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 participle 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.
Pro and amateur writers are dusting off old plots, sprucing up characters and polishing book settings in readiness for National Novel Writing Month.
Six dishes were expected by next month, but only one exists so far as a result of a metalworkers' strike and logistical problems.
There is widespread support for drastic change to patent laws when it comes to pharmaceuticals, but the results could be disastrous.
A new report paints a picture of a severely underfunded Agricultural Research Council trying to do the best with the resources available to it.
Mars is currently the only known planet inhabited solely by robots, but that will change when a TV project establishes a human colony on its surface.
Intellectual property fights aside, new research into the plant Hoodia gordonii highlights the dangers of misusing indigenous knowledge.
Insects have different names not only in each of our 11 official languages, but within each of those languages depending on geographical location.
Despite flies being a health risk their genome could also help humans to cope with disease-causing and toxic environments.
It is however unlikely that Cabinet will touch the politically hot potato that would make an even larger difference: teaching.
Palaeoartist John Gurche recreates strikingly realistic models of our ancestors.