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Synthetic cannabis - Expert reaction

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 04:23 PM
The Chief Coroner and NZ Police have issued a warning following at least seven recent deaths in Auckland that they say appears to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. Read more...

Science Deadline: Auckland's unpredictable volcanoes

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 02:50 PM
Unpredictable volcanic past Auckland's volcanic past has been punctuated by periods of heightened activity and thousands of years of silence, according to two new research papers. Researchers from the DEVORA (Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland) research ... Read more...

New Giant Ocean Sunfish Species Discovered

Published: Thu 20 Jul 2017 12:16 PM
20 July, 2017 - A new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered and formally described by an international team of researchers from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the University of Otago, Hiroshima University and the University of Tokyo, and led ... Read more...

DEIMOS-1 captured Larsen C from space

Published: Wed 19 Jul 2017 05:04 PM
An image captured by the Earth Observation satellite Deimos-1 shows Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the recently calved A68 iceberg breaking into pieces. Read more...

Sleeping with the ‘enemy’ raises extinction risk

Published: Wed 19 Jul 2017 02:08 PM
Weta might be saying no to interspecies ardour, but human-induced environmental change is looming as a matchmaker. New research has been looking at a paradox animals at risk of extinction face - breeding themselves out of existence. Sleeping with the ... Read more...

Economic impact of weeds far greater than estimate

Published: Wed 19 Jul 2017 12:40 PM
The true cost of weeds to New Zealand’s agricultural economy is likely to be far higher than previous research would suggest, according to a new study funded by AgResearch. Read more...

Using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells

Published: Tue 18 Jul 2017 02:14 PM
A University of Canterbury PhD student is using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells and one day she hopes her research may be used to regrow missing body parts. Read more...

Science Deadline: Larsen C iceberg breaks away...

Published: Fri 14 Jul 2017 02:47 PM
Antarctica's newest iceberg After months of speculation, a trillion-tonne iceberg has calved off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf. Read more...

Potential new native flower species

Published: Fri 14 Jul 2017 10:23 AM
A small pale pink flower blooming from cracks and crevices along Auckland’s Oakley Creek has caught the eye of botanists who believe they may be propagating a new, previously unidentified native species of geranium. Read more...

Innovation vital to success of horticulture

Published: Fri 14 Jul 2017 09:25 AM
Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Read more...
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