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Price effect of breaking from Kyoto - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 11:23 am | Science Media Centre

A new report says the Government would have got better bang for its buck if it had de-linked the emissions trading scheme promptly after announcing it would not sign up to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. More >>

Hawke's Bay campylobacter outbreak - Expert reaction

Monday, 15 August 2016, 1:32 pm | Science Media Centre

An outbreak of gastroenteritis - likely caused by Campylobacter - has sent at least 20 people to hospital in Hawke's Bay. More >>

Expert Q&A: Zika and the Rio Olympics

Friday, 5 August 2016, 12:12 pm | Science Media Centre

With the Rio Games about to kick off, we've asked NZ experts about Zika virus, the risks and recommended precautions. More >>

Science Deadline: NASA's flying telescope

Friday, 22 July 2016, 5:03 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: NASA's flying telescope, luring top science talent to NZ and guidelines for public engagement More >>

Plan to lure leading researchers to New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 3:54 pm | Science Media Centre

The 'Entrepreneurial Universities' initiatives will aim to bring 15 - 20 world-leading researchers to New Zealand, with our universities bidding for the opportunity to host them and their research teams. More >>

Little impact from 90-day law - Expert reaction

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:58 am | Science Media Centre

An economic analysis of employee and hiring data from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust has shown that the policy has led to little change in employment rates or employee mobility. More >>

Hot drinks classed as 'probably' causing cancer

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:31 am | Science Media Centre

The World Health Organization's cancer agency has found no conclusive evidence that coffee causes cancer but that drinking very hot drinks (65 °C or above) probably causes cancer of the oesophagus. More >>

Nanotechnology and food reports - Expert reaction

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 11:57 am | Science Media Centre

Nanomaterials currently used in food additives and packaging do not appear to pose a health risk but we will need to keep an eye on newer materials in the pipeline, reports Trans-tasman food regulator. More >>

Science Deadline. This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 27 May 2016, 3:13 pm | Science Media Centre

Yesterday's budget included new science and innovation funding, welcomed across the research sector. More >>

Budget 2016: Improving water quality - Expert reaction

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:54 pm | Science Media Centre

The national budget announced today introduces a new Freshwater Improvement Fund valued at $100 million. More >>

Low-carb, high fat diet advice questioned

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:17 am | Science Media Centre

Experts are questioning the findings of a new report from UK health charities that has called for an overhaul of dietary guidelines. More >>

Genetically engineered crops are safe

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 4:50 pm | Science Media Centre

Genetically engineered crops are safe, but new regulations are needed as the definition of GE organisms becomes blurred, say US academies. More >>

Fisheries catch under-reported - Expert reaction

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:28 am | Science Media Centre

"The question of how big the unreported catch may be is difficult. It sounds as if much of the information in the new report comes from interviews with fishers. Having used interviews in the past, I know these kinds of data are particularly uncertain, ... More >>

Flu jab better in the morning - Expert reaction

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:51 pm | Science Media Centre

The UK research, published in the journal Vaccine , compared the immune response of 276 older adults vaccinated in the morning or afternoon, and found that morning-vaccinated people had more influenza-fighting antibodies when tested one month later. More >>

Snapshot of our internet usage - Expert reaction

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 11:52 am | Science Media Centre

Online privacy concerns and inequality in internet access are highlighted in the latest New Zealand data from the World Internet Project. More >>

This week in sci-tech

Friday, 8 April 2016, 2:42 pm | Science Media Centre

The ritual killing of fellow humans played a key role in the origins of our modern, stratified society, according to new Kiwi research. Human Sacrifice More >>

Pest-free islands create big conservation gains

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 10:56 am | Science Media Centre

New Zealand is leading the world when it comes to preserving islands' unique and fragile wildlife by eliminating invasive mammals, according to new research. The international team of researchers, including several New Zealanders, systematically ... More >>

Fukushima and New Zealand - Expert reaction

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 10:52 am | Science Media Centre

Five years on from the Fukushima meltdown , the SMC asks if we have seen any effects in New Zealand. And have our attitudes towards nuclear power changed? More >>

Mosquito species found in New Zealand may carry Zika

Friday, 4 March 2016, 1:25 pm | Science Media Centre

The Zika virus may be carried by a mosquito species found in New Zealand, according to preliminary results from Brazilian researchers. More >>

Possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus in NZ

Friday, 4 March 2016, 11:51 am | Science Media Centre

The Ministry of Health has reported a case of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus in New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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