Science, Bitches | Issue 13

Posted 2:13pm Sunday 24th May 2015

About 13.8 billion years ago, a small bundle of matter expanded to form the universe. In that single expansion, the stars, the moon, the Earth, oceans, land and life all saw their beginning. The theory of the big bang, which has been pieced together by scientists over nearly a century, explains what Read more...

A Broad View | Issue 10

Posted 2:29pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

A Broad View is written by different international students each week who wish to share their impressions of their time here or unique experiences. Email critic@critic.co.nz if you are an international student wanting to tell your tale. Most Americans would never think to hitchhike. Read more...

Science, Bitches | Issue 9

Posted 2:39pm Sunday 26th April 2015

Last summer, I went for an early-morning swim in the ocean. The soft wind and gentle tug of the water were calming, so I pushed myself farther and farther out. Suddenly, I realised the ocean floor had dropped far below me. I pictured my body from below, fragile, my feet dangling like bait. I looked Read more...

Science, Bitches | Issue 7

Posted 2:51pm Sunday 12th April 2015

Menopause: we know it as a thing to be dreaded ó a word to be uttered, not spoken. It brings our mothersí and grandmothersí hot flushes and mood swings, and is probably the reason your mum gave you a little too much grief about breaking curfew or having a messy room. Women donít typically look Read more...

Science, Bitches | Issue 5

Posted 5:43pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

Itís 5am. Youíve left your 5,000-word Anatomy lab report until the night before itís due, and though youíve written 3,000 words, you still have the discussion section left. Youíre doomed, and you know it. Feeling tired and overwhelmed, you close your eyes, drifting far away from consciousness. Read more...

Science, Bitches | Issue 3

Posted 5:30pm Sunday 8th March 2015

Do you worry about how future Earthlings will learn about twenty-first century life in a post-apocalypse world? If you do, get a little fresh air. But also, fear not! Scientists can now store all of the data in the world into something no bigger than a car. Most of us know that DNA, the Read more...

Roadworks Make the Right Turn

Posted 5:30pm Sunday 8th March 2015

T he Dunedin City Council has recently decided to publish a list of current roadworks to its website. The list, which was first posted last week, will be updated each Friday. Depending on feedback, the list may soon be published on social media, said Cr Kate Wilson, Chairwoman of the Councilís Read more...

Science, Bitches | Issue 2

Posted 6:26pm Sunday 1st March 2015

Right now, your eyes are following the lines of this article, sending the black marks that make up letters to your brain where they are interpreted. This task, which we perform every day, is so complex that we are the only life forms that can do it. How is it possible, then, that we formed from Read more...

A broad view | Issue 1

Posted 4:35pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

I n April of 2010, I sat in my living room in New Jersey and stared at the cover photo of the New York Times. The wings of a New Orleans pelican were drenched with black, sticky oil. On TV, the black, billowing smoke soared in plumes from the Deepwater Horizon rig. 757 million litres of crude Read more...

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