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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 >>

Possible sexual transmission of Zika virus

Friday, 4 March 2016, 9:51 am | Science Media Centre

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

Push for Keytruda funding - Expert reaction

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 12:52 pm | Science Media Centre

Public pressure is growing for the Government to fund the melanoma drug Keytruda, listed as 'low priority' by drug funding agency PHARMAC. More >>

Stem cell sperm, talcum cancer case, haere mai Mātau Taiao!

Friday, 26 February 2016, 4:18 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: Stem cell sperm, talcum cancer case & haere mai Mātau Taiao! Issue 363, 26 Feb 2016 Top news from scimex.org the Science Media Centre's news sharing platform. Antarctica more sensitive to climate change than expected ... More >>

Functional sperm created from stem cells in mice

Friday, 26 February 2016, 9:48 am | Science Media Centre

Scientists in China have created functioning sperm from mice stem cells in the laboratory. More >>

Five years on: the Christchurch 2011 quake

Friday, 19 February 2016, 11:58 am | Science Media Centre

Five years after the biggest disaster in modern New Zealand, experts share their experiences and thoughts. More >>

This week in sci-tech

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:24 pm | Science Media Centre

The WHO has declared an international emergency as Zika virus continues to spread - and dominate international media coverage. More >>

Zika fears, breastfeeding benefits and Albatross TV

Friday, 29 January 2016, 4:26 pm | Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: Zika fears, breastfeeding benefits and Albatross TV Issue 359, 29 Jan 2016 More >>

2015 hottest year on record - Expert reaction

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 3:05 pm | Science Media Centre

Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest on record, according to independent analyses by NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) , and the UK Met Office. More >>

 

 

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