Will the World Cup be another victory for Putin?

Will the World Cup be another victory for Putin?

By Peter Rutland – Half a million soccer fans will head to Russia to watch their national teams compete in the FIFA World Cup. Billions more around the world will watch on television. Brazil and Germany are favorites to win the trophy. But we already know one...
Is inheritance about more than just genes?

Is inheritance about more than just genes?

By Nicola Shepheard – The growing knowledge of how experiences get written onto our DNA, influencing development and disease, opens new avenues for personalised medicine. More broadly, evidence from animals that epigenetic marks can be inherited is challenging...
Do ‘three strikes’ laws work?

Do ‘three strikes’ laws work?

By James Oleson – After announcing in 2017 that New Zealand’s controversial three-strikes law would be repealed,[1] Justice Minister Andrew Little was forced this month to abandon his plan. Without the support of New Zealand First, the coalition government...
What are the politics of food insecurity?

What are the politics of food insecurity?

Climate change, pesticide contamination, soil-depletion, loss of land, power politics, mass pollinator die-offs, and a host of big business practices threaten the long-term availability of healthy food. In part one of this symposium on the future of food, Maria...
Is the IMF failing?

Is the IMF failing?

By Adam Triggs – It was only in January that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was celebrating the strength of the global economy, heralding “the broadest synchronised global growth upsurge since 2010”. How quickly things have changed. Argentina has...
What happened to life on Mars?

What happened to life on Mars?

By Monica Grady – It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for past life on Mars in 1996. What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilised micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was...