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SMC Bulletin - The state of NZ's air quality

Friday, 19 October 2018, 4:12 pm | Science Media Centre

The state of NZ's air quality The Ministry for the Environment’s latest environmental report shows that air quality in New Zealand is generally good, but some issues persist More >>

SMC Bulletin - Limiting warming to 1.5C

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:39 pm | Science Media Centre

Limiting warming to 1.5C The world needs to get to net zero carbon by 2050 to avoid warming by more than 1.5C, according to the IPCC. More >>

Mice bred with two mums - Expert Reaction

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:45 am | Science Media Centre

Researchers from China have bred healthy mice with two mums (and no dad) that went on to have normal pups of their own. More >>

Freshwater agenda – Expert Reaction

Monday, 8 October 2018, 5:20 pm | Science Media Centre

A blueprint for the Government's freshwater agenda , which sets out key objectives for improving water quality over the next two years, has been released today. More >>

IPCC 1.5C report - Expert Reaction

Monday, 8 October 2018, 2:06 pm | Science Media Centre

The IPCC's latest special report - Global Warming of 1.5C - has been released at a press conference in Incheon, South Korea. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Should we use GE in plants?

Friday, 5 October 2018, 4:18 pm | Science Media Centre

A new discussion paper evaluates the potential uses and risks of gene editing for New Zealand’s primary industries. More >>

River water quality report – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:50 am | Science Media Centre

A river quality report and interactive from Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has measured the health of our rivers through data on 10-year trends from sites around the country. More >>

Gene editing in primary industries – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:47 am | Science Media Centre

A new discussion paper evaluates the potential uses of gene editing for New Zealand’s primary industries. More >>

Sulawsi quake and tsunami – Expert Reaction v2

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 12:06 pm | Science Media Centre

On Friday Evening, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi. The quake and resulting tsunami killed at least 800 people and displaced more than 50,000. More >>

Sulawsi quake and tsunami – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 11:50 am | Science Media Centre

On Friday Evening, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi. The quake and resulting tsunami killed at least 800 people and displaced more than 50,000. These numbers are expected to grow as the rescue teams ... More >>

SMC Bulletin - Get on board with blockchain

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:56 pm | Science Media Centre

Get on board with blockchain New Zealand should get on board with blockchain, including cryptocurrency, according to a report funded by the Law Foundation. More >>

Mozzies knocked out with gene drive - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 8:53 am | Science Media Centre

UK researchers say they've successfully used a CRISPR-based gene drive to cause the collapse of a population of caged malaria-carrying mosquitoes. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Aus strawberries needled

Friday, 21 September 2018, 3:42 pm | Science Media Centre

Aus strawberries needled Australia's strawberry industry was dealt a massive blow this week when needles were found in the fruit, by people who had purchased them from local stores. More >>

Global TB burden falling - Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:18 pm | Science Media Centre

The global burden of tuberculosis is falling, but faster detection and treatment would help the process, according to a new World Health Organization report. More >>

Needles found in Australian strawberries - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 11:57 am | Science Media Centre

Two of New Zealand's major supermarket chains have halted the distribution of strawberries from Australia after sewing needles were found in Queensland-grown crops. More >>

BPA alternatives questioned

Friday, 14 September 2018, 4:22 pm | Science Media Centre

Replacements for BPA in plastics might cause similar reproductive problems in lab mice as the original ingredient does. More >>

SMC Bulletin - 1080 back in the public eye

Friday, 7 September 2018, 4:50 pm | Science Media Centre

1080 back in the public eye The use and safety of 1080 for pest control has re-entered public discussion in recent weeks. More >>

1080 use in NZ - Expert Q&A v2

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:35 pm | Science Media Centre

The use and safety of 1080 for pest control has re-entered public discussion in recent weeks. More >>

Probiotic health benefits after antibiotics

Friday, 7 September 2018, 10:20 am | Science Media Centre

Embargoed until 3am NZT Friday 7 September Just taking probiotics won't necessarily mean they actually take up residence in your gut. Through a series of experiments looking inside the human gut, researchers from Israel show that many people's digestive ... More >>

Science journalism fund awards five new projects

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 10:57 am | Science Media Centre

The winners of the third round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund will receive over $17,000 in new grants to cover science topics for a range of media outlets. More >>

 

 

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