Science & Technology

A recent study of thousands of news articles has shown that practically no one reads picture captions.

Supposedly ‘waterproof’ iPhone 7 still can’t be thrown into rapids or fed to a shark

Apple has once again disappointed with its latest iPhone, after users report that the supposedly “waterproof” device can still be damaged irreparably if thrown into fast moving rapids or fed to an angry shark. Apple has always cautioned users that the label “waterproof” does come with certain caveats, but early […]

Despite the hiccup, Domino’s New Zealand is calling today’s delivery a success, as the pizza was delivered, on time, to its intended destination.

Domino’s delivery drone kills six at wedding

A collateral damage incident has occurred in Papakura today during a routine test of one of Domino’s Pizza’s new delivery drones, set to be put into widespread use early next year. The drone in question was programmed to deliver three pizzas to a private address in Papakura, but on the […]

Getting completely smashed every night may be good for your health, say nutritionists

Getting completely smashed every night may be good for your health, say nutritionists

A study from a British University suggests that getting outrageously sloshed on alcohol every night of the week may be good for your health. The study, conducted by nutritionists Gerard Little and Lillian McGee, closely monitored 103 students from the University of Surrey, as they were instructed to ingest no […]

Apple’s iPhone 6 promises to be invulnerable to stabbing, but will it stand up to a blow-torch or an industrial grinder?

Stab-proof iPhone glass can still be beaten in with blunt end

Critics reviewing early alpha versions of the much-anticipated iPhone 6 have been disappointed to discover that the phone’s glass – which had been touted by Apple as “stab-proof” – is still able to be beaten in and smashed with the blunt end of the knife over a period of half […]

Hockley's research also found that those using hospital beds were significantly more likely to have cancer than those who do not use hospital beds.

Study reveals people with cancer more likely to have cancer

A University of Otago study has found that people with cancer are significantly more likely to have cancer than other members of the population. The research, ‘Prevalence of cancer in cancer-afflicted individuals’, highlighted the importance of not having cancer in avoiding the risks presented by cancer. “100 per cent of […]

Experts say only thing botulism kills is spying scandal

Experts say only thing botulism kills is spying scandal

Prominent medical experts say that even in the unlikely event that Fonterra’s contaminated whey product did cause botulism in some children, the risk of their death is exceedingly low, and the only thing that botulism is a real threat to is coverage of a major spying scandal involving the New […]