Carbon emissions on track to add 38cm to sea levels

Carbon emissions on track to add 38cm to sea levels

If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 38cm of global sea level rise – and that’s beyond the amount that has already been set in motion by Earth’s warming climate. This is among the...
AI, solar power drive new Mayflower journey

AI, solar power drive new Mayflower journey

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data, has been launched. Following two years of design, construction and training of its AI models, the new fully-autonomous...
Africa’s recovery may be prolonged, but likely transformative

Africa’s recovery may be prolonged, but likely transformative

The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded the overall improvement in risk-reward scores seen across the African continent in recent years – but this should not deter investors. Africa’s recovery may be prolonged and uneven, but it could also be transformative,...
Research shows pandemic has stalled 20 years of progress

Research shows pandemic has stalled 20 years of progress

New data demonstrates how the ripple effects of Covid-19 have stopped 20 years of progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched its fourth annual Goalkeepers Report provides a...
Hubble throws new light on dark matter theories

Hubble throws new light on dark matter theories

Astronomers have discovered that there may be a missing ingredient in our cosmic recipe of how dark matter behaves. They have uncovered a discrepancy between the theoretical models of how dark matter should be distributed in galaxy clusters, and observations of dark...
As Covid-19 hit, SA was swamped by a massive wave of cyber-attacks

As Covid-19 hit, SA was swamped by a massive wave of cyber-attacks

By Kathy Gibson – When South Africans took their work home during the Covid-19 lockdowns, cybercriminals took the opportunity to increase their activity – to the extent that malware and breaches shot up to 10-times the normal rate. Eugene Kaspersky,...