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2011-03-03 12:55:33

Scientists find link between tectonically active landscapes and ancient sites Our earliest ancestors preferred to settle in locations that have something in common with cities such as San Francisco, Naples and Istanbul "“ they are often on active tectonic faults in areas that have an earthquake risk or volcanoes, or both. An international team of scientists has established a link between the shape of the landscape and the habitats preferred by our earliest ancestors. The research, by...

2011-02-20 21:53:28

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study, recently accepted for publication in Chemical Geology, found the noble gas neon dissolved in water in three-kilometre deep crevices. The unusual neon profile, along with the high salinities and some other unique chemical signatures, is very different from anything seen in molten fluid and gases rising...

2010-08-23 11:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cape Town's chic, contemporary Cape Grace Hotel is now available as a pre- or post-cruise "Classic Plus" Hotel Program with Crystal Cruises' ultra-luxury cruises to and from South Africa in the spring 2011. With "Classic Plus," Crystal guests can enjoy five-star hotel accommodations before or after their cruise, private car transfers, meet and assist arrangements, porterage, full breakfast and other perks at destinations around the world. Like...

2009-03-11 11:07:59

Her PhD thesis "Surface and Deep Circulation off South Africa: Agulhas Leakage Influence on the Meridional Overturning Circulation During the Last 345 kyr" presented data on a major ocean current in the southern hemisphere, the Agulhas Current, which transports warm waters from the tropical Indian Ocean to the southern tip of Africa. These new data profiles are not yet fully exploited and need to be implemented in global ocean models. But they do provide for the first time robust evidence in...

2006-08-01 08:23:51

By Anton Ferreira CLANWILLIAM, South Africa (Reuters) - Rock cliffs loom high above the wingtips of the two-seater plane as it banks sharply through the winding course of a narrow ravine in South Africa's rugged Cederberg mountains. Pilot Johan Ferreira is in his element -- he has found a way to combine his love for flying with a passion for nature by helping to track the elusive leopards that roam the mountain wilderness some 150 miles north of Cape Town. Ferreira is a member of...


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Wood's Cycad, Encephalartos woodii
2014-01-31 08:38:27

Encephalartos woodii is a palm-like cycad plant species. The species is commonly known as Wood's cycad. This particular species is one of the rarest in the world. It is fully extinct in the wild. Any plants of this species growing today are only clones. E. woodii can grow up to heights of 20 feet tall. Its trunk measures from 12 to 20 inches in diameter. It thickens at the bottom and is topped by a cap of 50 to 150 dark green glossy leaves. The leaves are about 60 to 100 inches long with...

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