EU to ban bee-killing pesticides

Danny Kemp

There is a 'beacon of hope' for bees after the European Union voted for a near-total ban on insecticides blamed for killing the insects

Key institutes keep keen watch on Zika for Africa

Ina Skosana

The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.

Poison ban is good for bees

Damian Carrington

Europe has banned widely used pesticides in a bid to save pollinators and boost food production.

It's all in the genes ...

Carol Campbell

A malaria epidemic in SA 10 years ago inspired research leading to the discovery of two genes that make a mosquito resistant to some insecticides.