Thursday, September 19, 2019

‘Chernobyl’ is a prime example of how a TV show can...

The hit TV series 'Chernobyl' has attracted a new generation of selfie-taking tourists to the nuclear disaster zone. Image: AFP/Genya Savilov The hit...

In new game ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more money than men

In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled on Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded...

World Rugby rankings out of tune with reality

The musical chairs that have become the world rugby rankings over the last month or so are a little out of tune with reality. Three...

“Arq” a solid indie sci-fi

Netflix’s Arq is a great example of an independent film not only overcoming a low budget, but actually using it to its advantage. The story...

Tech is ‘coming to utterly dominate children’s lives’, says Penelope Cruz

Hollywood star Penelope Cruz warned that technology was driving high anxiety that would one day make "all our brains explode". The Spanish mother-of-two said she...

WATCH | Spacecraft carrying Russia’s first humanoid robot docks at ISS

It was second time lucky on Tuesday as an unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot into orbit docked at the International Space Station...

Quietly does it from the Age of Chivalry

“Quietly he shook his head.” I was reading an old Western paper-back which was lying around the place recently when that sentence threw me as...

Off the pitch, cricketer Kagiso Rabada hits the right notes in...

Kagiso Rabada has a secret, a love affair he’s had since he was 14: one of the cricket world’s top fast bowlers dabbles as...

The benefits of campher oil

Anastacia Sampson When I was little, I recall my mom rubbing a good vapour rub on my back and chest whenever I had a blocked...

Swanky taste event at Taste of the Cape

Last week, the East London Golf Club hosted the incredibly swanky Taste of the Cape event. As I’ve mentioned plenty of times, I’m always...

Stay optimistic and you might live longer, new research says

New US research has found that people who are more optimistic are more likely to live longer, possibly even achieving "exceptional longevity," which is...

“Bottom of the World” a surreal experience

Fans of David Lynch-style surrealist cinema are in for a treat with Richard Sears’ Bottom of the World. The film follows Alex, played by Douglas...

Pure coffee easy to brew at home

Coffee is the world’s No1-selling beverage, and  if we look closer to home, its popularity in SA  is growing by the day. Internationally, the world...

SA reacts to ‘struggling’ expats singing in Setswana in New Zealand

Unathi Nkanjeni A 2010 video of South Africans who emigrated to New Zealand has re-emerged and has been making waves on social media. In it‚ expat...

WATCH | Talk about sweet cheeks: man’s butt is all abuzz...

In a video which has gone viral on Twitter, a swarm of bees settles in a most unusual place - on a man's bottom. Scroll.in reports...

Coining it! Charlize Theron made more than R350-million last year

It's official! South African-born actress Charlize Theron is among the highest paid actresses in the world, making more than R350-million last year. Sis even made...

SA plants being booted into extinction at a staggering rate

We created farms, built cities and brought in trees from other regions – all at the expense of plant species which will never be...

Enjoy wild night with ‘Lion King’ ballet

The Heather Cooper School of Ballet promises will is promising three days of wild excitement excitement and entertainment when it brings its latest production,...

“Bombshell” tells a thrilling true story

In keeping with the “based on true events” theme, Bombshell is a New Zealand film exploring of the 1985 sinking of Greenpeace’s flagship, The...

Party, Win with Wakaberry

Diarise Saturday August 31 as the day to join Wakaberry in celebrating its 3rd birthday from 9am to 12pm at 98 Old Transkei Road,...

Barack Obama’s basketball jersey sells for R1.8m

A basketball jersey once owned by former US president Barack Obama sold Monday for $120,000 (about R1.8m), according to the Dallas auction house that...

These robo-shorts help runners get ahead

Once confined to comic books, exosuits that enhance a wearer's physical abilities took a step forward as researchers unveiled a pair of robotic shorts...

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars

To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic...

Cabaret time at Guild Theatre again

Flamboyance and fabulous costumes will take centre stage when the Eden Through the Ages cabaret extravaganza takes place from August 20 and 21 at...

‘Daddy-do-overs’ on the rise: SA men turn to surgery to tap...

Mark Gibbons is 61 but could pass for a man 15 years younger thanks to the many nips, tucks, lifts and fills he's had...

Evans can’t beat poor script in ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’

With the first stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming to a close with Endgame, Chris Evans is branching out from the Captain America...

Swapping red meat for poultry could lower your breast cancer risk

A new study suggests that eating red meat may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, while poultry may actually have a protective effect. To...

How to deal with red and blue lights

SA drivers do not always show courtesy and respect to emergency vehicles SA drivers have gained some notoriety for not always showing courtesy and respect  to emergency...

‘Wildlife worth more alive than dead’: Game reserve tourism is a...

Global wildlife tourism generates five times more revenue than the illegal wildlife trade annually, according to a study by the World Travel & Tourism...

You’ve seen the t-shirt, there really is no “x” in espresso, but what does it mean? The literal translation means expressed, or squeezed out. This is...

SA takes on the world in Spirit of Africa competition

This year's event will be contested in 3.0 V6 VW Amaroks for the first time Volkswagen's International Spirit of Amarok competition celebrates its fifth edition...

Durban man’s car was purring … with a kitten trapped under...

A Durban man's car engine was literally purring on Tuesday - and that's when he realised a kitten was stuck in the engine compartment. Ambulance...

No magic cure to stop the beetle that’s mercilessly killing trees...

Experimental treatment to save trees not proven No treatment has been proven to save trees infested by the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle, says...

Will your next smartphone have a headphone jack?

As smartphones get slimmer and users' expectations for device performance become higher, phone manufacturers are choosing to swap bulky headphone jacks out for something...

Play with Ross, Rachel & the rest: Lego creates ‘Friends’ 25th...

While Friends has been off the air for a decade and a half, the chances that an episode is currently on a TV set somewhere in...

It’s so sparkly! Here’s how much the new Miss SA crown...

On Women's Day, one of the beauties of the Rainbow Nation will be crowned with, well, a beautiful rainbow of a crown when they...

Debt review: A survival kit

Consumer champion Wendy Knowler explains everything you need to know What do people newly under debt review find hardest to do without? “The ability to take...

Disney confirms a ‘Home Alone’ remake is in the works

A remake of cult classic Home Alone is in production, but will only be available on Disney's new streaming service to be launched in November. BBC reports that...

It’s official: Africa’s best pizzeria is in Hout Bay

Massimo's restaurant in Hout Bay has recently been named the Best Pizzeria in Africa by the Top 50 Pizza awards. These annual awards held in...

Microscopic, ‘indestructible’ tardigrades may be alive on the moon

There may be life on the moon after all: virtually indestructible beings that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the...

Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss SA 2019

Twenty-five-year-old Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as Miss South Africa 2019 on Friday in a glitzy ceremony at the Sun Arena in Pretoria. She took over the crown from...

Astronomers decode Milky Way’s violent birth

The Milky Way gobbled up a galaxy one quarter of its mass 10 billion years ago in a "violent collision" that didn't fully settle...

If you dye your hair at home, don’t be blonde and...

Here's why you should do that strand test recommended by the manufacturer All boxed hair dye brands advise consumers to do a preliminary “strand test”...

“Great Hack” sheds light on troubling data mining

Two weeks ago, I said Stroop was an important documentary. Well, this week we can add Netflix’s The Great Hack to the same list. The film...

Weekly prizes plus grand prize valued at R15,000 up for grabs

Stand a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes as well as the main prize – an awesome Jura WE6 automatic coffee machine...

Why coffee has a hold on us

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, but why? Research suggests there are many reasons for this. If we cast aside the...

Carnage in Cape Town’s luxury home market as sellers slash prices...

Property prices have crashed in some of Cape Town’s priciest suburbs as demand evaporates. Sellers on the Atlantic seaboard and in upper Constantia have cut...

Ed Sheeran’s enjoyed a meal at one of these new vegan...

The Kind Kitchen and Sunshine Food Co's creative dishes are packed with loads of flavour and appeal to vegans and 'carnists' alike Whether you live...

Visit SA’s stunning national parks, FREE

SA National Parks Week is coming, and that means free access for SA citizens to some incredible parks Spring is just around the corner, and...

Wow! Here’s what a record-breaking ring with 7,777 diamonds looks like

The Lotus Temple Ring recently broke the Guinness world record for the 'most diamonds set in one ring' – and it's going on sale...