Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:55:00 +1300Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists with groundbreaking research that must already be one of the front runners for this year's Ig Nobel science awards. For the first time there is empirical evidence that being good does not in fact increase the likelihood of Father Christmas arriving at your chimney!
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:45:00 +1300A controversial medical trial is taking place in Baltimore, freezing gunshot victims in an attempt to extend "the golden hour', and stop trauma patients from bleeding out. Nicola Twilley has visited the city for the New Yorker to explore the tensions this is creating.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +1300This Way Up reviews what's been hot (quite literally in one notable case) tech in 2016. VR has well and truly arrived and chatbots are on the horizon.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:15:00 +1300Opticians Ravi Dass and Stephanie Hill of Mr Foureyes sell prescription glasses, and for every pair of glasses they sell, a free pair is given to a child.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:01:00 +1300Seeing better at school, 2016 in tech, how freezing gunshot victims could save lives, and naughty or nice: who really gets the Christmas goodies?
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:55:00 +1300The way you move can say a lot about how your brain is ageing. Rodolfo Savica of the Mayo Clinic recently published a study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease linking gait with memory and cognitive decline.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:45:00 +1300It's the season to be drilling and we're testing electric drills with George Block of consumer.org.nz. So how much do you need to spend to get a decent electric drill? We'll find out which brands get George's tick of approval.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:35:00 +1300Chris Smith on the amazing discovery of some size-10 footprints in Tanzania. No big deal? Well, these prints date back 3.6 million years and could fundamentally change our thinking about human evolution.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:15:00 +1300One of the oldest forms of mass communication, after smoke signals but before Snapchat, was the tradition of ringing church bells to signal what was happening in your neighbourhood. Even with uncapped broadband plans and free wifi, people are still ringing bells here in New Zealand! In fact, the country's featuring on some bellringers' bucket lists, with Dunedin having the southern-most bell tower in the world. We visit the Wellington Combined Society of Bellringers and meet tower captain Derek Williams and the other ringers.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 12:01:00 +1300Will you ring my bells?! Also walking in the footsteps of ancient man, the truth about electric drills, and could the way you walk be an early warning of cognitive decline?