University of Cape Town

  • A study has found dinosaur footprints in sandstone embedded between fossilized lava dating back 183 million years. During this time, a mass extinction was taking place and parts of the world were being transformed into a world of fire by volcanism.
  • A new report declaring a climate emergency has been signed by thousands of scientists. But it remains hopeful, outlining six steps we can take to mitigate the worst effects of climate change – provided we act sooner rather than later.
  • ​​The ways modern science has harnessed the waste products of the human body for good may surprise. Now a team from the University of Cape Town has developed what it says is the world’s first biological brick made with human urine, with the strength able to be tweaked to serve a range of needs.​