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MYBs generate 'wow factors' in fruits and vegetables

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 11:05 AM
Novelty and health benefits play a major role in influencing consumers’ purchasing decisions and are often controlled in the plant by a family of proteins called MYBs. Understanding how these work could result in new fruits and vegetables on the supermarket ... Read more...

ESR testing drinking water filters

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:42 AM
Water suppliers may soon have more effective ways to assess the performance of water filtration systems in drinking water treatment for their communities. Read more...

More funding for community based science in Taranaki

Published: Fri 20 Jul 2018 10:17 AM
Taranaki’s Curious Minds continues to grow with the announcement of funding for a new community science project to be undertaken in 2018, and more funding for additional projects this year. Read more...

Another Wet and Windy Weekend

Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018 12:36 PM
After a relatively settled midweek, MetService is forecasting the return of some wetter and windier weather for the weekend. While the wettest weather is expected on for the West Coast, rain is set to spread to the North Island for Sunday. Gales ... Read more...

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion

Published: Wed 18 Jul 2018 03:56 PM
GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion GE ryegrass is still at the starting line, after unimpressive results from US field trials. Approval was given in April 2017, for a one-year trial in the US State of Missouri, but AgResearch costly GE ryegrass ... Read more...

Mite might trim old man’s beard

Published: Wed 18 Jul 2018 11:02 AM
A gall mite may be introduced to New Zealand to control the pervasive weed old man’s beard, if an application to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) succeeds. Read more...

Faulty science and ethics in DNA analyses of ‘Ata’

Published: Wed 18 Jul 2018 10:48 AM
University of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding research into the much publicised alien-like “Atacama mummy”. Read more...

James Dyson Award deadline nears

Published: Tue 17 Jul 2018 11:59 AM
Ingenious inventions roll-in as the James Dyson Award deadline nears If you haven’t entered your project yet, there’s still time. Read more...

Potential for Antarctica to become plastics dumping ground

Published: Tue 17 Jul 2018 11:48 AM
Antarctica is not as isolated from the rest of the world as scientists have thought, new research reveals, with potential for drifting plastics to create problems in the continent in future and new species to colonise there as the climate warms. Read more...

Cooler and Drier Start to Summer For Some New Zealanders

Published: Mon 16 Jul 2018 03:11 PM
Hamilton, New Zealand, 16 July 2018. A sub seasonal and seasonal forecast updated every ten days can be very helpful when monitoring an evolving El Niño. Last week an El Niño watch was released with the regular ENSO update by the NOAA Climate Prediction ... Read more...
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