The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds’ extinction.
John Megahan / Wikimedia Commons
Tracing extinctions that happened centuries ago is difficult. But in New Zealand, the last place to be settled some 750 years ago, ancestral Māori oral traditions retain clues about lost species.
Tui, Anjing milik penulis Tim Edwards adalah bagian dari tim yang dilatih untuk mendeteksi kanker paru-paru dalam sampel napas dan air liur.
Para peneliti melatih anjing mendeteksi kanker paru-paru melalui sampel napas dan air liur, dengan tujuan mengembangkan deteksi dini dan fungsional "electronic nose” untuk mendiagnosa kanker paru-paru
Author Tim Edwards’ dog Tui is part of a team of canines being trained to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples.
University of Waikato
Researchers are training dogs to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples, with the aim of developing early-detection screening and a functional “electronic nose” for diagnosing lung cancer.
US President Donald Trump has been reaching out to totalitarian leaders such as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un while snubbing traditional allies.
US President Donald Trump's closeness with totalitarian leaders and indifference towards traditional liberal allies could be a strategy to reposition America against a rising China.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are up 16% in the last year.
A new report highlights the worrying trends confronting security professionals – from more sophisticated hacking methods to hack-for-hire products and targeted attacks on tourism websites.
Sign and spoken language share the stage in a theatre production, with Deaf actors performing in their first language.
A New Zealand theatre company stages plays that blend spoken and sign language, giving audiences a chance to experience Deaf culture and identity.
The growing global market in cyber crime is projected to hit US$6 trillion by 2021.
Cyber deterrence is based on outdated ideas developed during the Cold War, but with cyber crime projected to hit US$6 trillion by 2021, cyber security requires new approaches.
As China is extending its influence in the South Pacific, New Zealand has responded with increased aid for the region.
New Zealand’s foreign minister announced a NZ$714 million increase in aid for Pacific nations in a soft-power response to China's growing influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
This image is from Te taniwha me te poraka, an issue from the Junior Journals series He Purapura, aimed at fluent readers.
Children's picturebooks are often underestimated, but bilingual books can be powerful in promoting a minority language.
Both first- and second-generation immigrants in British Columbia and Ontario outperformed their non-immigrant counterparts in science literacy, in the 2015 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Programme for International Student Assessment.
First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an "accommodation" approach.
Lake Tarawera, seen from its outlet, has excellent but declining water quality.
The ecological health of New Zealand's lowland rivers and lakes is in decline, but principles borrowed from drinking water safety could help reverse the degradation.
Thousands of high school students across the US walked out of their schools to protest gun violence and to call for changes to gun laws.
Lowering the voting age to 16 would bring the age of political responsibility more in line with the age of criminal responsibility and the age of informed consent for medical procedures.
We use different grammar when speaking or writing, but the difference is so subtle that linguists were blind to it for centuries.
Spoken language evolves differently and faster than written language, and there are good reasons why this is the case.
Cyber attacks have the potential to cause economic disruption, coerce changes in political behaviour and subvert systems of governance.
Cyber security has dominated international affairs in 2017, with the US election hack as one of the main stories. The ongoing investigation shows that cyber attacks can subvert systems of governance.
Plastic pollution: discarded plastic bags are a hazard to marine life.
Tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year, but a switch away from petroleum-based products to bio-derived and degradable composites could lessen marine pollution.
Borrowings from the indigenous Māori language are so common that visitors to New Zealand are greeted in Māori as soon as they arrive.
One of the distinguishing features of New Zealand English is how much it borrows from the indigenous Māori, with consequences for both languages.
Surrogacy is fraught with uncertainties. Proposed regulation, inspired by the way the caring professions are regulated, would protect the surrogate and provide certainty about legal parentage.
A man carries belongings from his home in a flooded neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
The insurance industry should help its customers prepare for future catastrophes instead of burying it's head in the sand.
Researchers have reviewed evidence for wildlife disturbance and current drone policies and found that the law is playing catch-up with emerging technology.
The drone market is booming, with some unwanted consequences for wildlife. A new study argues that threatened species might need extra protections.
Snapper is one of the fish under New Zealand’s Quota Management system.
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.