What is the science behind sleep? 🔊

What is the science behind sleep? 🔊

Scientists are still trying to understand the mysteries of our slumber. Why do we sleep? What is its purpose? And what actually happens during sleep? Maria Armoudian explores the science behind sleep with Marcos G. Frank and Graham H. Diering. Marcos G. Frank is...
What next for American politics? 🔊

What next for American politics? 🔊

What might be next in American politics in light of the latest developments? Where is the US heading under the Trump Presidency? Will it begin to resemble an authoritarian state? What will the consequences be if Robert Mueller’s investigation comes to a head?...
How is the truth gated and gagged?

How is the truth gated and gagged?

By Gavin Ellis In an extract from his new book Complacent Nation, former New Zealand Herald editor-in-chief Gavin Ellis looks into how restrictions are applied when it comes to printing the truth in the news media. When I was a young reporter, “media...
Is New Zealand the complacent nation?

Is New Zealand the complacent nation?

By Gavin Ellis  In an extract from his new book Complacent Nation, former New Zealand Herald editor-in-chief Gavin Ellis explores whether New Zealand really is a complacent nation. The letter looked innocuous enough at first glance. It sat in a filing cabinet in the...
Will the events of 2018 change the US forever? 🔊

Will the events of 2018 change the US forever? 🔊

The year 2018 may be one of the most important years in American history. Constitutional law professor Michael Simon argues that what happens in 2018 may determine whether or not the United States remains a coherent country. What are those determinants and what might...
What goes on inside intelligence agencies? 🔊

What goes on inside intelligence agencies? 🔊

The inner workings of intelligence gathering agencies have long been a black box to the public. How many are there? How do they cooperate and function? How have they changed? Glenn Carle served twenty-three years in the Central Intelligence Agency, and he sat down...