Tragic Loss to Medicine as Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Commits Suicide

The 51-year-old University of Cape Town researcher had been suffering from depression, and his death has prompted reflection on being a black academic in South Africa. Bongani Mayosi, a prominent cardiologist and dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, died of suicide on July 27. HeContinue reading “Tragic Loss to Medicine as Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Commits Suicide”

New 3 million year old human-like species discovered in South Africa indicates ritualistic behavior and symbolic thought, which were not previously considered possible earlier than 200,000 years ago.

By by Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News, Johannesburg Scientists have discovered a new human-like species in a burial chamber deep in a cave system in South Africa. The discovery of 15 partial skeletons is the largest single discovery of its type in Africa. The researchers claim that the discovery will change ideas about ourContinue reading “New 3 million year old human-like species discovered in South Africa indicates ritualistic behavior and symbolic thought, which were not previously considered possible earlier than 200,000 years ago.”

A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

by Richard Knox It’s only a matter of time, some researchers are warning, before isolated cases of Ebola start turning up in developed nations, as well as hitherto-unaffected African countries. The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The official countContinue reading “A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts”