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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 >>

1080 USE IN NZ - EXPERT Q&A

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 11:30 am | Science Media Centre

The Use And Safety of 1080 for Pest Control Has Re-Entered Public Discussion in Recent Weeks More >>

SMC Bulletin - Stabilising methane not enough

Friday, 31 August 2018, 4:23 pm | Science Media Centre

New research released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton highlights the impact methane from New Zealand’s livestock has on global warming. More >>

Beef feedlots in NZ - Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 3:41 pm | Science Media Centre

Intensive beef farming is the latest farming practice to be called into question by animal welfare activists. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Irrigation efficiency woes

Friday, 24 August 2018, 4:32 pm | Science Media Centre

Irrigation efficiency woes It might seem like common sense that increasing the efficiency of irrigation would save water, but the equation isn't that simple. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Spotlight on weedkiller

Friday, 17 August 2018, 5:00 pm | Science Media Centre

Spotlight on weedkiller Use of popular weedkiller Roundup has been called into question again after a landmark court case in the US. More >>

Bridge collapse in Italy - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:32 am | Science Media Centre

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa in heavy rain, killing and injuring dozens of people. More >>

Monsanto lose glyphosate cancer case - Expert Reaction

Monday, 13 August 2018, 4:39 pm | Science Media Centre NZ

A civil jury in San Francisco has granted US$289m to a groundskeeper who said his lymphoma resulted from years of applying Monsanto's trademarked Roundup insecticide, which did not include adequate warning of its links to cancer. More >>

   

 

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