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Science Deadline - This Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:31 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive. More >>

MfE reports on changes to NZ's landscapes - Expert reaction

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:53 pm | Science Media Centre

The extent to which we have changed our natural landscapes is highlighted in the latest instalment of the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ's environmental reporting. More >>

R&D tax incentive discussion document - Expert reaction

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 11:52 am | Science Media Centre

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive. More >>

Science Deadline: This week in Sci-tech

Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:22 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: No new oil permits, marine heatwaves heating up, and when did sweet potatoes spread? More >>

Offshore oil permits axed - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 4:44 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

The latest inventory of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions shows that there has been a 20 per cent increase in emissions from 1990 to 2016. More >>

Hotter, longer marine heatwaves over past century

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:09 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Marine heatwaves have been increasing in length, number and intensity over the past century, according to a study investigating global trends. More >>

SMC Bulletin - The costs of climate inaction

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

The costs of climate inaction A new report commissioned by Westpac suggests billions of dollars could be on the line if there is further delay in moving to a low-carbon economy. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Can we fix our prisons?

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:58 pm | Science Media Centre

Can we fix our prisons? Building new prisons won't fix the problem with New Zealand's justice system, instead, we need to focus on prevention and early intervention, according to a new report from the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. More >>

New Antibiotic Might Help Fight Against Superbug

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:40 am | Science Media Centre

A new family of antibiotics could help knock down drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study done in mice. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Self-driving car fatal accident

Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:47 pm | Science Media Centre

Self-driving car fatal accident A pedestrian in the US was killed this week in an accident involving a self-driving car, which is believed to be the first of this kind of accident. More >>

SMC: Fire-fighting foam - Expert Q&A

Friday, 23 March 2018, 1:50 pm | Science Media Centre

As a formal investigation continues into the use of certain fire-fighting foams in New Zealand, airports are being identified as still having stocks of the foams, use of which has been restricted since 2006. More >>

Pedestrian dies in self-driving car accident

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 11:47 am | Science Media Centre NZ

A woman has died in Arizona after being hit by an Uber self-driving car - it is reported to be the first time a pedestrian has died as a result of a self-driving car accident. More >>

Science Deadline: Tributes to Stephen Hawking flow

Friday, 16 March 2018, 4:08 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Tributes to Stephen Hawking flow, lead exposure endangers hearts, 'heat ' tobacco under fire, and the SMC is hiring More >>

Stephen Hawking dies age 76 - Experts respond Updated

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 8:49 pm | Science Media Centre

World-renowned cosmologist and pioneer in theoretical physics Stephen Hawking has died in the UK aged 76. More >>

Tobacco sticks claims of reduced harm questioned

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 1:10 pm | Science Media Centre

New US research finds that iQOS heat stick devices become hot enough to char tobacco and melt plastic, releasing toxic chemicals and increasing the amount of nicotine inhaled. More >>

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:26 am | Science Media Centre NZ

A number of car shipments were turned away at the border last month because they were infested with Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. The bug has spread across the globe from its original home in East Asia and is one of border security's most wanted. More >>

New round of science journalism projects awarded

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:18 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Journalists around the country are getting underway on important stories this week, thanks to grants issued in the second round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Green transport with biofuels

Friday, 2 March 2018, 3:39 pm | Science Media Centre

A new report from Scion suggests that New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry, but only if there is the will to act. More >>

Flu season and the influenza vaccine

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 11:26 am | Science Media Centre NZ

Following reports from the Northern Hemisphere that the latest season's vaccine was not as effective as expected, the SMC prepared a Q&A with influenza and immunisation experts ahead of the vaccine being made available here. More >>

Environmental economics report - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 5:14 pm | Science Media Centre

New Zealand's economy grew faster than the country's greenhouse gases over the past 25 years, according to a new report. More >>

 

 

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