100 Year Forecast: What can we do about climate change?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

100 Year Forecast: What will climate change mean for our animals?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

100 Year Forecast: Where will New Zealand be most at risk from flooding?

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100 Year Forecast: Where will New Zealand get wetter and drier?

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100 Year Forecast: How do we know the climate is changing?

Watch all five episodes of 100 Year Forecast and see the special interactive website now.

How the PCR test works and why it’s such a critical weapon against Covid-19

Misinformation about the effectiveness of the test is swirling, but in fact the PCR is both reliable and critical in taking on the virus.

The girth of Venus

Could there be life in the belt of gas that surrounds Venus? Astronomers reckon there might just be.

The artificial intelligence trying to level Twitter’s toxic playing field

Tech start-up Areto Labs noticed online abuse was stopping women from going into politics – so it did something about it.

Five things we know about Covid-19 (and five we don’t)

Futurist and evolutionary biologist Robert Hickson on the known and as-yet-unknown aspects of the virus. 

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: What is the Covid-19 ‘triangle’?

How Covid-19 plays out doesn't just depend on the relationship between the virus and the host – it also depends on the environment.

Covid-19 and pregnancy: Here’s what you need to know

Dr Michelle Wise, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist, answers some of the main questions pregnant women are concerned about right now. 

Six months on from NZ’s first case, it’s time for a rethink on our Covid response

New Zealand's response to the pandemic has won global plaudits – but there is still much room for improvement, write a trio of University of Otago public health experts.

How rapid genome sequencing is changing the way we respond to Covid-19

New Zealand's second outbreak of Covid-19 prompted new systems to swing into action – and they've quickly proved their worth.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Contacts, community transmission and clusters – explained

Here's what some of the most important Covid-19 terms we’re hearing actually mean.

Think you know who’s most vulnerable to conspiracy theories? You may be wrong

Common sense says people who believe conspiracies need order in their life. New research suggests that maybe they don't.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Why we’re adding masks to our Covid-19 toolkit

The simple rules for wearing face masks during levels two and three – and how they can effectively limit the spread of Covid-19