Tough rules to stop hitchhiking stink bugs
Strict new rules aim to stop a bug which has been hitchhiking its way around the world and wreaking havoc in NZ.
Taxonomy - the neglected science of discovery
The University of Auckland’s Tom Saunders asks why we are standing by as taxonomy is gutted and left to wither.
Legacies of trauma passed on through genes
Could poor health outcomes among some populations be the result of persistent biological traces of past trauma? Dr Tatjana Buklijas takes a detailed look.
Big Read: Smears and fury in science fight
Scientists have been arguing bitterly for more than a year about funding for a telescope. But when a top physicist was vocal with his criticisms, things got nasty. Eloise Gibson reports.
AUT backs sender of mental health email
A top physicist has had his conduct and mental health attacked after he criticised taxpayer funding for a massive telescope. Eloise Gibson reports on a nasty stoush in the science world.
Women, wellness and pseudo-science
Dr Jen Gunter doesn’t want you to put a jade egg in your vagina, steam it, or feel you need to wear white underwear if you have a vaginal infection.
Decades of work behind black hole image
The technical feat of combining data from eight different telescopes around the world to synthesise a single image is extraordinarily difficult, and was 10 years in the making.
Doctor’s plight to fix disability sector
Dr Jordan Nguyen has spent his career trying to find innovative solutions to centralise the disability sector. He spoke to Sasha Borissenko.