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Reports of increased earthquakes in 2018 - Expert reaction

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:18 pm | Science Media Centre

A media report from the weekend suggests a link between the Earth's rotation and an increase in intense earthquakes. More >>

Herbicides linked to antibiotic resistance - Expert reaction

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:59 pm | Science Media Centre

New Zealand researchers have found the active ingredients in commonly-used weed killers can cause bacteria to be less susceptible to antibiotics. More >>

SMC: Gene drives in conservation

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:43 pm | Science Media Centre

Gene drives in conservation Researchers have called for caution when considering the possible future use of gene editing technologies for conservation. More >>

SMC: 2017 another scorcher year

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:06 pm | Science Media Centre

2017 another scorcher year 2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO’s) provisional statement on the state of the climate. More >>

2017 set to be another scorcher - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:43 am | Science Media Centre

2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO's) provisional statement on the state of the climate. More >>

SMC: Marsden Fund awards $84m

Friday, 3 November 2017, 3:41 pm | Science Media Centre

A total of 133 research projects have been funded in the latest round of the Marsden Fund, for a total of $84.6 million. More >>

$84.6m awarded by Marsden Fund - Expert reaction

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 2:17 pm | Science Media Centre

A total of 133 research projects have been funded in the latest round of the Marsden Fund, for a total of $84.6 million – an increase over last year's $65m. More >>

SMC: Climate's impact on NZ health and more

Friday, 27 October 2017, 4:38 pm | Science Media Centre

Climate's impact on NZ health Climate change will impact human health both directly – through heat waves and weather events – and indirectly by challenging our mental health, according to a new report. More >>

10 Year Target to Boost Research & Development

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 8:59 am | Science Media Centre

The Labour-New Zealand First coalition will undertake to increase spending on research & development to 2% of GDP over ten years, according to the agreement released yesterday . More >>

Science could be in for shake-up

Friday, 20 October 2017, 3:04 pm | Science Media Centre

With strong policy commitments on R&D spending, climate change and freshwater quality, science funding and research priorities may change. More >>

Science Deadline

Friday, 13 October 2017, 2:40 pm | Science Media Centre

In this issue: Camera project shows extent of junk food, booze ads, orca-sized toothache, and 21 medals for NZ researchers. More >>

Volcanic activity in Bali, Vanuatu, Mexico - Expert reaction

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 5:18 pm | Science Media Centre

A mass evacuation has been ordered from Vanuatu's Ambae Island following a volcanic eruption. GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott is heading to Vanuatu on Friday to work with the local GeoHazards Group. He provided some background information on ... More >>

What is AMB-FUBINACA? - Expert reaction

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:19 pm | Science Media Centre

Yesterday, New Zealand Police confirmed 20 deaths linked to synthetic drugs since July. Most of the samples from people who had died, and those seized in raids by police, were found to contain the dangerous chemical AMB-FUBINACA. More >>

Cassini's grand Saturn finale - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:42 pm | Science Media Centre

After a 20 year mission, NASA's spacecraft Cassini will meet its demise this week by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up. More >>

Political parties on science

Friday, 25 August 2017, 4:37 pm | Science Media Centre

Political parties on science With election season in full swing, the SMC canvassed political parties on 10 science-related issues. More >>

Election 2017 and science

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:02 am | Science Media Centre

Ahead of the 2017 general election, scheduled to be held on September 23, the Science Media Centre posed ten science-related policy questions to political parties. More >>

$20,000 in grants awarded to science journalism projects

Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:27 am | Science Media Centre

Journalists around the country are getting underway on important stories ranging from driverless cars to gene editing to sea level rise this week, thanks to grants issued in the first round of the Aotearoa-New Zealand Science Journalism Fund. Twenty ... More >>

Science Deadline: Water royalties, seabed mining, Kauri

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:12 pm | Science Media Centre

Fresh water policies abound National and Labour touted their fresh water policies this week, with Jacinda Adern's announcement to charge farmers and water bottlers a royalty making the biggest splash. On Tuesday, National announced that 100 rivers ... More >>

SMC ALERT: Preventing the spread of Kauri dieback

Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:10 am | Science Media Centre

Scientists say the best chance of preventing the spread of kauri dieback disease is compliance: use the cleaning stations, stay on track and don't go in closed-off areas. More >>

Science Deadline - this Week in Sci-Tech

Friday, 28 July 2017, 3:50 pm | Science Media Centre

Following eight deaths in Auckland related to 'synthetic cannabis', police are warning citizens away from the dangerous drugs. More >>

 

 

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