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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 >>

2014 hottest year on record - Experts respond

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:41 am | Science Media Centre

The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. More >>

SMC Deadline: viral science and and another 'Big Dry'?

Friday, 16 January 2015, 3:25 pm | Science Media Centre

The SMC starts 2015 with a new look newsletter and exciting plans for science media we'd like you to be involved in. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tsunami anniversary, kicking the habit

Friday, 19 December 2014, 2:30 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Merry Christmas; Science radar; Kicking the habit; Boxing Day Tsunami; Policy news; SAVVY; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights More >>

Year in Review: the big science stories of 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:39 pm | Science Media Centre

It was a dramatic year for science, one that witnessed a severe outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and an historic mission to land a space probe on a comet. More >>

What do Kiwis think of science? -- experts respond

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:21 pm | Science Media Centre

New Zealanders rate science highly and consider it important for the country's international competitiveness, improving health and preserving the environment, according to a new nationwide survey. The Public Attitudes Towards Science and Technology Survey, ... More >>

What do Kiwis think of science? - experts respond

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:27 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC(NZ) ALERT: What do Kiwis think of science? - experts respond New Zealanders rate science highly and consider it important for the country's international competitiveness, improving health and preserving the environment, according to a new nationwide survey. ... More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Sea levels, drones, science medals, penguins

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:09 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Sea-level rise; Science radar; Drone briefing; Research Honours; Friday video; Policy news; Quoted; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Dawn whales, #shirtstorms and antibiotics

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:02 pm | Science Media Centre

Ancient NZ whale; Science radar; A 'shirty' situation; Antibiotic awareness; Friday video; Policy news; Quoted; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Rosetta landing success - expert responds

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1:38 pm | Science Media Centre

The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission successfully landed the Philae space probe on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, just after 5am (NZT) this morning. More >>

Safe IVF in New Zealand - experts respond

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 10:35 am | Science Media Centre

New Zealand and Australia are world leaders when it comes to safe In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), according to a new report summarising the latest data from the two countries. More >>

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:31 pm | Science Media Centre

High milk intake and increased mortality - experts respond A high milk intake in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death, suggests Swedish research. More >>

 

 

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