We have a lot of work to do to achieve carbon neutrality in just over three decades. Attention needs to focus on the likes of cars, trees, batteries and farms, writes energy analyst Briony Bennett.
Michelle Dickinson explains why she leapt to the defence of a fellow nanotechnologist at the centre of a Twitter tirade by Tesla billionaire Elon Musk.
Superstar scientist Brian Cox talks to Alice Webb-Liddall about aliens, wormholes, and whether he'd punch Albert Einstein if he had the chance.
This weekend marks the release of Dancing With Atoms, veteran filmmaker Shirley Horrock's tribute to physicist Sir Paul Callaghan. Don Rowe talks to Horrocks about his life and legacy.
On the first ever International Day of Light, Prof David Hutchinson outlines how the science of light is changing the world of computing, manufacturing, agriculture and medicine in New Zealand and around the world.
Developed by NZ plant scientists, Calocurb is being marketed as a major step forward in appetite-control treatment. But is it all it's cracked up to be? Weight loss industry expert Andrew Dickson gave it a try.
If regional councils are to use new funding to address water quality, they could start in Hawkes Bay, where wood mill effluent continues to be an issue 27 years after a damning report into its effects.
Year in, year out, the controversy over the possible health effects of electro magnetic frequencies from cellphones and cellular antennas rumbles on. Paul Brislen takes a deep dive into the evidence.
The term 'evidence' has a fascinating linguistic and social history – and it’s a good reminder that even today the truth of scientific evidence depends on it being presented in a convincing way, writes James A. T. Lancaster
If humans ever want to achieve the outlandish, science fiction sounding goal of a colony on Mars, our species will get their in part thanks to virtual reality.
The latest inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows a 20% increase in emissions from 1990 to 2016. The Science Media Centre has collected commentary from the experts
China's defunct space station Tiangong-1 is expected to hit Earth in the next few hours. What are we doing, asks astrophysicist Brad E Tuckeer, to deal with the junk already in space and prevent more?
Can your local council stop you getting heart disease and cancer? Our research into the way people get around New Zealand cities suggests it can, writes Caroline Shaw
Within five years, science will likely have answered a controversial question: can the drug commonly called ecstasy treat psychiatric disorders?
Helen Taylor explains why she devotes her research to bird semen, and how an avian sperm race can help save one of New Zealand’s forgotten taonga, the hihi.
Pressure is mounting on the government to halt oil and gas exploration. If New Zealand can successfully wean itself off fossil fuels, we can only accelerate action in other countries, argues James Renwick
The Environmental Protection Authority CEO's complaint to Massey University sparked a disciplinary process, yet the agency seems disinclined to speak out on climate change denial.
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