May 20 - 26 is macular degeneration awareness week. The subject is a personal one for Grant Thompson and his daughter Donna, who have both been diagnosed the condition which can lead to blindness.
Recent sightings of a large and potentially dangerous cat demand a social and political response, so we gathered a panel of experts to do just that.
An 1,800-page report, years in the making, has painted a profoundly stark picture for diversity. With up to a million species facing extinction, humanity itself is in peril
Hannah McGowan once believed that vaccination was to blame for her chronic health issues, and refused to vaccinate her two young sons. Then she started to listen to the health professionals who know best.
Despite all the evidence of climate change and environmental degradation, and the clear need to take action, we just aren’t taking action, writes James Renwick
A new environment report from Stats NZ has highlighted nine areas of concern, linking them into a wider picture of how much stress the environment is under.
You've probably seen the image, but have you been secretly wondering why it's such a big deal? NZ cosmologist and physicist Professor Richard Easther explains.
Most bacteria are completely harmless. But a porous piece of jade, as once promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness empire Goop, could be harmful and deliver a potentially nasty infection
Sam Brooke is a Ph.D student at Massey, who is working with the Macdiarmid Institute. He talked to Alex Braae about his research, why it matters, and how it became possible to do it in New Zealand.
Climate change is here and now, and young people will bear the costs of continued inaction. But it matters less whether they skip a day of school than what they do when they go back
New Zealand researchers develop novel batteries from a very commonplace material - beyond lithium, skipping the solar cell and downsizing monster redox-flows. Laurie Winkless writes.
If any more evidence was needed for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, the Tasman District fires were it, says Dr Judy Lawrence of Victoria University of Wellington.
Just like the principals, students striking over climate change are seeking control and order. But what our children are hoping to control is the environment they inherit
Everyone knows it’s cold in Antarctica but knowing exactly how cold it is the job of Jeremy Rutherford, an environmental technician for NIWA who has just returned from nearly three â€¦
How is Facebook not just eroding our privacy, but changing our lives - and not just our lives?
For the first time since the Victorian era, New Zealand does not have a tenured marine mollusc expert. Here's why that matters.
From the 'sunk cost bias' to decision paralysis, being overly fearful of regret can lock us into bad relationships, jobs and habits. But it doesn't have to be this way.
With global angst mounting about the buildup of plastic ending up in landfills and the environment, chemists and materials scientists are considering pyrolysis as an option.
The revelation that our national museum is on the brink of turfing out two world-class scientists casts grave doubt over its commitment to being a natural history museum
Harvard professor Dan Nocera's research in the creation of a new type of fertiliser, shared at the MacDiarmid Institute’s AMN9 conference, could have dramatic implications for New Zealand.