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.
The countdown for a one-way trip to the Red Planet has begun and several South Africans want to go.
The science and technology minister says research grants need to be significantly increased in order to increase the number of PhDs.
Neuroscientists and specialists gathered at the Brainstorm the City Winter School last week. The M&G's science editor selects the highlights.
International Space Station ISS celebrates 5000 days of occupation. Such a large and costly project is bound to generate lots of interesting facts.
Scientists brave the Namib elements to find the secret to life on other planets
A Capetonian is among the team that has discovered a 125-million-year-old microraptor in China that sheds more light on how dinosaurs ruled the sky.
When plants are exposed to the vibrations that chewing caterpillars make, they expel a fluid the attackers dislike.
With AMS scientists can determine how old a fossil is much more accurately and quickly, without having to cut it up and destroying it.
A research team from the UK has compiled a "dictionary" of chimpanzee body language, where certain gestures mean certain things.
The Accelerator Mass Spectrometry laboratory, a first for the continent, "places South Africa among the world leaders in accelerator-based research".