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Brain Research NZ Features in International Programme

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 04:07 PM
Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia. To raise awareness about the condition, Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) has highlighted their efforts to research and combat dementia in ‘Every Three Seconds’, an international documentary ... Read more...

Busy season for NIWA scientists in Antarctica

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 03:49 PM
The new science season at Antarctica is just a few days away from opening and NIWA researchers are busy packing containers and shipping them to the ice where they will be reunited with them in the coming months. The summer science season lasts for about ... Read more...

Scientists in the age of ‘fake news’

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 03:40 PM
ESR’s new Chief Scientist says at a time when there is an increasing distrust of experts, scientists have a responsibility to communicate in a simple and clear way. Watch Brett Cowan talk on this interesting topic. Read more...

Heavy snow, rain and bitterly cold southwest gales

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 12:25 PM
Snow has fallen to 300 metres over parts of southern New Zealand this morning, and there’s more snow to come through to the middle of this week. Read more...

SMC Bulletin - Aus strawberries needled

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 03:42 PM
Aus strawberries needled Australia's strawberry industry was dealt a massive blow this week when needles were found in the fruit, by people who had purchased them from local stores. Read more...

Want to tell NZ about Antarctic science ... from Antarctica?

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 11:21 AM
If you’re an educator, journalist, artist or influencer and want to tell New Zealanders about Antarctic science and why it’s important … read on! Read more...

Miscanthus shelter boosts farm productivity

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018 09:51 AM
Miscanthus – a the giant sterile perennial woody grass - was originally brought into New Zealand to be grown as a renewable energy crop, primarily for boiler fuel. While this is still a very valid and appropriate use, innovative Kiwis have been ... Read more...

Enjoy the weekend weather as change is coming

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 01:21 PM
MetService is encouraging everyone to make the most of the weekend’s weather as a cold front approaches from the south bringing a return of ‘winter-like’ conditions. Read more...

Democratising carbon fibre from Auckland

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018 09:52 AM
An Auckland company has come up with a way of making the miracle carbon fibre material available to all. Read more...

Global TB burden falling - Expert Q&A

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018 02:18 PM
The global burden of tuberculosis is falling, but faster detection and treatment would help the process, according to a new World Health Organization report. Read more...
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