New Covid-19 vaccine could protect up to 90% of people from the virus

A Covid-19 vaccine is showing promising signs in trials, and world leaders are excited.

NZ embraced the science on Covid-19. So why are we spurning it on water?

Our failures threaten the wellbeing of all of us – and our descendants.

How the lockdown changed our diets, affected our sleep, and left us lonely

New Zealanders' lifestyles changed, and so did our wellbeing.

How to Covid-proof a country

The pandemic has only exposed the systemic healthcare inequities that already existed.

Science Archive

The lockdown stamped out a deadly virus. Its health impact did not stop there

From traffic accidents and seasonal flu to heart disease, the indirect health effects of the Covid lockdown were many and varied.

The psychedelics revolution has arrived in New Zealand

Psychedelics like LSD and magic mushrooms have been illegal for decades; but new trials show they could be worth prescribing.

How the Covid lockdown changed our air, our water, and the sounds around us

What did the lockdown do for air quality, the noise around us, and our water?

When it all stopped: measuring the impacts of the great lockdown experiment

We explore the impacts of those extraordinary measures, intended and otherwise. Today: how we stopped moving.

How high-tech recycling could stop waste batteries becoming the next plastic crisis

To celebrate Recycling Week, Vanessa Young explains the essential role of nano-recycling in making the most of the tiny-scale but potentially harmful waste from batteries, circuit boards and more

My life as a human guinea pig on the Oxford Covid vaccine trial

Six months ago, several hundred volunteers began participation in a clinical trial of the vaccine. Among them was UK-based NZ journalist Richard Adams.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Covid-19 and the Swiss cheese system

If it's elimination of the virus we're after, we're going to need all the cheese.

Cannabis and psychosis: a referendum red herring

The connection between cannabis use and psychosis is far more murky than asserted by yesterday's article on The Spinoff, writes an expert in how psychoactive drugs modify brain and behaviour.

Siouxsie Wiles: New Zealand’s Covid-19 vaccine purchase agreement, explained

What exactly is the vaccine, who's likely to get it and when?

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?

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