Wildfires are expected to increase in a warming world, but there is another way humans are changing the patterns and intensity of fires: by introducing flammable plants to new environments.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon – and not necessarily harmful.
Universities in New Zealand spent close to US$15 million on subscriptions to just four publishers in 2016, data that was only released following a request to the Ombudsman.
A new report highlights direct and indirect impacts of climate change on physical and mental health.
The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.
When artists and scientists get together, they fuel each other's creativity and inquiry.
Taking inspiration from the spread of world religions, Quentin Atkinson and Shaun Hendy argue scientists need to do more to signal commitment to ideas they want to spread.
As the WHO calls for urgency to address antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea, new research shows that a vaccine developed against an unrelated disease offers protection.
Marginal people become resourceless, invisible to public policies, and disempowered in public life. This increases their vulnerability to disaster.
If infrastructure is to meet the needs and challenges of an uncertain future, we need to move beyond the AAA ratings mindset and aim for net-positive social and ecological outcomes as well.
Facebook has a new, depressingly incompetent strategy for tackling fake news.
It seems likely that the disciplinary findings and criminal convictions that come to media attention are only the tip of the iceberg of doctor-patient sexual contact.
Following reports of travellers to the US being forced to unlock their phones for border officials, here are some steps you can take to prevent your personal data from being exposed.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
The debate about different generations' economic status misses the inequality within generations, especially younger Australians.
Land animals were able to find refuge in the depths of the forest. But aquatic species weren't so lucky.
New Zealand’s economically driven approach to ecological decline risks entrenching environmental problems rather than solving them.
If the United States doesn't ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, China will be more likely to succeed with its own trade agreement.