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Science Deadline - June 26

Friday, 26 June 2015, 3:25 pm | Science Media Centre

Antarctica is teeming with life, but that life needs protection, say the authors of a new review published in Nature . More >>

SMC Science Deadline: Ecstasy, rethinking GM, water

Friday, 19 June 2015, 4:58 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: Easing up on ecstasy, rethinking GM and protecting NZ's waters Issue 333, 19 Jun 2015 New from the SMC Reflections: Dr Anne Galloway on live animal shipments Expert Reaction: Should pure ‘ecstasy’ be regulated? Expert Reaction: ... More >>

Hemp oil, sexism in science and planning public engagement

Friday, 12 June 2015, 5:00 pm | Science Media Centre

This week saw researchers and comms managers from across the science system come together to share ideas for better communications and public engagement. More >>

Cannabidiol as a seizure treatment - Expert reaction

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 2:07 pm | Science Media Centre

Health authorities have approved the use of cannabis derived medication Elixinol - on a one-off basis - to treat a coma patient encountering ongoing seizures. But does it work? More >>

Deadline: Social media, climate targets, top scientists

Friday, 5 June 2015, 5:00 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: How NZ research institutions use social media, climate targets and honouring top scientists More >>

Science Deadline

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:31 pm | Science Media Centre

The national Budget, announced yesterday, reveals a number of new science and innovation initiatives - including science for the regions, R&D boosts, and better monitoring of the science system. More >>

Doomed spacecraft, methane breakthrough and landslides

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:38 pm | Science Media Centre

A Russian spacecraft due to deliver supplies to the International Space Station has failed in its mission and is now spinning uncontrollably as it orbits Earth. More >>

This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:51 pm | Science Media Centre

In an unexpected - and potentially unwelcome - world first, Chinese researchers have tweaked the genomes of human embryos. More >>

Scientists on speaking out

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:49 pm | Science Media Centre

The NZAS's (New Zealand Association of Scientists) conference in Wellington today had experts sharing their experiences, and encouraging others, in speaking publicly. The conference, titled Going public: scientists speaking out on difficult issues ... More >>

Deadline: A comms conundrum, DIY video and NZ mouth cancer

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:53 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: A comms conundrum, DIY video and NZ mouth cancer Issue 322, 02 Apr 2015 New from the SMC In the news: NZ falling behind in human rights issues Expert reaction: Does watching TV increase diabetes risk? Expert reaction: Mouth ... More >>

Pharma transparency needed

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:44 pm | Science Media Centre

Health researchers are calling for greater disclosure of payments from drug companies to doctors in New Zealand More >>

Skin cream spurs superbug

Friday, 20 March 2015, 3:36 pm | Science Media Centre

Over-prescribing of skin creams may have contributed to antibiotic resistance in New Zealand, according to research presented at a high profile conference this week. More >>

Poison powder threat

Friday, 13 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Science Media Centre

Scientists stepped up this week to explain the toxicity of 1080 poison as police went public on threats to food supply. More >>

Air quality could be better

Friday, 6 March 2015, 2:42 pm | Science Media Centre

New Zealand air quality is good but could be better, says the Parlimentary Commissioner for the Environment, who has called on the government to change the way it measures air quality. More >>

Q-fly, scientists on screen and fluoride study questioned

Friday, 27 February 2015, 3:42 pm | Science Media Centre

In the News: What can NZ learn from Japanese earthquakes? In the News: No link found between brain cancer and mobile use Expert Reaction: Water fluoridation and underactive thyroid Expert Reaction: Fruit fly incursion More >>

Ozone gains under threat

Friday, 20 February 2015, 3:18 pm | Science Media Centre

An unregulated class of ozone-depleting chemicals could undermine international ozone recovery efforts, say UK researchers. More >>

Short-lived chemicals threaten ozone progress

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:56 pm | Science Media Centre

19 February, 2015 Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion. More >>

Fat debate, TPPA medical fears and $1.9M fund for engagement

Friday, 13 February 2015, 5:10 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: Fat debate, TPPA medical fears and $1.9M fund for science engagement More >>

SMC Science Deadline: 3-way IVF, plate tectonics, animation

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 3:58 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: Sliding plates; Animation stations; Three-way IVF?; Policy updates; Sciblogs; New from the SMC; Events More >>

SMC Deadline: Fishy supplements, missing rock wren and RMA

Friday, 23 January 2015, 2:49 pm | Science Media Centre

New from the SMC ‘Fishy’ labels for fish oil supplements Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes – expert responds Proposed Resource Management Act changes- experts respond Fish oil capsules fall short on quality, freshness – experts respond 2014 hottest year ... More >>

 

 

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