Sarah Wild

From the cradle to the grave? #Naledifossils

Researchers have revealed details of the recently discovered Homo naledi – a species with characteristics eerily similar to humans.

The murky morality of biobanking

Human tissue could be a medical game changer, but thorny ethical roadblocks must be navigated.

Stem cell research outstrips legislation

Genetics and bioethics experts are calling for a national oversight body to address critical gaps in South Africa's regulations and law.

Smaller steps for mankind

South Africa is set to launch nanosatellites that will gather valuable data before self-destructing.

Solar puzzle: We’ll follow the sun, but tomorrow may rain

Heliostats use mirrors to harness power, but storing it is tricky - and the solution is a salty one.

Researchers plug carbon sink gaps

The Southern Ocean could yield important clues about the effects of climate change.

Jazz and cocktails send SA scientists into Orbit

Presenting science in a more relaxed and informal environment than the usual academic setting.

Coke cash sours obesity science

A funding scandal about obesity highlights the tightrope that cash-starved researchers must walk.

Genes don’t fit in the DNA diet

The jury's out on whether a new dietary programme is linked to a person's genetic make-up.

Science Voices 2015: Editor’s note

Get in on the science debate, says Mail & Guardian's science editor Sarah Wild.

Bid to ban autonomous killing machines

Over 10 000 people have signed a letter in favour of banning artificial intelligence weapons that select and engage targets without human intervention

Copyright issues dog academics

Not only are they at the mercy of publishing houses, their rights are also limited by South African law.

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