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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 >>

SMC Heads-Up: Stomach bugs, communicating disasters

Friday, 17 October 2014, 4:59 pm | Science Media Centre

Science fails to settle food stoush Following public pressure, the Ministry for Primary Industries has released reports investigating the source of the outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis , but admits it hasn't nailed ... More >>

The Press launches new science page

Friday, 3 October 2014, 3:05 pm | Science Media Centre

The Press newspaper expands on its science coverage fromMonday with the launch of Catalyst, a weekly page devoted to science stories. More >>

Volcanic eruption in Japan - experts respond

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:56 pm | Science Media Centre

Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted suddenly over the weekend, when the popular recreational site was crowded with hikers, resulting in significant casualties. More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Climate summit, paracetamol-ADHD link, SAVVY

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:09 pm | Science Media Centre

Climate Summit; Science Radar; Paracetamol & ADHD; Science Media SAVVY; Quoted; Friday video; Policy news; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Whaling decision, artificial sweetener debate, squids

Friday, 19 September 2014, 3:53 pm | Science Media Centre

Whaling decision; Science Radar; Artifical debate; Disasters; Quoted; Election Q&A; Friday video; Policy news; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Scientific whaling' decision - experts respond

Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:09 pm | Science Media Centre

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has voted in favour of a resolution restricting Japan's 'scientific whaling' program, but a representative of the country says they will proceed anyway . More >>

Suspected Ebola case in Australia - experts respond

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:57 pm | Science Media Centre

A 25 year old Australian man, who has recently returned from a visit to the Ebola-affected Congo, has been admitted to a Gold Coast hospital after experiencing Ebola-like symptoms. More >>

Ozone efforts impact climate - experts respond

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 2:42 pm | Science Media Centre

Destruction of the planet's protective ozone layer is slowing, according to the latest scientific assessment, but full impacts on global climate are still coming clear. More >>

 

 

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