Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
The information we’ve gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals.
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads

The information we’ve gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals.

The information we’ve gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals.

South Africa
Lab in South African “Township” to Sample TB from Breathed Air
Lab in South African “Township” to Sample TB from Breathed Air
Linda Nordling | Mar 8, 2019
A new facility located in a congested community with high tuberculosis rates brings basic science and cutting edge techniques into the heart of disease circulation.
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
Catherine Offord | Jan 30, 2019
From canceled conferences to delayed publications, fallout of the shutdown spread beyond US borders, prompting concerns about long-term damage to international collaboration.
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2018
The 51-year-old University of Cape Town researcher had been suffering from depression, and his death has prompted reflection on being a black academic in South Africa.
Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly
Catherine Offord | Jun 12, 2018
Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.
What Scientists Can Learn From South African Labs About Water Conservation
What Scientists Can Learn From South African Labs About Water Conservation
Linda Nordling | Feb 27, 2018
As Cape Town nears drying up, researchers there have come up with simple ways to dramatically cut back on water use.  
Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought
Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2017
From DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.
Paleolithic People Were into Fashion
Paleolithic People Were into Fashion
Kate Yandell | Mar 8, 2013
Ancestral Homo sapiens’ jewelry changed with the times.