Dr Nick | Climate Change, and What You Can Do to Help

Posted 7:51pm Thursday 19th April 2018

The world’s climate is changing. “Once in 100 years” storms now seem to be happening yearly. Flooding is becoming increasingly common. Ski conditions are a shell of what they once were. Climate change is here. While the conversation used to be about how to prevent it, the question Read more...

Dr Nick | Developmental Origins Ė The Sickness of Poverty

Posted 10:41pm Thursday 5th April 2018

Easter has come and gone, which means that Dunedin is about to get a lot colder, and students are about to get a lot sicker. The combination of low Dunedin temperatures, a complete lack of insulation in Dunedin flats, plus some very questionable student diets significantly increases the risk of Read more...

Who the Fuck Even Was Stephen Hawking?

Posted 8:36pm Thursday 22nd March 2018

Stephen Hawking died last week on the 14th of March 2018. He was arguably one of the most well-known scientists of the last half century. He was even something of a pop culture icon, with appearances in “The Simpsons,” “Futurama,” and more. Most white, male scientists are Read more...

Hi, Dr Nick | The Love Hormone?

Posted 9:28pm Thursday 15th March 2018

Oxytocin is a hormone produced by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; a hormone-producing gland that is located at the base of the brain. In recent years it has been referred to as the “love” hormone, the “cuddle” hormone, and just about everything else positive under Read more...

Hi Dr. Nick | Issue 13

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 25th May 2014

Hi everybody, In 1964, M Poppins et al reported on the effects of sucrose on the gravitational properties of pharmaceutical products. Further studies have failed to demonstrate that a spoonful of sugar does indeed help the medicine go down, but it raises an interesting point: medical Read more...

Hi Dr. Nick | Issue 12

Posted 4:32pm Sunday 18th May 2014

Hi everybody, For the last year and a half Iíve spent my chunk of this fine publication mixing health advice with bad puns and needlessly obscure, protracted similes. Like a homophobic English professor lecturing on the undertones of Othello, thereís one theme I never wanted to discuss, too. Read more...

Hi Dr. Nick | Issue 11

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Hi everybody, On a recent evening shift I put one of the whopping 16-gauge needles into a young girlís measly little vein so we could top her up with a bag or two of fluid. Not the sort of medical miracle that earns a stuff.co.nz fluff piece, but still the biggest needle Iíd ever successfully Read more...

Hi Dr. Nick | Issue 10

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

Hi everybody, Children are sexy. Now, while we wait for the police to read that statement and come knocking on my door, letís talk about Spider Man. I went and saw the newest Spider Man film yesterday. While by and large I found it quite a good film, something in the end bugged me. Read more...

Hi Dr. Nick | Issue 09

Posted 1:58pm Sunday 27th April 2014

Hi everybody, I want you to picture two healthy new-born babies; all cute and pudgy and covered in blood and poo, because birth is messy like that. For simplicityís sake, letís call them Baby A and Baby B. For complexityís sake, letís turn Critic upside-down and try to read the rest of this Read more...

Hi Dr. Nick | Issue 08

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Hi everybody, Winter is coming. The white walkers are approaching, the Lannisters are sending their regards, and everybody youíve grown attached to is being killed in the most gut wrenching of ways. Fuck you, George R. R. Martin. As winter approaches, not only do we see an increase in the Read more...

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