The unique properties of Perovskite provide hope for a wholly sustainable future, 'propelling the next stage of human advancement', says Henry Snaith, a a guest at next week's AMN8 conference in Queenstown.
Do we have our priorities right when it comes to the emphasis on economic 'usefulness' of education? Nicola Gaston asks if NZ is in danger of plunging into a culture war of its own.
First discovered in atomic bomb testing, nanodiamonds could prove crucial to a range of technologies that change, if not save, lives. Charles Anderson talks to nanoscientist Amanda Barnard, a guest at the AMN8 conference in Queenstown.
Looking to 'cleanse' your body, balance your hormones and improve your sex life? Gwyneth Paltrow has just the thing for you: jade 'eggs' for your hoo-ha, available for the low, low price of NZ$90 through her website Goop. The eggs are just the latest in a long tradition of celebrity quackery, says scientist Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, who shares some tips for avoiding being taken for a ride.
Unpeeling the nano onion: Silvia Giordani on the potential for a massive, tiny breakthrough in cancer treatment
For Italian scientist Silvia Giordani, the battle against cancer cells takes place at a scale 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. A guest at February’s AMN8 conference in Queenstown, she talks to Charles Anderson
Smaller than a pinhead, the machines in Professor David A Leigh's lab are created by chemistry that manipulates the properties of tiny elements to create motion. Leigh, who is coming to NZ for February's AMN8 conference, talks to Charles Anderson
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.