Science

The world's most famous scientist on why we shouldn't fear the robots

Don Rowe speaks to Dr Neil de Grasse Tyson, the leading science communicator of our age, about climate change, celebratory ignorance and the rise (or not) of artificial intelligence.

'These diseases should not exist in wealthy nations': How the housing crisis is sending NZers to an early grave

There are many victims of the spiralling property market, but the worst by far are those children whose health is wrecked for life by substandard, overcrowded accommodation. In this Rent Week reissue, Dr George Laking explains why the housing crisis should come with a health warning.

Tears, cheers and a timely celebration of good, meaningful science

Veronika Meduna watches the gongs get handed out at last night's big Prime Minister's Science Prize ceremony.