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Revolution in gene editing has significant implications

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 11:12 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The revolution occurring in gene editing technology is happening quickly and has significant implications for us to consider as New Zealanders, according to the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

Fellowships and scholarships for researchers

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:55 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

11 November 2016 Today recipients of three schemes supporting researchers from early career researchers to established researchers have been announced. Rutherford Foundation Trust More >>

Increased number of projects funded in 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 2:13 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Increased number of projects funded and strong support for early career researchers in 2016 Marsden funding round More >>

Researchers and scholars elected to the Royal Society

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 12:26 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Nineteen top New Zealand researchers and scholars with a range of research interests, backgrounds and places of work have been announced as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at a forum today, an honour which recognises true international distinction ... More >>

Talented school students to seek solutions on climate change

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:33 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Forty talented school students will be tasked to find answers and recommendations to some of New Zealand’s future problems around climate change, having been selected to attend Powering Potential in Wellington from 12 – 15 December. More >>

Excessive sugar consumption harmful and hard to avoid

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 10:41 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Excessive consumption of sugar is harmful for health and hard for consumers to avoid, a review by the Royal Society of New Zealand confirms. It is hard to avoid because it is difficult to work out how much added sugar is in food and drink. The Royal ... More >>

Response to Australian water fluoridation draft

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 1:38 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Fluoridation of water is effective in reducing the occurrence and severity of tooth decay and it does not cause harm at the levels it is added to the Australian water supply, according to the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian ... More >>

Digital technology curriculum essential

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:14 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Integrating digital technology right across the curriculum from Y1-13 is a significant step for New Zealanders. The announcement on increasing digital technology education today is welcomed. The next steps in this programme will be critical to making it ... More >>

2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes

Monday, 4 July 2016, 4:09 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Entries for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open (from 4 July, 2016), with changes to some entry criteria expected to generate strong interest from New Zealand’s world-leading researchers and others in the science and technology ... More >>

Advancing science with increased investment

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:28 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Increased investment in scientific research and innovation is welcomed by the Royal Society of New Zealand. More >>

Good opportunities to act now on climate change

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:38 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds. More >>

New Zealand vulnerable to the threats of climate change

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:26 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand highlights how New Zealand will be impacted by climate change. More >>

The time for action on climate change is now

Monday, 21 December 2015, 3:51 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris COP21 confirms that all New Zealanders need to get serious about action on climate change. “New Zealand must contribute effectively to the global effort to avoid dangerous climate change. The Royal Society ... More >>

Call to support New Zealand’s taxonomic collections

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 4:33 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

More resources and a coordinated approach are needed to safeguard and grow New Zealand’s taxonomic collections which are intrinsic to supporting sectors of New Zealand life from economic growth to human health, says an expert panel of the Royal Society of ... More >>

Spotlight on top New Zealand researchers

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 9:50 am | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A number of New Zealand’s most talented and successful researchers, communicators and leaders have been celebrated at the New Zealand Research Honours gala dinner, held in Auckland on Tuesday night. More >>

Set for success: researchers receive 54 million

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 3:56 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

A total of 92 research projects have been allocated $53.54 million (excl.GST) of funding in this year’s Marsden Fund grants, which support New Zealand’s best investigator-initiated research in the areas of science, engineering, maths, social ... More >>

Secondary school science students problem-solve for NZ

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 5:56 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Forty of the brightest secondary school science students have been selected to attend the inaugural event Powering Potential in Wellington from 13 – 16 December, which will seek answers to some of New Zealand’s future problems. More >>

Top researchers and scholars elected as Fellows

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 2:19 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Twelve top New Zealand researchers and scholars have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at the Annual General Meeting of the Society’s Academy in Wellington today. More >>

Society welcomes 10-year statement of science investment

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:40 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Society welcomes 10-year statement of science investment The Royal Society of New Zealand welcomes the National Statement of Science Investment 20152025 , launched at the Society this morning by Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation. ... More >>

In search of the heaviest element

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 3:59 pm | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Like absolute zero on the temperature scale, what is the heaviest element that could possibly exist? That’s the question 2015 Rutherford LecturerDistinguished Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger would love to know the answer to. More >>

 

 

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