How do parasites choose their hosts?

How do parasites choose their hosts?

By Shalene Singh-Shepherd Like many people, we were interested in which parasites are generalist and which are specialist. For example, generalist parasites may be problematic if ‘species-jumping’ causes significant problems in new host species. As we got together as...
Is settler colonialism still a thing?

Is settler colonialism still a thing?

By Avril Bell In an extract from her new book A Land of Milk & Honey: Making Sense of Aotearoa New Zealand, Avril Bell discusses whether settler colonialism is still a thing in the twenty-first century. The movie Avatar tells the story of a corporation from Earth...
What does it mean to be Tūhoe in 2018?

What does it mean to be Tūhoe in 2018?

Last year, Tūhoe leader Tāmati Kruger delivered the annual Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture at the University of Auckland on 31 October. Tāmati Kruger was Tūhoe’s chief negotiator leading up to the iwi’s 2013 settlement with the Crown, and the landmark Te...
How can we stop indigenous oppression?

How can we stop indigenous oppression?

Julianne Evans discusses the various ways in which indigenous oppression can be stopped with Fulbright Scholar Dr. Andrew Erueti. Erueti spent four years working for Amnesty International as an indigenous rights advisor. When the richest one percent now own half of...
Is Syria a “Quicksilver” war?

Is Syria a “Quicksilver” war?

By William Harris In an excerpt from his new book “Quicksilver War: Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict,” William Harris details the concept of the “Quicksilver War” and why he thinks Syria is an example of such a war. In mid-November 2014,...