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NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From NZ

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:50:59 +1200 | NASA

News Release: NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From New Zealand NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern ...More >>

New Zealand fish and chips hold human DNA clues

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:53:38 +1200 | University of Otago

Before you pop that piece of battered fish in your mouth, be aware it might just hold the key to understanding the origins of a form of DNA memory critical to human development.More >>

NZ Bird Data highlights vital importance of Yellow Sea

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:14:09 +1200 | Birds New Zealand

New Zealand Bird Data highlights vital importance of Yellow Sea tidal flats for migrant shorebirds More >>

"Nanogirl" Dr Michelle Dickinson Reneges on Fluoride Debate

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:46:47 +1200 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

The question has to be asked - why after denigrating opponents of fluoridation and claiming that she has the science on her side, will Dr Dickinson not front up to a public debate like she agreed?More >>

'Opening The Election' Video: Nicky Hager and Mike Joy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:30:09 +1200 | Opening The Election

Massey University's Dr Mike Joy on promoting science in the face of government spin. Journalist Nicky Hager offered a checklist of issues to promote for an open civil society.More >>

New Zealand scientists first to march in global event

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:49:33 +1200 | Public Service Association

New Zealand scientists will be the first in the world to take part in the Global March for Science tomorrow. More >>

Federated Farmers backs the March for Science

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:48:02 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraging its members to join the March for Science on Saturday in Christchurch (10am), Wellington, Palmerston North and Dunedin (11am) and Auckland (1.30pm).More >>

Marching to defend science

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:53:39 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Hundreds of events held around the world will tomorrow highlight the role science plays in our lives. More >>

More native forest can help firms manage emissions

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:37:26 +1200 | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Companies with high greenhouse gas emissions face the risk of high costs in a carbon market where prices could soar as high as US$190 per unit. Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have today released a report showing an environmentally ...More >>

KEYTRUDA® registered for treatment of lung cancer

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:43:51 +1200 | MSD

April 20, 2017, Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) today announced KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) has now received its second Medsafe registration for lung cancer. More >>

Call for applicants for the 2018 Biennial grants programme

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:33:21 +1200 | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission’s Biennial Research Funding Programme is now open for applications. More >>

Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Bill progresses

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:05:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Bill has been reported back to Parliament today following consideration by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee. More >>

Fluoridation: NZ’s go to local government obsession

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:52:48 +1200 | Making Sense of Fluoride

When University of Waikato student Luke Oldfield turned on the news in 2013 to discover Hamilton city council (HCC) was ending community water fluoridation, he was baffled by the decision. The moment not only led Oldfield to examine the global anti-fluoride ...More >>

Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:18:28 +1200 | NIWA

Pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean to reach some of the world’s deepest ecosystems.More >>

NASA stars come to Porirua

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:02:39 +1200 | Porirua City Council

A fantastical space world is being created in Porirua City for an out-of-this-world experience. More >>

Top NZ Scientist Set to Face Fluoridation Expert

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:14:26 +1200 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Dr Michelle Dickinson, Auckland University Professor and nanotechnologist has agreed to debate Professor Paul Connett, Senior Advisor to the Fluoride Action Network. She will be inviting Sir Peter Gluckman to join her in this debate with Professor ...More >>

NASA Balloon Launch Attempt Postponed Due to Winds

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:27:28 +1200 | NASA

NASA postponed the fifth launch attempt of its super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 7:50 a.m. Monday, April 17 (New Zealand time) due to winds blowing in a direction not conducive for launch.More >>

Launch Attempt Scheduled for NASA Super Pressure Balloon

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:18:03 +1200 | NASA

Launch Attempt Scheduled for NASA Super Pressure Balloon NASA is targeting Monday, April 17 (Sunday, April 16 in U.S. Eastern Time (EDT)), to conduct a super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a potential ...More >>

Round up of this week’s weather

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:41:32 +1200 | MetService

This week we were visited by a low from the Tasman Sea closely followed by Cyclone Cook from the Tropics, bring rain and wind to already saturated regions of New Zealand. More >>

Science Deadline: Another cyclone, freshwater...

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:34:05 +1200 | Science Media Centre

In this issue: Another cyclone heads to NZ, chief scientist looks at freshwater, and media training for Māori researchers. More >>


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