Q+A: How do we know the earth is warming?

Q+A: How do we know the earth is warming?

All scientific indications are suggesting that the Earth is fast reaching a tipping point, a point of irreversible damage to life on the planet. Already animals and plants are becoming extinct at never before seen rates, some at 1,000 times more than before, and...
Is mind control possible?

Is mind control possible?

By Lily Toomey Reading minds seems to be a common part of the science-fiction canon—a genre much loved by actual scientists. But even as someone who turned their love of Kurt Vonnegut, John Wyndham and H.G. Wells into a career as a neuroscientist, I hadn’t considered...
Could New Zealand suffer an act of cyberwar?

Could New Zealand suffer an act of cyberwar?

By Hannah Brown As multilateral institutions like the United Nations and NATO move to define cyberwar and develop legal frameworks to regulate it, the word cyberwar has still never been uttered in New Zealand’s parliament. This, despite the fact cyberweapons and...