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Toddlers Now Get Benefits Of Probiotics

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:21 +1200 | BLIS Technologies

Dunedin-based BLIS Technologies has launched a new probiotic powder suitable for children as young as six months old. The powder, part of the BLIS K12™ product range, is aimed at introducing healthy bacteria into the mouth and throats of young ...More >>

Climate change - from corridors of power to powerful film

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:56:56 +1200 | CPIT

Director of the climate change film 2 Degrees, Jeff Canin, says the days of the heavy-handed environmental lecture are over. Audiences are responding enthusiastically and emotionally to his more personal, solutions-based approach as 2 Degrees tours New Zealand. The ...More >>

NZ Science and Research Leaps Ahead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:47:48 +1200 | REANNZ

New Zealand scientists and researchers can now become global players on a brand new scale, thanks to a ground-breaking trans-Tasman partnership that will provide them access to very high-speed global connectivity.More >>

World Antarctic Focus on New Zealand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:48:41 +1200 | Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

The world of Antarctic science will be focused on New Zealand next month when the country hosts close to 1,000 delegates at the biennial Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference.More >>

Loss of AgResearch Scientists is Detrimental For Farmers

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:15:37 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The further loss of scientific expertise from AgResearch will leave New Zealand farmers worse off. The AgResearch scientific team conducting valuable ecological research into the carbon-nitrogen cycle has been closed down and scientific expertise lost.More >>

National Conference –“Prostate Partners – Working Together”

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:32:54 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s National Conference will be held in Wellington and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall.More >>

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:06:45 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Internationally acclaimed educational researcher Professor Stuart McNaughton has accepted the new role of Chief Education Scientific Advisor at the Ministry of Education. More >>

House of Science Tauranga expanding

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:10:58 +1200 | House of Science

The House of Science is now offering specialised science programmes three times a week under the leadership of a newly appointed co-ordinator. Included in the line-up is a weekly meeting for home schooled students, allowing them hands on science experiences ...More >>

Café Scientifique to discuss how to protect kiwifruit

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:19:14 +1200 | University of Waikato

Tauranga’s August Café Scientifique in Tauranga will look at the plans put in place to help overcome the impacts of Psa-V, including the research into more tolerant new kiwifruit varieties and implementation of orchard management practices.More >>

Scholarships make PhD possible

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:16:02 +1200 | University of Waikato

Thanks to several scholarships, University of Waikato student Blaise Forrester-Gauntlett has her PhD underway. More >>

A bitterly cold week with some snow

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:12:05 +1200 | MetService

An Antarctic southerly flow of air spills over New Zealand, and is expected to remain firmly in place through the rest of the week. The nature of this air moving across Aotearoa means there will be some frigid days and very chilly nights. Wintry showers ...More >>

SMC Heads-Up: Climate check, science podcasting, population

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:04 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Climate update; Podcasting workshop; On the radar; Organics better?; Population change; Quoted; Policy news Friday video New from the SMC Sciblogs highlights Sci-tech events More >>

Dunedin-based NHNZ Launches Series 2 of Life Force

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:38:14 +1200 | NHNZ

Production house NHNZ launched the global premiere of its latest production, Life Force 2, this month. The second season of the multi-award winning series Life Force premiered on the Science Channel in the USA on Monday 7 July.More >>

Researchers investigate impact of brain protein on memory

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:53:20 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating a brain protein which may impact on the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Memory problems are common in many diseases of the brain and they are the hallmark of dementia, including Alzheimer’s ...More >>

Corporate Welfare Apparatus Now Taking Over Corporate Media

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:35:42 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the decision by Callaghan Innovation to use taxpayer money to subsidise commercial media organisation BusinessDesk and buy a journalist for them. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

University of Illinois Channels Carl Woese for All

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:16:50 +1200 | Suzan Mazur

Author Isaac Asimov once told me he did his best thinking in his underwear. Asimov might have appreciated the convenience of MOOC-style learning, that is, the free "massive open online course" experience being offered by the University of Illinois, ...More >>

Greens Promote Crony Capitalism

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:49:07 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The Greens plan to give $1 billion to companies if they for it research and development (R&D). More >>

Winter to tighten its grip

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:21:21 +1200 | MetService

The cold southerly flow, which has chilled the country for the last few days, bringing clear skies for many western areas, but exposing eastern areas to rather volatile shower activity, weakens today as a narrow ridge of high pressure spreads over the ...More >>

Morgan Foundation’s New Zealand Riverprize

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:08:04 +1200 | The International RiverFoundation

Morgan Foundation’s New Zealand River prize to encourage and reward excellence in river restoration and protection More >>


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