Quest Volume 13 Number 2 2017

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2017)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2017). Quest: Science for South Africa, 13(2). [Online] Available at:

Contents: Our cosmic time machine: Rosalind Skelton explains how SALT is our cosmic time machine; A global JIGSAW puzzle: Geoffrey Grantham and Michael Knoper tell us how our planet is an evolving jigsaw puzzle; Hominin neighbours: new discoveries at Wits University suggest that Homo sapiens was not alone; Sea squirt city – Port Elizabeth’s tunicate treasure trove: Mike Davies-Coleman, Shirley Parker-Nance and Jodie Watt explain how sea squirts survive in polluted marine environments; Bernoulli’s Law: Jan Smit and Ashleigh Pieterse explain how one of the fundamental laws of physics is important in our everyday life; Astronomy and sustainable development: Karabo Makola shows how development-centred astronomy can lead to sustainable development; Midlands magic: Megan Jooste describes the excitement of doing research, with Lize Joubert-van der Merwe; Decolonising social sciences: Jess Auerbach shows us what a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences; SANSA's Eye in the sky; Researchers use ‘Fitbits’ to track elephant sleep in the wild; A kiss of death: mammals were the first to produce venom.

Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Sponsorship: Department of Science and Technology
Peer review status: Non-Peer Reviewed