Can Trump survive Michael Cohen’s turn?

Can Trump survive Michael Cohen’s turn?

By Neil Visalvanich Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer”, Michael Cohen, has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of fraud, among other crimes, and has implicated the president himself in wrongdoing. Speaking about payments made to porn actress...
New Zealand Defence Force prepares for cyber threats

New Zealand Defence Force prepares for cyber threats

By Hannah Brown Cyber threats are the new front line for our defence forces, according to the government’s new Strategic Defence Policy statement, released in July by Defence Minister Ron Mark. This new emphasis is shared by scholars Hughes and Colarik,...
How does climate change affect conception? 🔊

How does climate change affect conception? 🔊

We know there are higher death rates happening because of climate change but how is it affecting birth rates? Alan Barreca’s research has looked at the effects of climate on fertility rates. Maria Armoudian spoke to Barreca about his research. Alan Barreca is an...
Should we ban killer robots?

Should we ban killer robots?

By Bonnie Docherty When drafting a treaty on the laws of war at the end of the 19th century, diplomats could not foresee the future of weapons development. But they did adopt a legal and moral standard for judging new technology not covered by existing treaty...
Why do people ‘take action’?

Why do people ‘take action’?

The past few decades have witnessed moments of great social change and environmental action. From developing research on climate change, environmental disasters, sustainability movements, and the increasing polarisation of the entire debate — our “dying planet”...
Does democracy have a dark side?

Does democracy have a dark side?

Democracy the idea of governing of, for, and by the people is a long-exhausted principle, particularly in places like the United States and New Zealand. However, Michael Mann suggests that democracy may also have a dark side. Mann suggests that majorities can and do...
What will be Kofi Annan’s legacy?

What will be Kofi Annan’s legacy?

By Danny Bradlow Kofi Annan (80) was an important historical figure who played a critical role in many key events of the 1990s and 2000s. His death is therefore an opportunity to both celebrate his life and to begin honestly assessing his contributions to the world....