2017: The beginning of the end for the EU?

2017: The beginning of the end for the EU?

As right-wing parties grow in support across Europe, Professor Christoph Schumacher warns a disintegrating EU could be a threat to global security.

Online recruitment means terrorism has global reach

Online recruitment means terrorism has global reach

We need to take seriously the fact that even if Islamic State is destroyed on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, its ideology won't be, says Dr Chris Galloway.

Time for NZ to assert itself in the Asia-Pacific

Time for NZ to assert itself in the Asia-Pacific

New Zealand has benefited economically from the rise of Asia. But are we ready to deal with the unfolding political, diplomatic and military rise and rivalry in the region?

When your own data is used against you

When your own data is used against you

What would happen if our competitors decided to disrupt our supply chains in order dominate our markets for themselves? Be very scared, says Dr Andrew Colarik.

The dawn of 5G telecommunications
The roll-out of 5G, the fifth generation of wireless broadband technology, is just around the corner. But there are questions about the impact it will have on human health.
The science of virtual reality
Virtual reality is on the cusp of breaking through to a mainstream technology, but there's still a way to go before being in a virtual environment is a seamless experience.
Reaching for the stars
For the first time young Kiwis can see tangible prospects in the space industry; Associate Professor Johan Potgieter reckons New Zealand's future as a space nation looks bright.
Secure housing for an ageing population
There has been a general decline in home ownership among people in mid-life - and this is going to have a huge impact on people once they stop working.
Family violence: New Zealand’s dirty little secret
Will the new Ministry of Vunerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, be enough to overturn this country's plague of child abuse? Probably not, says Dr Ruth Gammon.
Vaping, the route to a smokefree New Zealand
Associate Professor Marewa Glover puts forward the case for vaping and how it could help New Zealand reach its smoke-free target.
Ageing with dignity is a basic right
For many people, age is just a number. But ageing is also emerging as one of the greatest areas of inequality in our society.
An ecologist’s dream of a predator-free NZ
Can New Zealand really become predator-free by 2050? Professor Dianne Brunton gives a personal view from the frontline.
The gender (r)evolution
Boy or girl? This is the first question that is asked about most of us, often before we are even born. But the answer to that question can shape our entire lives.
Large-scale dams no solution for drought
The debate around the impact of large-scale dams is often one sided, says water ecologist Dr Mike Joy. He explains why big irrigation schemes lock farmers into a high-risk cycle.

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