The team used hot-water drilling gear to melt a hole through Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf to explore the ocean below.
An international team has melted a hole through Antarctica's largest ice shelf to explore the hidden ocean below, and the shelf's vulnerability to climate change.
Many Australians celebrate Christmas, even those who don’t identify as being Christian.
If you're a non-believer, then staying away from Church may be the best thing for your psychological health this Christmas.
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.
Can we trust a robot that makes decisions with real-world consequences?
We are witnessing dramatic advances in the deployment of autonomous systems, but are we designing robots that can be trusted?
The skeleton of the extinct poūwa.
Jean-Claude Stahl / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
New research reveals that New Zealand once had its own species of black swan, the Poūwa.
Young people are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections, but they face several barriers to getting tested.
Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
Cancelled flights might be your worst nightmare, but imagine a world with no flights.
Flight image from www.shutterstock.com
With little hope of finding alternatives to jet fuel, we need to seriously consider a world without flying.
Australia can learn from the failings of New Zealand’s welfare system.
Australia should learn from the failings of New Zealand's investment approach to welfare.
Indigenous people have poorer health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
Clive Hyde/Northern Territory Government
Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
The airline industry's promised technological solutions have not arrived, and they never will.
Is he really guilty if he had a genetic predisposition towards impulsive behaviour?
Biology is out of our control but can influence our behaviour. But should people be given shorter sentences because of their genes?
As British MPs prepare to vote on whether to join the bombing campaign against IS in Syria, three peace campaigners make the case against military action.
A wave approaches Miyako City after the earthquake struck on March 11, 2011.
There was something unusual about the 2011 earthquake which caused so much damage in Japan. We should now look at other risk zones to see if something similar could happen there too.
New Zealand All Black’s perform the haka.
The history and culture of rugby's most famous tradition.
Scott Morrison claims that New Zealand provides Australia with a model for welfare reform.
There is no mandatory four-week wait for young people to receive benefits in New Zealand.
Make no mistake: patriarchy and capitalism are completely entwined.
Wednesday Martin's book Primates of Park Avenue has stirred debate over the so-called "wife bonus", but feminism needs to be about more than the ability to buy things.
Celebrations as Liberia is declared Ebola free.
The last century has given us much to draw on when it comes to dealing with pandemics.
The reaction to the Ghostbusters 3 cast announcement indicates broader cultural concerns.
Last week, director Paul Feig announced that the protagonists of Ghostbusters 3 would all be women. While some have heralded the female follow up as a feminist coup, others – including many fans – have…
New Zealand’s got more for export than lamb and All Blacks.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he wants to develop “integrated care organisations” in the English NHS, with NHS hospital trusts taking a lead role in forming them. This has been challenged, quite…
Kerr’s appearance is further complicated by Japan’s stereotyped position as expert poachers of Western culture.
Miranda Kerr sparked controversy last week when she appeared in Japanese Vogue dressed in a kimono. Critics in the blogosphere and The New York Daily News wondered whether her donning traditional Japanese…