Eating healthy food, exercising regularly and reducing stress are all measures we can take to stay as healthy as possible to fight off infection while we wait for a coronavirus vaccine.
The open-plan, shared office may be a thing of the past if physical distancing and stricter hygiene become the new normal.
Plants take carbon from the atmosphere as they grow, but it goes straight back when they die or are harvested. There is an important difference between carbon fluxes and actual carbon sequestration.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms might seem to be safer places to work and socialise, but online abuse is expected to rise – and women are at a higher risk.
The Christchurch gunman’s surprise guilty plea makes him the first person convicted of terrorism in New Zealand. A legal expert explains what will happen next in the sentencing process.
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Quotas intended to increase diversity among corporate board members are likely to lead to token appointments and fail to bring about real change.
New Zealand has become more economically dependent on China than many nations in the past generation, with a 12-fold jump in trade in commercial services.
The famous Hindenburg tragedy was heard around the world via recorded radio journalism.
When the USSR launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1 didn’t do much other than regularly “beep” over the radio. Yet, this simple sound is associated with the beginnings of space exploration.
Globally, 387 delivered and about 400 undelivered Boeing Max aircraft remain grounded indefinitely.
The Boeing MAX disaster has already cost the company billions of dollars and will have ripple effects on suppliers and the wider US economy, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk.
New Zealanders pay higher fees for KiwiSaver funds than people elsewhere.
New Zealand introduced KiwiSaver 12 years ago to address a lack of retirement savings. But fees are up to 50% more than UK funds and New Zealanders are missing out on hundreds of thousands in savings.
Many developed countries already have significant waste-to-energy operations and therefore less material going to landfill.
Burning non-recyclable waste to generate energy sounds like a great idea – but incineration plants need an ongoing waste stream to be viable, which perpetuates the make-use-dispose mentality.
The volcanic alert level on Whakaari/White Island remains at three, one rung higher than it was when the eruption took place.
Visiting an active volcano involves risk. Hazard monitoring systems can issue warnings but in the case of the privately-owned White Island, the decision to take a tour falls to tourism operators.
New Zealand’s commercial broadcasters are in trouble and the government is considering a complete restructure of public broadcasting.
Hundreds of jobs are at risk and the quality of news is under threat as New Zealand’s broadcasting media face closures, sales and restructuring in the biggest overhaul in a decade.
Rapid population growth and increased consumption are now seen as the main drivers of environmental changes.
Discussions about climate change often skirt around the issue of population growth, but it is the main driver of rising carbon dioxide levels and many other environmental changes on a planetary scale.
Rapid and voluminous volcanic eruptions around 252 million years ago can be linked with a mass extinction event.
There is evidence for catastrophic climate change from protracted volcanic eruptions in the past, but since the 1950s the emissions we produce far exceed those from volcanic activity.
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.