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Justice minister Andrew Little (left) said that the “year and a day” rule can no longer be justified because of medical advances that keep people alive for longer. AAP Image

New Zealand’s repeal of “year and a day” rule expands liability for homicide

New Zealand's parliament this week passed an amendment to the crimes act, abolishing the "year and a day" rule. This raises questions about any proposed euthanasia laws and homicide more generally.
South Africa’s runner Caster Semenya, the current 800-meter Olympic gold and world champion, arrives with her lawyer Gregory Nott (right) for hearings at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport. EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Sex and sport: how to create a level playing field

The International Association of Athletics Federations wants athletes who have differences of sexual development to medically reduce their testosterone levels. But this may be in breach of human rights.
On February 6, 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs acting on behalf of their tribes signed the Treaty of Waitangi. from Wikimedia Commons

Explainer: the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi, signed in 1840, is New Zealand's foundation document. But debate continues about the exact meaning of the treaty text.
Key values in Māori leadership include a concern for past and future generations. from www.shutterstock.com

Five key values of strong Māori leadership

Emerging Māori leaders successfully weave traditional practices with contemporary influences on leadership styles.
Professional female surfers have been advocating for decades for equal pay, access to events, visibility and sponsorship. Ed Sloane / EPA

Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equity

The World Surfing League has announced that it will offer equal pay to male and female athletes. In a sport dominated by hyper-masculinity, this is a significant step.
The extinction of important animal resources such as the moa reverberated culturally for centuries after the birds’ extinction. John Megahan / Wikimedia Commons

Dead as the moa: oral traditions show that early Māori recognised extinction

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. Universitas Waikato

Hidung sensitif anjing mungkin menjadi kunci untuk deteksi dini kanker paru-paru

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

Dogs’ sensitive noses may be the key to early detection of lung cancer

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.
The growing global market in cyber crime is projected to hit US$6 trillion by 2021. from www.shutterstock.com

Deterring cyber attacks: old problems, new solutions

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. from www.shutterstock.com

New Zealand’s Pacific reset: strategic anxieties about rising China

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.
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. (Shutterstock)

The secrets of immigrant student success

First and second-generation immigrants perform well in many Canadian provinces that take an "accommodation" approach.

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