Swedish 24/7 childcare

The BBC's Maddy Savage has just been visiting one of the Swedish childcare centres that look after children 24/7; yes, even overnight!

Grapefruit and medicine Pt 2

A follow up to last week's story about the potentially dangerous interactions between grapefruit and some of our most commonly prescribed drugs. We got loads of questions about the possible differences between US and New Zealand grapefruit. Dr Dorothy Saville of the University of Otago has studied this.


Asthma causes and treatments, and exploring why New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world. With Dr Lynn McBain.

UV detector

A device designed by a team of Auckland students to measure sunburn and the dangers of UV exposure wins the right to represent New Zealand in a global competition for young inventors. Muthu Chidambaram is on Team InfinityTek.

Tech news

Charles Arthur beams in with the latest technology news. This week, the US reconsiders its ban on ereaders on planes. Also, apps that help your driving and save you fuel.

Global history of gin

The history of gin - from Dutch genever to London Dry to today's artisanal and botanical concoctions. Lesley Jacobs Solmonson is the author of "Gin: a Global History" (Reaktion Books).

Stress detecting smartphone

Dirk Trossen of Cambridge University is working on a really smart smartphone that can tell when you're getting stressed out.