Wilson da Silva - freelance feature writer and science

I’m a feature writer, science journalist, editor and filmmaker with a passion for long-form storytelling. Best known for my work in science, technology and innovation, I have also written extensively on business, politics, environment, climate change and human rights.


A long-time editor of Cosmos, the science magazine I co-founded, I have been a reporter/producer for Australia’s ABC TV and served as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. I’ve also been a journalist on The Age  and The Sydney Morning Herald, editor of 21CScience Spectra and Newton magazines and was science news editor of ABC Online.


My work has been recognised with a number of accolades, including the AFI Award for Best Documentary, the Human Rights Media Award and two Editor of the Year trophies, and my stories appear in The Best Australian Science Writing  anthologies of 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2020.


I will be one of the first 100 passengers to fly into space with Virgin Galactic, founded by Sir Richard Branson, a company that is developing commercial spaceliner service to provide suborbital spaceflights for tourists and space science missions for clients.


The Good Earth
Power Shift
The Quantum Gamble
CSIRAC: The Last of the First Computers
The Politics of the Prize
Net Loss
Gateway to Heaven
Think Tanks: The New Social Focus
Letter From East Timor
Harvesting the Rich Sea-Change
Stars in Their Eyes
The Parkes radio telescope
Net Prophet
On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Outbreak Outback
A Massacre They Want Us to Forget
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