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    A brief history of bees

    Once upon a time there was a world without bees, but we would not have liked this world. It was a dark world without flowering plants competing to attract buzzing bees for pollination—a world without colourful fruits and berries. Even after solitary bees emerged, it took many millennia before bees became social and a colourful and sweet world, a place with nectar, emerged.

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    Zoom-in to the heart of M87 to see a new view of its black hole.

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration – which produced the first-ever image of a black hole and of which the University of Pretoria (UP) is an associate institute – has revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: what it looks like in polarised light.

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    UP researchers are developing a new test for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and breast cancer in South Africa

    Professor Robert Millar and Dr Iman van den Bout, of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology in UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences explain their research into cutting-edge solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer respectively.

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    UP researcher's team discovers new compounds with the potential to eliminate malaria

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has discovered new potent chemical compounds that show potential as candidates for both the treatment and elimination of malaria. Professor Lyn-Marie Birkholtz was part of an international team that published this discovery in the journal Nature Communications

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    Documentary: Freedom from violence

    In 2020, we watched Black Lives Matter protests unfold across the world as a reaction to police brutality in the USA. Researchers at the Faculty of Law were instrumental in drafting the UN standards on the use of force by police. In this documentary, Professor Christof Heyns and his team take us through what inspired them to lead the way and how less lethal force could be used by police.

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    Engineering 4.0: The future of smart cities in Africa

    The term Smart Cities might conjure up ideas of robots, flying cars and buildings that know what you want before you do. But according to UP researchers, Smart Cities are cities where there are jobs and food for everyone, different parts of the city work together to make for a better place to live, and these improvements are driven by gathering and using data in the best way possible.

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