Science

Why is an antibiotic-chasing scientist going cap in hand to the crowd?

Siouxsie Wiles explains why she’s using crowdfunding to bankroll her lab’s effort in response to the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance

Why Winston Peters is wrong about the anti-quackery bill

We need a new law to plug the big gap in our regulation of health products, argues Mark Hanna

Cold discomfort pharma: what does the science say on whether the drugs work?

Consumer NZ says over-the-counter cold-and-flu remedies are mostly useless. The industry strongly disagrees. Siouxsie Wiles takes a look at the studies.

What if the Predator Free 2050 plan is actually a terrible idea?

New Zealanders celebrated the government's ambitious goal to completely eradicate possums, rats and stoats by 2050 – but according to some scientists, the plan is ill-conceived and unlikely to succeed. Ahead of a major conference on the future of New Zealand biodiversity, Dr Jamie Steer argues that Predator Free 2050 needs an urgent rethink.