Tagged: law

In defence of (some) science scepticism – a lawyer's view - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 03, 2014

by Dr Nicole Moreham Since becoming a Rutherford Discovery Fellow in 2011, I have often found myself in the company of scientists. Not surprisingly, I regard them as a highly impressive bunch – intelligent, thoughtful and deeply committed to what they do. There is one area though where I quite often find myself disagreeing with what people in the wider science community say: that … Read More

Kids in court: how cross-examination can kill the truth - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves May 07, 2014

Dr Rachel Zajac Dr Rachel Zajac works at the intersection of psychology and law. She’s looked at how jurors make their decisions, why eyewitnesses are often mistaken, and why forensic science evidence might not be as reliable as it looks on TV. With clever experiments and careful research, she works to prevent miscarriages of justice. Now she’s focused on … Read More

Market deregulation → ↑ fast food consumption → ↑ obesity. Clever international study that includes NZ data - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Feb 05, 2014

Professor Tony Blakely. A clever study just published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has analyzed how changes in fast food transactions per capita within 25 high-income countries was associated with changes in body mass index (BMI).  The … Continue reading → … Read More

Can Kim Dotcom's Mega beat the law where Megaupload failed? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 30, 2013

By Karl Schaffarczyk, University of Canberra Just 12 months after being arrested for copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering for his involvement with now-defunct cyberlocker Megaupload, and despite facing extradition from New Zealand to the US to face such charges, Kim Dotcom has launched Megaupload’s successor: Mega. Flamboyant internet mogul Kim Dotcom The site went … Read More