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Scientists discover new class of flavonoids

Published: Wed 18 Sep 2019 10:50 AM
Scientists at Plant & Food Research, along with colleagues at Lincoln University and overseas, have recently discovered a brand new class of flavonoid pigments called “auronidins”. Read more...

Fiordland air samples revealing carbon secrets

Published: Wed 18 Sep 2019 09:29 AM
Air samples from the native Fiordland forest are being collected by researchers as one of the first steps in an ambitious new NIWA-led project to reassess New Zealand’s carbon budget. The project, called CarbonWatch NZ, aims to build the world’s first ... Read more...

Air pollution reaches the placenta – Expert Reaction

Published: Wed 18 Sep 2019 08:22 AM
Researchers have found black carbon particles in the placenta of pregnant women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy. Read more...

GNS Science research projects help secure energy future

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019 05:04 PM
New Zealand’s goal to be carbon-zero by 2050 is a step closer today, thanks to two major projects launched and led by GNS Science. Read more...

New research finds missing link between active volcanoes

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019 10:38 AM
Rifting and volcanic activity in the Taupō Volcanic Zone (TVZ) is strongly related to the evolution of two ridges north-east of New Zealand which continue to move apart, according to new research led by GNS Science experts. Read more...

Marsden Point pipeline rupture inquiry – Expert Reaction

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019 09:13 AM
The government has released the report of an inquiry into the fuel supply disruption caused by the rupture of a key pipeline in September 2017. Read more...

Severe Weather makes way for settled weather

Published: Mon 16 Sep 2019 12:17 PM
A strong cold front is expected to make landfall today (Monday) bringing plenty of Severe Weather with it. MetService has issued Strong Wind Watches and Orange Warnings for almost all the South Island and central New Zealand. Read more...

The Power of Wind

Published: Fri 13 Sep 2019 11:20 AM
How will Emirates Team New Zealand’s boat harness wind power to reach speeds of almost 95km/hr when the America’s Cup is sailed in the Hauraki Gulf in March 2021? Read more...

$1.1M to be invested into Māori-led research

Published: Fri 13 Sep 2019 11:06 AM
This investment by the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge and industry partners will seek to establish two new highly functional natural foods - Karengo (a type of edible seaweed) and Mamaku (tree fern). The HVN Challenge is ... Read more...

Steroids help preterm babies and mums

Published: Fri 13 Sep 2019 10:37 AM
Two common forms of a life-saving steroid treatment for preterm babies have been shown to be equally effective and safe in a large New Zealand-Australian clinical trial – though the cheaper one may have a slight advantage. The treatment, discovered ... Read more...
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