Does Banning Abortion Stop Abortion?

With Roe Vs Wade never far from America's mind, and Poland's landmark decision to ban almost all abortions, the question has to be asked: Does banning abortion actually stop abortion? Pro-life advocates believe life begins at conception, and that the right to life is the most fundamental human right. They also emphasise the physical and…

To hemp or not to hemp

It's in drinks, it's in food, it's in your clothes, and it's even in pet products! But despite the sudden rise and popularity, hemp has hit a speed bump in Christchurch New Zealand. Hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant, unlike its famous family member marijuana it does not have psychoactive properties, obtains…

Breaking down ‘reef toxic’ sunscreen

From a country with a giant ozone hole above it, I know the importance of sunscreen. However, it appears that some sunscreens are proving hazardous to the world around us. As some islands are now discovering, the very lotion we have been using to protect ourselves may be harming the underwater worlds we visit. A…