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Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild

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.
MeerKAT's astounding hearing is already eavesdropping on the universe
MeerKAT's astounding hearing is already eavesdropping on the universe
The still infant telescope, which will be a major part of the Square Kilometre Array, is proving to be much more effective than anticipated.
New app for small-scale fishing industry
New app for small-scale fishing industry
The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.
New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients
New telescope MeerLicht to observe transients
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.
Citizens called on to monitor dams and rivers
Citizens called on to monitor dams and rivers
Ordinary South Africans are helping monitor water resources amid worsening shortages under citizen and school programmes.
How dead pigs can help nail killers
How dead pigs can help nail killers
Because pig flesh is similar to that of humans, how their corpses decay on land and in the sea can help forensic pathologists.
Scientists caution against dangers of genetic modification
Scientists caution against dangers of genetic modification
Editing embryos may end up saving lives, but what does it mean for the human gene pool?
How 'planety' is Planet Nine?
How 'planety' is Planet Nine?
Evidence of a distant giant planet lurking secretly in our solar system is compelling, according to researchers.
University libraries hard-hit by depreciating rand
University libraries hard-hit by depreciating rand
Subscriptions to international journals run into the millions and the plummeting rand is "crippling" libraries and holding academics back.
Iceman's stomach bacteria casts doubt on migratory patterns
Iceman's stomach bacteria casts doubt on migratory patterns
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.
What to expect from the world of science in 2016
What to expect from the world of science in 2016
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.
Race, space and sexual diversity
Race, space and sexual diversity
The science highlights that defined 2015.