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SMC Heads-Up: Climate check, science podcasting, population

Friday, 18 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Science Media Centre

Climate update; Podcasting workshop; On the radar; Organics better?; Population change; Quoted; Policy news Friday video New from the SMC Sciblogs highlights Sci-tech events More >>

Health benefits of organic food - experts respond

Monday, 14 July 2014, 4:34 pm | Science Media Centre

In contrast to earlier research, a new study has found that organic crops have measurable health benefits -- namely that they are higher in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Alzheimer's blood test, big dish, bird decline

Friday, 11 July 2014, 2:15 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Alzheimer's test; Bird decline; Radio dish; Quoted; Policy news; Friday video; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Water limits, food labelling and yeti

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:57 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Water quality Food labels Yetis debunked Quoted Friday video Policy news New from the SMC Sciblogs highlights Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: mining, new SAVVY pricing, AUT's giant squid

Friday, 20 June 2014, 3:07 pm | Science Media Centre

PCE Updates; Antarctic biodiversity; Breast cancer; SAVVY courses; Ocean sampling day; Quoted; Friday video; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Sheep genome, fracking, high-level science

Friday, 6 June 2014, 2:33 pm | Science Media Centre

The mapping of the whole genome of the humble sheep will open up new avenues of research for improving the health and quality of New Zealand's most populous farm animal. More >>

DNA reveals kiwi's 'bizzare' relative

Friday, 23 May 2014, 3:21 pm | Science Media Centre

A new study has found that the Kiwi's closest relative is the extinct elephant bird - a 2.3 metre tall, 250 kilogram monster from Madagascar. More >>

SMC Heads Up

Friday, 2 May 2014, 3:23 pm | Science Media Centre

Superbugs a global issue - WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) this week released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance, including resistance to antibiotic drugs. The report, which also includes information on resistance to medicines for ... More >>

'Legal highs' and animal testing - experts respond

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1:23 pm | Science Media Centre

New psychoactive substances laws require manufacturers to provide evidence that their product poses a 'low risk' to consumers before they can market it. Can they do it without animal testing? More >>

WHO Global antibiotic resistance report - experts respond

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 12:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Overnight, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance, including resistance to antibiotic drugs. The report, which also includes information on resistance to medicines for treating other infections ... More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Science miscommunication, Antarctic horizons

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 3:03 pm | Science Media Centre

Science communication; Antartic Horizons; Quoted; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

A road map for curbing carbon

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 4:35 pm | Science Media Centre

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group 3 report on greenhouse gas mitigation was finalised in Berlin on Sunday. According to the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, it would be possible, ... More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Tamiflu debate, IPCC and new media guide

Friday, 11 April 2014, 3:03 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Tamiflu; IPCC report; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Climate concerns, fruit fly, milk

Friday, 4 April 2014, 3:45 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue: IPCC; Fruit fly fears; A2 milk; Sciblogs highlights; New from the SMC; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Chilean earthquake - experts respond

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:30 am | Science Media Centre

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake was centred 86km north-west of Iquique in northern Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued for Chile, Peru and Ecuador and a tsunami watch is in effect for Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Pest costs, DIY climate modelling, kauri

Friday, 28 March 2014, 3:22 pm | Science Media Centre

Pests an expensive problem – RSNZ; Climate report on the horizon; Kauri dieback detected in Coromandel; Do-it-yourself Climate modelling More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Cyclone Lusi, Fellowship, freshwater science

Friday, 14 March 2014, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

Tropical cyclone Lusi is heading towards New Zealand and expected to bring heavy rain, high winds and storm surges. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Fluoride ruling, sea lions, measles

Friday, 7 March 2014, 4:34 pm | Science Media Centre

In This Issue Fluoride ruling; On the radar; Sea lions; Measles; Policy News; Upcoming briefings; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Flu trends, briefings, stats training

Friday, 28 February 2014, 2:10 pm | Science Media Centre

A new study in the journal Nature describes a model that can successfully predict changes in seasonal human influenza virus from year to year. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Pig cell trial, food packaging

Friday, 21 February 2014, 3:32 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up: Pig cell trial on hold, controversial science and food packaging worries - PLUS Science Media SAVVY! More >>

 

 

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