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SMC Bulletin - Overseer: fit for regulation?

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:12 pm | Science Media Centre

Overseer: fit for regulation? The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment recommends the farm management software Overseer is reviewed and upgraded before it can be used to regulate nitrogen pollution from farms. More >>

24/7 national geohazards monitoring centre - Expert Q&A

Friday, 14 December 2018, 2:41 pm | Science Media Centre

A National Geohazards Monitoring Centre has gone live today and will provide round-the-clock monitoring of earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanic activity. The process for the centre, which is located at GNS Science in Lower Hutt, was set in motion ... More >>

Top Ten Science Stories of 2018

Friday, 14 December 2018, 2:35 pm | Science Media Centre

From tracking down the alleged Golden State Killer to ‘gene-edited babies’ – it’s time to take a look at the issues that shook the science world over the past 12 months. More >>

Regulating farm runoff - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:11 pm | Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has reviewed whether the farm management software Overseer is fit for purpose in a regulatory context. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Mental Health, Addiction report

Friday, 7 December 2018, 5:15 pm | Science Media Centre

Mental Health, Addiction report The Government has released the report from the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry. More >>

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in Oamaru - Expert Reaction

Friday, 7 December 2018, 11:00 am | Science Media Centre

Reports suggest live Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have been found in a package shipped from the United States and received in Oamaru. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Gene-editing claim concerns

Friday, 30 November 2018, 6:55 pm | Science Media Centre

Internationally, scientists and ethicists have expressed concerns after claims that researchers in China used CRISPR gene editing in human embryos that resulted in live births. More >>

Reports of a gene-edited baby in China - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:37 am | Science Media Centre

Chinese researchers have claimed to have used CRISPR gene editing in human embryos that have resulted in the birth of twin girls - one with the edited gene and one without. More >>

Global burden of neurological disease - Expert Q&A

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:09 pm | Science Media Centre

New research shows neurological disorders like motor neuron, stroke, and Parkinson's are the leading cause of disability worldwide. International and local neurology experts will gather in Auckland this week for a summit on brain health to discuss ... More >>

Science Deadline

Friday, 23 November 2018, 2:59 pm | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Biosecurity funding boost, Mars landing site chosen and our first 2019 SAVVY More >>

Twitter bots spreading misinformation - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:06 pm | Science Media Centre

Twitter bots play an enormous role in spreading misinformation, according to a study conducted during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. More >>

Funding boost for kauri dieback - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:02 pm | Science Media Centre

The Government has today announced a funding increase of $13.75 million over three years for research to combat the spread of kauri dieback and myrtle rust. More >>

Mars 2020 landing site - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 2:04 pm | Science Media Centre

NASA has announced the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover, which is due to touch down in February 2021 in a mission to search for signs of ancient life. A giant impact basin known as the Jezero Crater was the winning site from four final contenders ... More >>

SMC Bulletin - Polar ice sheets under 1.5C

Friday, 16 November 2018, 7:20 pm | Science Media Centre

Under the Paris Agreement, nations agreed to limit global warming to less than 2C above pre-industrial levels, but even that might not be enough to stop the collapse of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. More >>

Meningococcal W – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:31 am | Science Media Centre

A rare strain of meningococcal disease has killed 6 people this year, triggering the Ministry of Health to ask doctors and emergency departments to be on alert for symptoms. More >>

Seed banking and native trees - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:28 am | Science Media Centre

Traditional seed banking - storing seeds at low temperatures - will fail to save a third of the world's tree species from extinction, according to new research from one of the world's largest seed banks. More >>

How does blue light affect us? - Expert Reaction v2

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:04 am | Science Media Centre

A new report from Royal Society Te Apārangi summarises what we know about how our increased exposure to artificial blue light affects us and our environment. More >>

Ice sheets under 1.5C warming - Expert Reaction v2

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 9:59 am | Science Media Centre

Under the Paris Agreement, nations agreed to limit global warming to less than 2C above pre-industrial levels, but even that might not be enough to stop the collapse of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Marsden Fund awards $85m

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:55 pm | Science Media Centre

Marsden Fund awards $85m A total of 136 research projects, ranging from virtual pregnancy to studying volcanoes from a ‘waka-lab’, have been given a funding boost in the latest round of the Marsden Fund. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Attitudes to euthanasia

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:13 pm | Science Media Centre

Attitudes to euthanasia A review of 20 years of research has indicated strong public support among Kiwis for euthanasia or assisted dying, and that support had remained stable over time. More >>

 

 

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