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 When I was a young reporter, “media management” referred to what I thought was a group of very old male executives and their very efficient secretaries who inhabited a floor far, far away from the end of the building where we produced a...
Is New Zealand the complacent nation?

Is New Zealand the complacent nation?

By Gavin Ellis  The letter looked innocuous enough at first glance. It sat in a filing cabinet in the office of the editor of the New Zealand Herald and, as the new occupant in 1996, one of my first duties was to familiarise myself with the correspondence. I saw that...
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 has 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 with...