24 May 2018

The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Andrew Clay (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 24 May 2018

A new study has discovered why some people are worse at taking orders than others and it's all about how your brain works. The study found people were more control-averse due to activity in two areas of the brain. Essentially, it boiled down to trust in the people giving the orders. We ask the panelists if they're more of a maverick or rule-follower. Plus we hear some celebrity advice. What the Panelists Nadine Higgins and Andrew Clay want to talk about. A European study argues testing methods are not good enough to predict the impact of 'biodegradable' plastic in marine habitats. Products that may have passed the biodegardability could still take a long time to degrade in lakes, rivers and oceans. Professor of Engineering Thomas Neitzert joins the show to tell us why biodegradable plastic could be dangerous for the enviornment. National has accused speaker Trevor Mallard of "pushing" the story about an MP allegedly making a sexist remark about the Prime Minister. It comes after Paula Bennett walked out of Question Time over the Speaker's system of adding or removing questions as a form of punishment. We discuss the issues with political law professor Andrew Geddis.