The character of Judge Dredd was designed to be satirical, depicting the ultimate draconian cop.
The fictitious world of Judge Dredd highlights authoritarianism, including laws against outsiders, walls around cities and rules that deny people basic rights. Are the Dredd comics a cautionary tale?
Even people who accept the science of climate change sometimes resist it because it clashes with their personal projects.
People are more likely to deny climate change if they're inclined toward hierarchy, have lower levels of education or are more religious. But the strongest predictor of denial is a person's politics.
Women are more likely to feel watched, exposed or more accountable in open-plan offices.
Some of the latest findings about open-plan offices suggest that staff satisfaction and privacy decrease, people become less friendly and women feel watched and appraised on appearance.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was sentenced to six months of probation following several controversial events and an ‘aggravated pattern of behaviours’.
As Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios begins his probationary period this week for a pattern of bad behaviour and foul language, his value to sponsors and the sport of tennis remains high.
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.
Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, is going through a transformation of its centre and waterfront to support of walking, cycling and public transport, and less space for cars.
Gerakan moral populis Indonesia menganggap pembicaraan tentang penghapusan kekerasan seksual terhadap perempuan sama dengan mendukung hak perempuan untuk melakukan hubungan seks di luar nikah.
Indonesian women participate in a rally for equal rights outside the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March 2017.
Indonesia's populist morality movement considers talking about eliminating sexual violence against women is the same as supporting women’s right to have sex outside of marriage.
The climate crisis is itself an appalling lapse in duty of care by decision-makers, but we shouldn’t overlook this duty in our response.
Climate change is a super-wicked problem. With a growing sense of urgency to act on climate change, it is vital we strike a balance between encouraging action and limiting pushback.
While hemp does not sequester as much carbon dioxide as trees, it can be used as an efficient energy crop or in concrete, both with a potentially positive carbon sequestration effect.
Planting any tree is more important than planting a particular tree when it comes to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Auckland Council’s upgrade plans highlight the importance of local Māori communities as part of the process.
As part of an upgrade of Auckland's city centre, the council promises to include local Māori communities and their histories. But without addressing inequalities, it is no more than a token gesture.
The new measures that give police discretion not to prosecute are in keeping with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision not to join US President Donald Trump’s “war on drugs”.
A change to drug laws in New Zealand has been hailed as a leap towards treating drug addiction as a heath issue. But it has also been criticised for essentially decriminalising class A drugs.
While growing grass takes up carbon dioxide, it emits it again back into the atmosphere when it is mowed or eaten.
All plants take up carbon dioxide when they grow, but when they are harvested or cut down, they release the greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere.
More than 50 advertisers have so far withdrawn from Alan Jones’ 2GB radio show, buoyed by social media campaigns naming and shaming those who remain.
The advertising boycott of Alan Jones' radio show highlights which companies advertised on it, but ironically, pulling out now could enhance their brand more than if they had never supported the show.
If it were possible to download the neural networks of a human brain, could we preserve a computer simulation of that person?
The quest for immortality is as old as humanity itself, but the prospect of being able to copy the neural networks of a person's brain shifts the pursuit of perpetual life into the digital world.
Technology-free holidays can feel unbearable at first but this soon gives way to a better experience.
As recycling gets more complicated, Australia’s sorting plants are getting left behind.
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Australia needs a viable domestic recycling industry – here's the current state of play.
Fast-growing plantation trees store less carbon per surface area than old, undisturbed forests that may show little growth.
Plants live off carbon dioxide, but a higher level of the greenhouse gas in the air doesn't necessarily lead to more biomass production.
Several Pasifika rugby league players decided to represent the country of their heritage, such as in this match between New Zealand and Tonga.
The Oceania Cup allows rugby league players to represent the country of their heritage. Now we need to introduce training processes that better reflect and support cultural diversity.
Most written works are not available in accessible formats, and this barrier affects about 168,000 New Zealanders.
An estimated 90% of all written works worldwide are not available in accessible formats. New Zealand is implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to help change that.
New Zealand’s coastline spans a distance greater than from the south pole to the north pole.
New Zealand has one of the world's largest ocean territories, but the marine environment is at risk from climate change, pollution and fishing.