Today, Nature, the Daily Beast, the Washington Post, and other publications have been drawing attention of the general public through their reports on scientists who suffer sexual harassment while out on field studies. The new PLOS ONE paper `Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE)' has revealed that trainees experience harassment 17

19 July 2014 4:41 PM Study: Women Training in Scientific Fields Most Likely To Be Harassed, Assaulted

Many researchers, most of them women, have endured sexual harassment while working in scientific fields, while 20 percent of participants in a recent survey have been assaulted, according to a new PLOS ONE study. Many researchers, most of them women, have endured sexual harassment while working in scientific fields, while 20 percent of participants in a recent 11

16 July 2014 1:34 PM Sahara exhibition takes you back in time

Johannesburg - An exhibition that sees the Sahara through the lens of archaeology and explores the many different facets of the largest land space in Africa opened at the Origins Centre at Wits University. Covering just over 9 million square kilometres – making it slightly bigger than North America – the Sahara was not always the dry and hot desert it is today 25

07 July 2014 10:09 PM Another feather in SA’s science cap

Johannesburg - Africa's first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor in Johannesburg on Monday. The new facility, at iThemba LABS in Braamfontein, is being funded by Pandor's department, the National Research Foundation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Accelerator mass spectrometry 18

07 July 2014 9:28 PM Africa's First AMS Lab Launched

Pretoria — Africa's first Accelerated Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility lab has been launched at the iThemba Laboratory at the University of Johannesburg. Launching the facility on Monday, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said the new facility will have an impressive output for the country. "It will go far in enabling us to realise some of our strategic 9

07 July 2014 4:11 PM Mass spec lab opens in Gauteng

The new facility, at iThemba LABS in Braamfontein, is being funded by Pandor’s department, the National Research Foundation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Accelerator mass spectrometry is a technique for measuring long-lived radioisotopes. It is used mainly for radiocarbon dating, determining the chronological age of historical artefacts 7

07 July 2014 12:47 PM SA gets Africa’s first mass spectrometry lab

Africa's first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by science and technology minister Naledi Pandor in Johannesburg on Monday. Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by science and technology minister Naledi Pandor in Johannesburg on Monday. The new facility, at iThemba Labs in Braamfontein, is being 9

30 June 2014 4:52 PM Rare Roman coin unearthed in Russia

A rare Roman coin dating back to the fourth century AD has been unearthed in northwestern Russia, archaeologists say. The copper coin was found on Friday at an excavation site in the Russian city of Veliky Novgorod located some 550 kilometres northwest of Moscow. 'The coin bears the image of a she-wolf with Romulus and Remus - the founders of Rome - on one side and the image 7

24 June 2014 2:03 PM Swiss rush to find ice artifacts as glaciers melt

Swiss scientists say only decades remain for alpinists and hikers to retrieve items covered for hundreds or even thousands of years by ice which is now melting. With Swiss glaciers expected to melt away within a half-century, a Swiss cultural institute and a graduate student in the canton (state) of Graubuenden have launched a pilot project through the end of 2015 to gather 11

17 June 2014 3:32 PM Remains of 'end of the world' epidemic found in ancient Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. Working at the Funerary Complex of Harwa and Akhimenru in the west bank of the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor) in Egypt, the team of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor (MAIL) found bodies covered 8