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More to losing weight than cutting calories

Picture: ISTOCK

Obesity epidemic suggests we still do not understand the psychology and physiology of nutrition and weight loss, writes Gary Taubes


Powering up the quest for cleaner air

Kensington Gardens. Picture: REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT

New CleanSpace venture taps ‘electromagnetic smog’ to power pollution meter while earning rewards for clean living, writes Clive Cookson


Slacklining strikes a balance between fitness and fun

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Global fitness phenomenon slacklining a very different animal to tightrope walking that will lift you body, mind and spirit, writes Marika Sboros


LAUNCH NEWS: This cat is ready for a serious fight

The styling is unmistakably Jaguar.  Picture: JAGUAR SA

Jaguar has launched its XE to take on some major rivals


NEW MODELS: A sporty makeover for model

Hyundai has introduced its first N-Series model.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Hyundai has released the first model to be enhanced by its performance division

Picture: THE TIMES

Diets of early humans provide food for thought

Human diet over millennia and adaptations show exercise and a variety of food are best, writes Norman Owen-Smith

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Overloading on screen time? Your brain could be suffering


Studies show extended screen time appears to negatively impact brain structure and function, but there are ways to reduce these effects, writes Belinda Mountain

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INDUSTRY NEWS: Group plans to up ante

The VW plant in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Volkswagen SA is investing in its manufacturing facilities ahead of announcing the production of new models


ROAD TEST: Spider weaves web of intrigue

The 650S adopts a frontal design similar to the P1 hypercar.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

McLaren’s 650S Spider has a usability factor that defies its flamboyant design and searing performance, writes Lerato Matebese

Cars, motorcycles & driving


ROAD SAFETY: Tyre maker signs up to road safety initiative

Testing the combination of tyres and autonomous emergency braking systems.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Continental is the latest company to join the Global NCAP ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign


TECHNOLOGY: Changing the way the world moves

Erica Klampf, global mobility solutions manager for Ford research and advanced engineering.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Ford recently revealed a number of urban mobility solutions to showcase its future plans


FUTURE MODELS: New model jets into town

Kia says the design of its new Sportage has been inspired by the smooth and sharp shapes of modern fighter jets.  Picture: QUICKPIC

Kia reveals the first official exterior images of its all-new Sportage, set to debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show


SA BIKE OF THE YEAR: Superbike wins two-wheeler battle

The Kawasaki H2 took the top honour for 2015.  Picture: MEGHAN MCCABE

The Kawasaki H2 has taken the award for the 2015 SA Bike of the Year


NEW MODELS: Rebels on two wheels

The new Harley-Davidson Iron 883.  Picture: HARLEY-DAVIDSON SA

Harley-Davidson has launched two new Dark Custom machines as well as a chance to design your own

Staff attend the annual vehicle safety day. Picture: MARK SMYTH

ROAD SAFETY: Committed to saving lives

Mark Smyth recently attended a vehicle safety day at Monsanto, a company showing how road safety should be approached


VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Cars will still rev our motors in the cyber-drive era

Writing off the capacity of the great car companies to create brilliant technological interfaces is a mug’s game


INTERVIEW: Artistic alliances

Leonardo Fioravanti with the F40, the last car he penned for Enzo Ferrari.  Picture: NEWSPRESS UK

Mark Smyth spoke to legendary automotive designer Leonardo Fioravanti on his visit to SA

Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews

VIDEO: Soweto’s B&B challenges

Lolo Mabitsela, owner of Lolo’s Guesthouse in Diepkloof speaks of the challenges facing B&B owners

Travel & Food

Township guest houses have work cut out

Tourists visit the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto. Owners of establishments in the area, which have the highest occupancy, work together to establish  room rates and marketing. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

B&B owners have attracted fewer customers since the World Cup, writes Priscilla Malinga

Travel & Food

VIDEO: Chef Siba promotes sustainable seafood

Siba Mtongana, one of South Africa's popular chefs on the Food Network, speaks about the importance of sustaining fish at the Good Food and Wine Show in Johannesburg


LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Different sites embody a common aesthetic

Griers of Villiera, with vineyards on either side of the equator, show formula holds the key to ‘house personality’, writes Michael Fridjhon

Music, theatre, art, dance & design

Carnival City in Gauteng. Picture: SOWETAN

George Ezra fiesta at Carnival City

British singer gets crowd of few thousand moving at Joburg casino, was supported by Bongeziwe Mbandla, BCUC, Freshlyground

Arts & Entertainment

VIDEO: Mabena’s 25 years in radio to be celebrated

Veteran radio personality and Kaya FM breakfast show host, Bob Khomotso Mabena talks about his 25-year celebration in the industry

Arts & Entertainment

ON THE STAGE: New Broadway musical recasts dead white men

Hamilton, playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, has created a buzz with its portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, in a musical laced with clever wordplay set to hip hop and pop melodies. Picture: JOAN MARCUS

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dazzling wordplay and contemporary melodies in Hamilton, a musical about the first US treasury secretary, attracts shower of celebrity endorsements, writes Nadia Neophytou

Arts & Entertainment

Mumford & Sons heading for SA

Mumford & Sons. Picture: JAMES MINCHIN

Band has spent northern hemisphere summer headlining festivals across Europe, US, will arrive in Cape Town early next year for three-date tour

Arts & Entertainment

Legendary horror director Wes Craven has died

Wes Craven. Picture: EPA/MONDELO

Master of cinematic horror, whose directorial credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, has died aged 76, he had been suffering from brain cancer


HALF-ART: Patterns of waste in politics and art

Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe with artworks made from rubber tyres. Picture: SUPPLIED

Patternality has been vital to evolution and is a prerequisite for ontogenetic development, the growth of each individual, possibily not for a politician

Personal technology news & reviews

The new smartphone Huawei Mate S. Picture: REUTERS

Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

The Mate S has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security

Gadgets & Gear

The finger on your pulse will soon be the boss’s

McLaren Racing uses wearable technology to maximise the efficiency of their drivers who often suffer from problems such as jet lag. Picture: REUTERS/PHIL NOBEL

High-performance workplace takes shape behind closed doors that will include tracking systems linked to biosensing devices worn by workers

Gadgets & Gear

Samsung takes smartwatch fight to Apple

TAKE NOTE: A Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is seen after its launch during an event at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany, last week. Picture: REUTERS

Samsung says it will introduce new smartwatch later this week, as company attempts to prove it can outshine rival Apple on design in nascent product category


Social media, from global village to street network

A resident on Via Fondazza in Bologna, Italy, created  a closed group on Facebook just for the people who live there. Today everyone knows one another in the street as  the group boasts 1,100 members. Picture: ISTOCK

South African in progressive Bologna creates successful social street exchange to bring residents closer, writes Gaia Pianigiani

Gadgets & Gear

Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data


Growing demand for more information about products we buy could mean end of simple barcode — the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale

Books news & reviews

Donna Rachelson argues that women and men behave quite differently in the way they try to achieve their goals — women are largely passive, while men are aggressive. Picture: SUPPLIED

How to get what men have got

Develop interpersonal skills — your tone, body language and presentation — and then ask for what you want, writes Donna Rachelson




Jpeg world with a lapsed techie in a quest for humanness, writes Eugene Goddard


BOOK REVIEW: Under Ground

Louis Greenberg is one half of thriller author SL Grey in collaboration with Sarah Lotz. Picture: MACMILLAN

SL Grey’s latest book probes gripping world of bunker paranoia, with a killer added into the awful mix, writes Sue Grant-Marshall


AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Achille heal in the darkness

Philosopher Achille Mbembe shone a light on SA’s struggles during the relaunch of On the Postcolony. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Achille Mbembe’s seminal book, On the Postcolony, examines our phantom democracy — a society that is racist, classist and punitively divisive, writes Ashraf Jamal




Copywriter’s craft brings to life a creepy character, and considers the many ways we all waste the gifts we are given, from health to life to intelligence and our time, writes Sue Blaine

Health & lifestyle news

MOOD ENHANCER: Research shows that blue lighting, which is favoured in some yoga and meditation classes, can be even more effective than white fluorescent light in suppressing melatonin. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Why everyone is a yoga teacher

People in droves are training to become yoga teachers, but many have no intention of leading a room full of downward dogs


South Africans not ageing well

A nurse checking a senior patient's blood pressure. Picture: THINKSTOCK

South Africans are living longer, but their health is not prospering


Present and yet missing in action at workplace

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Research shows that happy, healthy and engaged employees produce more and cost less


What to watch for after skin cancer

Cancer patient. Picture: REUTERS/JIM BOURG

New research shows sharp rise in non-melanoma skin cancers, so dermatologists are pushing patients who have history of even one occurrence to be more vigilant


Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care


Google’s life sciences team, French drugmaker Sanofi say they will partner to develop tools to improve management and treatment of diabetes

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