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Warm weather for the weekend

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 12:41 PM
The weather is forecast to be fine and settled over the North Island, and many places can expect to see temperatures high in the 20s. However, clammy air trapped under the ridge will mean the warmth may feel sticky. Read more...

Antibiotics unlikely to be a major contributor to obesity

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:01 AM
A Better Start National Science Challenge’s research into the association between antibiotic exposure and childhood obesity is one of the largest studies of its kind ever conducted. It used a sample size of nearly 290,000 children and their mother’s ... Read more...

Scientists ID way to halt blinding eye disease

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 08:14 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 22, 2020 – Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people ... Read more...

Hillside foundations get a shake-up in cutting edge testing

Published: Wed 22 Jan 2020 02:32 PM
New shake testing of house foundations aims to ensure homes built on slopes are better able to withstand future earthquakes. Read more...

Teaming up to tackle sea level rise

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 12:40 PM
Sea level rise is an imminent threat to certain areas of the Wellington Region, so how will locals adapt to changing landscapes – four university students from the US are here to find out. Read more...

Summery days with cloudy starts

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 11:11 AM
MetService is forecasting fog or low cloud to affect a lot of the country in the coming days, however the afternoons look nice for many areas with warm temperatures and light winds. Read more...

Funding Applications for Southsci 2020 Now Open

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 11:09 AM
SouthSci is now accepting funding applications for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related projects in 2020. Read more...

Toxic algal blooms on the rise

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 10:27 AM
Dangerous toxic algal blooms in rivers are on the rise. The question is - will the Government’s new freshwater regulations, due mid-year, deal with the threat? Read more...

Drug lab tests 10,000th sample

Published: Fri 17 Jan 2020 01:59 PM
New psychoactive drugs and chemically concealed compounds have been among the thousands of suspected drug samples tested at a rapid screening lab near Auckland Airport. Read more...

It’s time to care about the insects

Published: Fri 17 Jan 2020 12:12 PM
While reports last year on insect decline calling the situation an ‘insect apocalypse’ have been widely criticised for their methods, Dr Chrissie Painting from the University of Waikato, along with 70 other researchers from 21 countries, says that there is ... Read more...
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