Sarah Wild is a multiaward-winning science journalist. She studied physics, electronics and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn't work and she now writes about particle physics, cosmology and everything in between.In 2012, she published her first full-length non-fiction book Searching African Skies: The Square Kilometre Array and South Africa's Quest to Hear the Songs of the Stars, and in 2013 she was named the best science journalist in Africa by Siemens in their 2013 Pan-African Profiles Awards.
The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.
The MeerLicht telescope will scour the skies to study transient celestial events. But its link to the MeerKAT radio telescope is what sets it apart.
Ordinary South Africans are helping monitor water resources amid worsening shortages under citizen and school programmes.
Because pig flesh is similar to that of humans, how their corpses decay on land and in the sea can help forensic pathologists.
Editing embryos may end up saving lives, but what does it mean for the human gene pool?
Evidence of a distant giant planet lurking secretly in our solar system is compelling, according to researchers.
Subscriptions to international journals run into the millions and the plummeting rand is "crippling" libraries and holding academics back.
Researchers who sequenced the genome of gut bacteria in the world's oldest natural mummy have cast doubt on theories about migration out of Africa.
Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.
The science highlights that defined 2015.