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Excellence and impact for top quality research

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:04:33 +1200 | University of Auckland

*Interviews: This was a University of Auckland seminar, but the two invited speakers, Dr Philip Campbell (who is the Editor-in-Chief of the world's most prestigious scientific journal, Nature) and Professor Mark Ferguson (the DG Sciene from Ireland) are in ...More >>

Whitewash Reviews: Part 1, New Zealand

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:43:06 +1200 | Paul Connett

This is the first of a two-part series on the whitewash reviews which are produced by pro-fluoridation governments in an attempt to defuse the growing efforts to end this foolish practice worldwide. Part 1 is on the whitewash review produced by the ...More >>

Partnership to Increase Ocean Research & Conservation in NZ

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:35 +1200 | NGO Conservation International

Unique partnership between University of Auckland and Conservation International aims to build scientific capacity and research. More >>

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:48:27 +1200 | Adam Parsons

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth. By Adam Parsons 28 August, 2014 More >>

Polar experts to speak in Christchurch

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:13:09 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Two Antarctic scientists from Victoria University of Wellington will visit Christchurch next month to give free talks as part of the University’s 2014 Public Lecture Series. More >>

Bee safety meeting

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:30:23 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority NZ

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and Plant & Food Research have co-hosted a meeting of key stakeholders in the bee world to discuss bee safety. More >>

CRP concerned at potential for bias in EPA staff report

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:37:04 +1200 | Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate today announced it would be formally seeking the withdrawal of the Environmental Protection Authority’s staff report issued last week because of extremely worrying evidence which suggests the potential for bias.More >>

Fluoride Free New Zealand: Dirty Science

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:31:37 +1200 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

A “review” of fluoridation published yesterday (22nd August) was chaired by committed fluoridationists Professors Peter Gluckman and David Skegg. Both of these men had already hung their hat on the fluoridationists’ mantra of “safe and effective”.More >>

NEC Ranks First in NIST Fingerprint Matching Technology

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:57:41 +1200 | NEC News

Tokyo, August 21, 2014 – NEC Corporation’s (NEC; TSE: 6701) fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test (PFT II), a benchmark test conducted by the U.S. National Institute ...More >>

Researchers Develop Models To Study Polyelectrolytes

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:42:55 +1200 | North Carolina State University

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a novel and versatile modeling strategy to simulate polyelectrolyte systems. The model has applications for creating new materials as well as for studying polyelectrolytes, including DNA ...More >>

Ebola: UN Convenes Ethical Review of Experimental Drugs

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:36:06 +1200 | UN News

A government health worker at the Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone attends to a victim. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard More >>

Predetermined ‘research’ outcome commissioned by Waikato Uni

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:50:03 +1200 | Mark Atkin

“This is the answer we want – we just need someone to do the ‘research’ to say it” advertises Professor Daniel Zirker of Waikato University. More >>

Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:47:38 +1200 | Mark Atkin

The secret ‘review’ of water fluoridation will only look at research that supports fluoridationists’ belief in ‘the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water’, says Sir Peter Gluckman, co-chair of this thereby-admitted ‘kangaroo review’.More >>

Conference Highlights Food Safety, Sustainable Agriculture

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:30:20 +1200 | GE Free NZ

China Conference Highlights Food Safety and Sustainable Agriculture The deleterious effects of GE foods and their related pesticides were aired at the Food Safety & Sustainable Agriculture Forum 2014, held in Beijing on July 25-26.More >>

Forum Addresses Gender Imbalance in Science

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:29:19 +1200 | Pead PR

FORUM ADDRESSES GENDER IMBALANCE IN SCIENCE L’Oréal hosts fellows at inaugural Girls in Science event More >>

New Hope for Lab Animals

Sat, 9 Aug 2014 11:32:55 +1200 | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

A campaign to require the re-homing of animals used in laboratories has been launched this week. The “Out Of The Labs” campaign is a joint effort from HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) and NZAVS (New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society). Currently the ...More >>

‘Disturbing lack of transparency’ for Mass Surveillance

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:11:06 +1200 | UN News

UN rights chief warns of ‘disturbing lack of transparency’ for digital mass surveillance 16 July 2014 More >>

Leader's Vision Is a Threat to Farmers' Future

Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:12:30 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The appointment of Dr. William Rolleston as president of Federated Farmers, and of Ian McKenzie and Anders Crowfoot to the Board [1], signals that the direction has been set toward introduction of the environmentally devastating technology that ...More >>

Wade, don't swim in NZ government's new freshwater policy

Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:07:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) - More than decade of false starts and collaborative process by both Labour and National-led governments has concluded with government decisions on a new national policy governing freshwater resources, with some wins for the environment, ...More >>

Scientists Plan Deep Drill Probe in Alpine Fault

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:51:08 +1200 | GNS Science

A New Zealand-led international science team is planning to drill a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island later this year to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces. More >>


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