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Does having children make you happier? Here’s what the research suggests

The happiness and fulfillment you feel with the decision will depend on many different factors.

ChatGPT turns 1!

What the AI chatbot’s success says as much about humans as technology.

HIV is still a leading killer in Africa despite medical breakthroughs

About 38 million people around the world are living with HIV.

No, you can't land a passenger plane. Experts explain why

A new survey found that one-third of adult Americans think they could safely land a passenger aircraft.

Dun dunnnnnn dun! Did the Jaws movie just manipulate you into fear?

45 years on, the ‘Jaws’ theme manipulates our emotions to inspire terror - a lecturer in Musicology explores how.

How to check your mouth for early signs of cancer

When getting to see a dentist is hard, it is vital that you check your mouth for early signs of cancer.

From flies to metals... Weird things lost and found inside the human body

A 63-year-old patient who went for a routine colon screening was found to have an intact fly in his colon.

When to give your child their first mobile phone – and how to keep them safe

According to a 2023 report by UK communications regulator Ofcom, 20% of three year olds now own a mobile phone.

DIY faecal transplants? DO NOT try this at home

There is no guarantee of success and a very real threat of complications in later years.

Free messaging app useful for disadvantaged South African students? Not so much

South African higher education is plagued by inequalities due to the social and economic legacies of apartheid.

TikTok has a startling amount of sexual content easily accessible to children

When it comes to TikTok, our efforts should be poured into equipping young users with media literacy skills.

SA university students use AI to help them understand – not to avoid work

Through their use of AI tools, students can tailor content to address their specific strengths and weaknesses, to have a more engaged learning experience.

Did Napoleon really fire at the pyramids? A historian explains...

A historian explains the truth behind the legends of Ridley Scott’s biopic.

Could solar panels have dominated the 20th century instead of fossil fuels?

If the first solar entrepreneur hadn’t been kidnapped, would fossil fuels have dominated the 20th century the way they did?

[WATCH] A TikTok Jesus promises divine blessings and many worldly comforts

Religious and monetary motivations are not mutually exclusive.

How music heals us, even when it’s sad - new musical therapy study

A neuroscientist leading this study reveals some insights about healing through music.

Insulin injections may someday be replaced with rock music, new research in mice

Though it still has a long way to go, this new system may one day replace the insulin injection with a dose of rock 'n' roll.

8 Super-healthy leafy greens – and why you should eat them

Leafy greens are a great way to improve your health as they possess many vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.