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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.
    Why have a science forum?
    Why have a science forum?
    Most of South African research is unrecognised and unknown, particularly by the general public. Yes, there are the headline grabbers — the...
    Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood
    Decoy ploy nips cancer in the blood
    Metastatic cancer is a frightening prospect. Cancerous tumours are pockets of abnormal cell growth, with a host of environmental and genetic drivers,...
    Emissions from fracking gas half that of coal, says study
    Emissions from fracking gas half that of coal, says study
    A new study has found that the life-time greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of shale gas are half that of coal, irrespective of whether the gas is used...
    Binary black holes might be common, say experts
    Binary black holes might be common, say experts
    In a galaxy far, far away – four-billion light years away, to be precise – huge jets of matter spiral around a dark centre. This dark centre is...
    Why we should care about the TIA
    Why we should care about the TIA
    But the TIA is a pivotal–and expensive–hinge in South Africa's innovation system, and has been beleaguered by criticism since its...