Another blow to our SKA chances?

A week after Australian newspapers ran reports based on leaked information that South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array is favoured over a rival bid from Australia and New Zealand, comes ratification of an EU agreement to partner with African countries on radio astronomy. The adoption by the European Parliament yesterday of Science […]


Bitten by a katipo

The clinical correspondence section of the New Zealand Medical Journal often throws up rare and random cases that doctors around the country have had to deal with. Back in 2010 there was the acupuncturist who pierced a patient’s lung. Then came the girl who swallowed her toothbrush and had to have it surgically removed. Now […]