The April issue of North & South
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The April issue of North & South
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Force to be reckoned with

Mark Scott investigates an extraordinary case in Napier that highlights concerns over the firepower of our supposedly unarmed police force.

The brain gain

Can a normal but ageing brain be rewired to function more efficiently? Margo White talks to a science writer who put that theory to the test. PLUS an update on two groundbreaking New Zealand research projects.

Wild horses

Once a year, horse lovers are given access to army land at Waiouru to see Kaimanawa horses running free. Nicola Edmonds went along for the ride.

Purple reign

The Kiwi blackcurrant is being hailed globally as the fat-burning, performance-boosting superfood of 2017. Donna-Marie Lever looks at the science beyond the hype.

Mussel power

Forty years ago, a bearded mollusc became one of our first commercial “superfoods”. Joanna Wane meets the mussel man.

Are your Saturdays yellow?

A kind of cross-wiring in the brain has some people hearing shapes, tasting numbers or even seeing time. Kate Evans dives into the weird world of synaesthesia.

Also in North & South this month:

Margo White ponders the future of ethical protein eating; Jenny Nicholls looks at the crushing workload of those on the health frontlines; Phil Gifford pays tribute to the wonderfully weird well of America’s southern sound; Travel to India’s Varanasi for a heartwarming “story about a boy”, plus dip into some tall tales from Greytown. And more!

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