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On Saturday February 18th, Auckland Pride will be marching in solidarity with our intersex community.
This year, the festival is encouraging the rainbow community and its allies to elevate important issues for our Intersex community in our fight for progress and educate ourselves in variations of sex characteristics.
News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Jelly O’Shea from Intersex Aotearoa, an organisation that looks to affirm and advocate on behalf of people born with variations of sex characteristics, otherwise known as intersex, about this kaupapa.
We started off our interview discussing why it is important to hold space for the Intersex community during pride
This week on the Tuesday Wire, Milly speaks to Dr Jan Eldridge from the University of Auckland about a unique binary star system created by a weak supernova. She talks with Jan about what this binary star system means and what makes it so special.
This week on the Tuesday Wire, Joel Rindelaub joins Casper and Milly in the studio for Dear Science, Casper has his weekly catch up with Shane Reti on National's five-point plan to tackle the cost of living crisis. Elizabeth Kerekere from the Green party talks to Milly about perpetual land leases, with the greens taking action to halt the outdated law at some point this year. Casper gains insight on the Liberal and Realist approaches to the war in Ukraine, speaking with Robert Patman from the University of Otago. Jan Eldridge and Milly speak about a rare binary star system, the topic of a recently published paper.
David brings us City Counselling with Shane Henderson as they talk about clean up efforts in West Auckland after last week’s floods.
Joe looks into Acute Mental Health units remaining in the shadows, he speaks to Associate Professor Ruth Cunningham from the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington on the matter. Joe also looks into mammogram coverage targets missing for the third year in a row, he speaks to Adele Gautier, Research manager at The Breast Cancer Foundation on this issue.
Joe also speaks to Alexandra Xanthaki a UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights and Professor of Laws at Brunel University London, United Kingdom, about the commending of the IOC for considering admission of Russian and Belarusian athletes as neutral contestants.
Daniel looks into ChatGPT and how AI impacts humanity, he speaks to Nir Eisikovits, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston on the topic. He also speaks to Kyle Lewis, founder and researcher at Think Tank Autonomy about a 4 day work week.
The shorter working week is a powerful and practical solution to problematic trends. For example Burnouts, automation, gender inequality and climate change. The shorter working week is a simpel ideal to give us an utopian perspective for a better world. Working 4 days with the same pay, so people can enjoy their free time and still be more productive.
Daniel spoke with Kyle Lewis. Writer of the book Overtime, why we need a shorter working week and founder of think tank Autonomy.
This Week on Dear Science Casper and Milly are joined by Joel Rindelaub back in the studio. Joel gets to the bottom of what happens when you eat a lego head - with research that involves the acronyms SHAT and FART. They also discuss Exxon Mobil's historic and accurate research into the fossil fuel contributions to climate change as well as the power of the Fjord in storing and releasing carbon to act as its own temperature control.
This week on Dear Science, Spike and Milly sit down with Allan Blackman to dive deep into the scary world of lost radioactive substances, cancer smelling ants that can be trained in just 10 minutes, and the mass extinction that was discovered all by using mercury.
Today on Dear Science, Milly and Casper join an overseas Dr. Joel Rindelaub to recap the HUGE science of 2022! From volcanoes, to nuclear fission discoveries, all the way to outer space with the James Webb telescope, they're covering off what was a great year for science and ramping up for a 2023 of science discoveries.
On the first Dear Science of the year Allan Blackman joins us to talk all things anti-ageing with some alarming evidence that we can reverse and speed up ageing. We also discuss the science of silky smooth chocolate, and the war in Ukraine's impact on atomic findings.
Menstruation tracking apps: who's using them? For what, and when? Do they accommodate a diverse range of experiences and bodies? How do these apps perpetuate a narrow definition of what a 'normal' body is? Sarah Riley from Massey University speaks to Stella about her research on the topic, from a clinical health perspective.