South African Young Academy of Science

Author archive for HaysHarvest

  • Seeing the wood for the trees

    What is plant blindness? Take a moment to look at the image below and think about what you see. If…

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  • Know Thyself

    Do we do enough to identify our own biases in everyday life? Inscribed on the frontispiece of the Temple of…

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  • The right to be wrong

    Does the right to freedom of speech include the right to be wrong? There is a touch of irony in…

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  • Personal politics in science communication

    Can science communicators be apolitical and effective? In mid-February famed evolutionary biologist and science communicator Professor Richard Dawkins was once…

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  • The Image of Green

    Is the most sustainable option always as it appears? I think a lot about waste. I suspect it’s because of…

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  • South Africa’s #SpekboomChallenge: Sorting the facts from the fantasies

    Is spekboom South Africa’s silver-bullet solution to becoming carbon neutral? Over the last few weeks, a viral trend known as…

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  • Facebooking from the field: My journey into agricultural science communication

    Why should agriculturalists be active on social media? A sweltering summer’s day in the Lowveld, the sun at its zenith baking…

    by HaysHarvest