How can we clean up space?

How can we clean up space?

By Gilbert Wong Space might be the final frontier, but, like all frontiers it’s strewn with junk. Luckily, Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, director of the Auckland Space Institute has a plan. Three giant monitors line the front of the Mission Operations Control Centre...
What’s happening in Haiti?

What’s happening in Haiti?

By Rashmee Roshan Lall The 7 July assassination of the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse, has thrown the country into disarray. Here’s what you need to know. In the days since president Jovenel Moïse’s assassination last week, Haiti’s situation has become...
What’s the right COVID-19 risk to live with?

What’s the right COVID-19 risk to live with?

By Tony Blakely, Tim Wilson & Vijaya Sundararajan As Australia looks toward opening its international borders, new virus modelling provides scenarios that can help us decide what’s the right risk to tolerate. As Australia inches up its vaccine rollout, the...
What is the context behind the protests in Cuba?

What is the context behind the protests in Cuba?

By Democracia Abierta In unprecedented protests, Cubans demonstrated against their government and its mishandling of the pandemic, only to be met with repression. For the first time in over 60 years, thousands of Cubans, in more than 20 towns and cities across the...