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Magic tricks, the eureka fallacy and tea-breaks: confessions of a conference-going scientist

Fresh back from five days in Queenstown for NZ’s nanotechnology and advanced-materials science conference, Dr Ben Mallett reckons AMN8 shows that our stereotypes, of science and scientists, need a bit of nuance.

WATCH: The inaugural Music vs Media basketball game

To celebrate the opening of the Spark Boroughs Victoria Park basketball court, The Spinoff gathered together a motley crew of musicians and media types to play a 'friendly' game of 5-0n-5. Watch the highlights here.

Pride Podcast: The state of this gender-diverse nation

In this special one-off podcast marking the Auckland Pride Festival and brought to you by AUT, Sam Orchard talks to Emmy Rākete and Dr Pani Farvid about gender noncomformity, trans rights and challenging queer/straight binaries in Aotearoa and beyond.