In the first of a new monthly column by Dr Lance O'Sullivan, the former New Zealander of the Year addresses the anti-establishment mood, and the potential of technology in the internet age to both challenge and enhance science and medicine.
Artist Sarah Smuts-Kennedy told Kim Hill on Saturday she has been using a bizarre ritual to treat diseased kauri. Yes, we need more research, but leave the comment to the scientists, writes Cate Macinnis-Ng
The achievements and challenges of women in STEM disciplines were the focus of the Celebrating Women in Science conference, which closed in Auckland on Friday. Among the speakers was American chemist and physicist Cather Simpson, now of the University of Auckland, who writes here about her involvement in an intense effort to level the playing field for women at a university in Ohio.
She's an anti-vaccination, anti-fluoride campaigner who believes measles is a hoax and polio can be cured with vitamin C. Meet Siggi Henry, one of the most powerful people in our fourth largest city. Angela Cumming reports.
Sensational headlines and intimidation over ‘potentially toxic’ nanoparticles in baby formula (UPDATED)
Scientist Dr Michelle Dickinson looks at the truth behind the scaremongering headlines over a questionable study– and the disturbing way its Australian commissioners went after her when she wrote about it.
Dr Siouxsie Wiles writes an open letter to the people of Whakatāne (and the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand), where vaccination rates are dismal and an anti-vaxxer propaganda film is screening tonight.
Three months ago, Ian Griffin led passengers on the world's first commercial flight to view the Southern Lights. Here he tells the story of the journey, and why he wants to do it again.
Jane Goodall is mostly famous her work with chimpanzees. Her greater feat, writes lifelong admirer Nicola Toki, is showing that we are deeply connected to the living world around us – that through kindness, we can turn things around for our planet.
With a little help from David Bowie, Craig Stevens, president of the NZ Association of Scientists, surveys the challenges and possibilities of the moment, and the need for science to reach beyond the usual suspects.
Gemma Gracewood grew a baby and a placenta and then she gave it away. Here she interviews the scientist she gave it to.