Sarah Wild
Sarah Wild

Wild Reading, October 3-9

Being a science writer, I spend most of my time reading, digging for stories and finding out what is going on internationally. Wild Reading is about sharing these amazing snippets. Some of these are linked to stories I’m working on, some are just strange things that have found their way onto my computer screen. All of them are pretty amazing. So here are the links to the things that I’ve been wowed, horrified and excited by during the week.

I’m sorry
I’m not really but saying it makes you trust me

The robot apocalypse
When they come for us, they will probably look like this – cheetah robots from the future.

Calming the savage beastie
You just can’t win with a cat.

Tunnels in the Antarctic
If the aliens were on Earth, they’d be living here.

Sequencing the genome of a Bushman and a Tutu
Africa’s genetic diversity has been revealed by the full genomes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bushman tribal leader !Gubi.

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    • http://www.wits.ac.za/staff/claire.benit-gbaffou.htm Prof Claire Benit-Gbaffou

      dear Sarah Wild
      I read your latest paper on post apartheid activism and thorougly enjoyed it. I am coordinating similar initiatives at Wits with my urban studies masters class, collecting various types of activists stories and views on driving change in Johannesburg. I am wondering if you intend to continue in that vein – and in this case if there are possibilities of collaboration. See 2013 report Community Activists tell their stories, http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/ebe/archplan/4869/urban_studies.html
      This year we are embarking in a series of interviews with local councillors. looking forward to hearing from you (I could not find your direct contact anywhere, hope that this gets to you somehow).