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Human intelligence will be the key to preparng for AI

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 9:30 am | Royal Society

What could the growing use of artificial intelligence mean for Aotearoa and how can we ensure that all New Zealanders can prosper in an AI world? More >>

Understanding our plastics problem

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 10:14 am | Royal Society

A new report by Royal Society Te Apārangi explores the use and disposal of plastics and the effects on the environment and human health in Aotearoa. The report Plastics in the Environment: Te Ao Hurihuri – The Changing World sets out how plastics are ... More >>

2018 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships announced

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:33 am | Royal Society

Ten early¬ to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships that support them to accelerate their research careers in New Zealand. More >>

Potential uses of gene editing for primary industries

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 9:26 am | Royal Society

Removing allergens from milk, making mānuka disease-resistant and preventing wilding pines are some potential future uses of gene editing in New Zealand if we choose to utilise this new technology. More >>

National Research Charter for Aotearoa being developed

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 12:08 pm | Royal Society

A new charter to set out the principles underpinning sound research practice in New Zealand is being developed. A working group has been formed, with support from research funding agencies, bodies representing different types of research organisations and ... More >>

Attenborough endorses 10-year biodiversity plan

Friday, 27 April 2018, 10:29 am | Royal Society

Attenborough endorses 10-year plan to describe Australasian biodiversity Today New Zealand and Australia are launching an ambitious plan to describe our undiscovered, undocumented and unnamed biodiversity before it becomes extinct. Best estimates put ... More >>

Climate change threatens health of New Zealanders

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 10:47 am | Royal Society

Many factors that contribute to the health of New Zealanders will be affected by climate change, finds a new report by Royal Society Te Apārangi. Direct effects of climate change such as increased exposure to heat waves and weather events, including ... More >>

Upholding standards for researchers in the public interest

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 2:08 pm | Royal Society

Encouragement from the New Zealand Association of Scientists for its members to follow the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Code of Professional Standards and Ethics is welcome, says Professor Richard Bedford, President of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. More >>

Looking to the future, sharing knowledge

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:01 pm | Royal Society

Reaching people with trustworthy evidence based information is a challenge we need to address says Royal Society Te Apārangi President, Richard Bedford on the launch of their 150th Anniversary International Symposium in Wellington today. More >>

Professor elected as a Companion of the Royal Society

Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 11:20 am | Royal Society

The Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand has elected Professor Jean Fleming, from the University of Otago, as a Companion. Professor Fleming had the honour bestowed on her at a function in Dunedin on Tuesday night. More >>

Britain’s largest inter-faith gathering

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 3:55 pm | Royal Society

Commonwealth Day, on Monday 8th March, will be marked in London by an Observance at Westminster Abbey. For the first time, Britain’s largest inter-faith service will put science and technology centre stage. More >>


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