Stellenbosch University

  • Citizen scientists have been key to the discovery of two new species of hallucinogenic fungi, joining the ranks of 140 known types of these psychoactive mushrooms. One even has longstanding roots in traditional healing medicine in mountainous Lesotho.
  • Science
    Marine biologists currently have to manually compare fin photos in order to see which great white shark is which. Wouldn't it be easier if there was fin-pattern-matching software, like there is for fingerprints? Well, it has been attempted before, and now there's a new effort underway.​