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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 >>

Abortion law reform - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 1:47 pm | Science Media Centre

A briefing paper on abortion law reform has been handed to Justice Minister Andrew Little , after he commissioned the work in February. More >>

SMC Bulletin - Morals for driverless cars

Friday, 26 October 2018, 3:35 pm | Science Media Centre

Morals for driverless cars In a scene right out of ‘The Good Place’, researchers have asked millions of people across the world what they think a driverless car should do in the face of an unavoidable accident. More >>

Moral decisions for driverless cars - Expert Reaction

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 10:01 am | Science Media Centre

In a scene right out of 'The Good Place', researchers have asked mil-lions of people across the world what they think a driverless car should do in the face of an unavoidable accident. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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