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.
Studies show that those in leadership positions are more likely to display narcissistic traits – which can be a good, and very very bad, thing.
The world of science is filled with interesting, quirky and downright strange discoveries. Sarah Wild chooses some of this year's highlights.
Science's "hottest" TV presenter, Brian Cox, makes a good argument for life elsewhere in the universe.
Scientists and engineers are trying to determine the technological cost of predicting what the world will look like in 2020.
We glibly make light of violent abuse by calling those who perpetrate sex crimes 'pests'.
Watson, the technology company's cognitive showpiece, is bringing artificial intelligence into the kitchen by conjuring up recipes.
The first phase of the mammoth scientific project is tipped to cost almost €2bn, but experts say this figure is an extreme worst-case scenario.
The country is spending substantially less in the research and development sector than other emerging economies.
Only 0.76% of GDP, R24-billion, was spent on the sector in the 2012-2013 financial year, substantially less than in other emerging countries.
The Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany says it is pleased to be part of a "light-house" project for science in Africa.