South African Young Academy of Science

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  • Mysteries of the Universe

    How much of our universe do we know? Public science engagements have been the fuel that drives my love for…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • 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…

    by HaysHarvest
  • A Passionate Nation

    What does the youth of 1976 have in common with today’s youth? As we commemorate Youth month and specifically Youth…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • An “External Hard Drive” for our Research Masterminds

    We all accumulate new experiences and learn new skills daily. Some skills take time to learn. After a while, some…

    by roulail
  • Know Thyself

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

    by HaysHarvest
  • Overcoming toxic culture at tertiary institutions and the servitude required to combat it

    The furore over Professor Gray and the role of academics in the response by the South African government to the novel coronavirus pandemic reminded…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • From Excel to Pollock: Postgraduate student supervision in the time of Corona

    Have lockdowns been a good motivation for supervisors to relook at their approaches? Written byProf Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Department of Economics,…

    by roulail
  • Setting Educational Precedent in a Time of Crisis Furthers Inequalities (Part I)

    Should online Schooling as the ‘new normal’ leave older teachers behind? The concepts of ‘e-learning’ and ‘online schooling’ are filled…

    by pagieljc
  • 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…

    by HaysHarvest
  • The myth of suburbia

    In the midst of COVID19 and lockdown in South Africa, there has been much commentary on the class fault lines…

    by michellebeeslaar