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UN pledges to battle superbugs - Expert reaction

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:36 pm | Science Media Centre

At a high-level meeting yesterday, all 193 United Nations member states have pledged to work together to tackle superbugs. The disease-causing bacteria, virues, fungi and parasites that have developed resistance to drugs pose a fundamental threat to ... More >>

Age change for cervical screening - Expert reaction

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 10:23 am | Science Media Centre

From 2018, women will begin cervical screening at age 25 – instead of 20 – based on evidence that suggests screening younger women does more harm than good. More >>

Antibacterial products banned in the US - Expert Q&A

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:16 pm | Science Media Centre

A substance found in many antibacterial consumer products - like handsoaps and toothpaste - has been banned from some products in the United States because of its environmental effects. New Zealand's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month accepted ... More >>

Local councils, medical trials and GMOs

Friday, 2 September 2016, 4:16 pm | Science Media Centre

Medical trials involving genetically modified vaccines and other GM treatments will still be allowed under planning changes Auckland and three other local councils are making. More >>

Science Deadline: Earthquake region, kiwi diversity

Friday, 2 September 2016, 3:59 pm | Science Media Centre

Ross Sea winds made Southern Ocean less salty Grass near power plants reveals carbon truths Boosting nursing mothers’ vitamin D benefits babies More >>

East Cape earthquake and tsunami warning - Expert Q&A

Friday, 2 September 2016, 1:34 pm | Science Media Centre

An early morning earthquake off the coast of the East Cape rattled many from their beds and sparked a tsunami warning. More >>

Glaciations drove kiwi diversity - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:21 am | Science Media Centre

A new study suggests kiwi are more diverse than previously thought, thanks to ice age glaciations driving evolution into multiple lineages. More >>

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 >>



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