The government will start phasing out polystyrene packaging and beverage containers in response to a major new report calling for a nationwide rethink on plastics in New Zealand.
Why did a US writer's story about wearing a diabetes monitor despite not being diabetic raise Emily Writes' hackles? The same device could mean life or death for her son, and it costs her thousands of dollars a year.
The release of an anonymous lab report that found massive 1080 concentrations prompts Dave Hansford to ask: is history repeating itself?
The anti-1080 lobby last week released ‘lab tests’ purporting to find the poison in the vermin that washed up in Westport. But do their claims stand up to scrutiny?
Every week over 8,000 primary school students around the country are doing science experiments in their classrooms, many in te reo Māori, thanks to the House of Science.
Rates of antidepressant medication dispensing are on the rise among young people. What can this tell us about NZ's prescribing habits and the demographics missing out?
Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls, thanks to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing.
More than 150 scientists under 30 have signed a letter to the Green Party urging a reappraisal on regulation of genetic modification. Here's the full text.
As someone with a severe chronic illness, Hannah McGowan has a vested interest in getting to the bottom of what cannabis can and can't do for her health. The reality, she discovers, is complicated.
The organisers of the Rugby World Cup have made the unprecedented decision to cancel two of the final pool games, citing safety concerns as a super typhoon threatens Japan.