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SMC Heads-Up: Science miscommunication, Antarctic horizons

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:03:34 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Science communication; Antartic Horizons; Quoted; Policy news; NEW! Desk Guide; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events More >>

Global Leaders Identify Key Antarctic Questions

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:58:11 +1200 | Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

The world’s leading Antarctic scientists, policy makers, environmental leaders and visionaries have identified the key 80 questions confronting Antarctic research in the next 20 years.More >>

Wellington Zoo assists with Kākāpō Recovery

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:29:59 +1200 | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo Veterinary Science Manager Lisa Argilla has travelled to Whenua Hou/Codfish Island to assist Kākāpō Recovery during this year’s breeding season. More >>

Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness and Trees

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:38:43 +1200 | Anne Russell

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused ...More >>

UNITAID Invests To Increase Access To Malaria Treatment

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:14:27 +1200 | UNITAID

UNITAID is dedicating 34 million USD on reducing malaria case-fatality through its project rolling out over the coming weeks to treat the severest cases. More >>

The sky’s the limit

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:06:24 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University has strengthened ties with Chinese astronomers, as part of the University's participation in one of the world’s largest science projects. More >>

Leading businessman announced as Lincoln Hub chair

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:36:20 +1200 | Lincoln University

Another milestone in the development of a national agricultural hub at Lincoln has been reached with the appointment of a chair. More >>

The Coolest Destination for Exchange Students: Mars

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:43:16 +1200 | US State Department

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is launching a new type of exchange with a virtual field trip to Mars. ECA’s newest initiative, The Collaboratory, in partnership with NASA’s Digital Learning Network™, ...More >>

Canterbury researcher to investigate swallowing disorders

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:25:20 +1200 | Canterbury University

A researcher who is highly trained in dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, has returned from Baltimore to the University of Canterbury to continue her laboratory investigations into facilitating the recovery of swallowing in New Zealand stroke ...More >>

Forgiveness is Dysfunctional

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:07:03 +1200 | Robert J. Burrowes

Certain religious traditions, including Christianity, emphasise the importance of forgiveness. I want to explain why forgiveness is misconceived and, therefore, a bad idea. And why there are important psychological reasons for this. In essence, ...More >>

Māori Funds Welcomed; But Caution Needed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:26:00 +1200 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

The government’s announcement to invest up to $2.5 million a year over the next two years in Māori-led science and innovation has been cautiously welcomed by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), the country’s only Māori Centre of Research Excellence.More >>

New coastal research centre agreement signed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:47 +1200 | University of Waikato

A statement of intent to establish a new coastal biotechnology research centre with bases in both Tauranga and China has been signed by the University of Waikato and Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.More >>

Research announcement welcomed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:40:16 +1200 | University of Waikato

A leading Māori researcher has welcomed the announcement of the 2014 Te Pūnaha Hihiko - Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples. More >>

Govt careless and callous about threatened birds

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:39 +1200 | Green Party

The National Government is increasing the threat to two of the world’s most threatened and unique birds by opening up Victoria Forest Park to petroleum drilling, the Green Party said today.More >>

Lack of Access to Data Frustrates Scientists

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:44:36 +1200 | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) continues to be hampered by some fishing states not making data available ...More >>

Smartphone satellite wins NASA Space Apps Challenge

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:31 +1200 | AUT University

Figuring out how to convert a smartphone into a micro satellite in just 48 hours has won a team of four students top honours at New Zealand’s only International NASA Space Apps Challenge, hosted by AUT University and the US Embassy.More >>

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:22:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest have been released for a Food Safety Science and Research Centre.More >>

Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:31:52 +1200 | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus ...More >>

Appointment to progress AgResearch campus hub plans

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:56 +1200 | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. More >>

Bumper summer for native moth

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:15:17 +1200 | AgResearch

Farmers in the North Island are reporting to AgResearch plantain crop damage from a normally benign New Zealand native. More >>


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