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.
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.
Generations from now, there will still be no-go areas storing radioactive by-products of nuclear power production.
The latest science shows that your phone might be stopping you from getting enough sleep, raising the risk of accidents, heart ailments and diabetes.
A National Advisory Council on Innovation shake-up is to improve communication between council and Minister Naledi Pandor amid an influx of new blood.
The economic spinoffs of high-tech ‘additive manufacturing’ are potentially massive.