Ahead of February's AMN8 conference, Charles Anderson talks to some of the scientists at the vanguard of nanomaterial innovation and entrepreneurship in New Zealand.
A new film depicting the extraordinary contribution of African-American women at Nasa during the space race offers a powerful and timely reminder of the contributions to science of people whose stories are too often hidden from view, writes Kate Hannah
Antarctica’s great apron of sea ice just issued the world with a bold message. Now to work out what that message is
As New Zealand’s Scott Base celebrates 60 years of science on ice, Veronika Meduna looks at one of Antarctica’s most puzzling features – the wayward behaviour of sea ice around the continent.
It's easy to understand desperation in the face of climate change, but we need to channel all energy into urgent action, writes James Renwick.
There's one thing we know for sure about climate in 2016: it was the hottest year on record – both globally, and here in New Zealand. But what else was big news in climate change? Carys Goodwin takes stock.
Summer reissue: Welcome to the subduction zone: how the Kaikoura 7.8 shock created a ‘silent earthquake’ 500km away, off Gisborne
The Kaikoura earthquake wreaked destruction, tragedy and misery, but it also generated much scientific fascination. Including: what was going on in the Hikurangi Subduction Zone and those mysterious slow-slip events?
Facts and ‘cloistered’ expertise were well and truly been put in their place by the Seven Sharp host this year. Siouxsie Wiles on a unique brand of smug bullshit
There’s a revolution underway. Deep within the Auckland Viaduct lurks the beginnings of our own tiny Silicon Valley. At GridAKL, more than 50 startups, in industries as diverse as medicine, …
To launch our new science section this year we asked a dozen scientists and entrepreneurs how positive we can be that we’re progressing towards Sir Paul Callaghan's dream of a transformed New Zealand through the use of science and technology.
In 2016, the Massey chancellor says women vets are worth ‘two fifths’ of men. And we wonder why too few women are in science
Chris Kelly, the Chancellor of Massey University, says that women are less valuable veterinarians because they tend to leave the profession once they get married and have a family. That's precisely the sort of outdated thinking that is hampering women in STEM subjects of all kinds, says Kate Hannah.
In the face of everything from anecdote posing as evidence to bias peddlers to outright quackery, the best riposte is to champion good science. But how? Dr Jessica Berentson-Shaw offers seven tips