Science and Society

Innovation in NZ - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small Jul 17, 2009

There have been some interesting comments in the media lately from Prime Minister John Key, regarding the decline in NZ's productivity. Economists sometimes refer to this decline as the New Zealand paradox: "The mystery is why a country that seems clos... Read More

Is the mainstream media joining the fight against health fraud? - NZ Science Talk

Kevin Dec 03, 2007

There is an interesting set of articles in the Seattle Times entitled “21st-century snake-oil” [Times, page one, Nov. 18-21] in response to this tragedy. A five month old baby received twice a day “Bio-Energy” – powerful electromagnetic waves supposedly delivered to the tumour in his neck. The treatments failed and the baby died in what [...] … Read More