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Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Proceeding with caution, by Dr Ashraf Choudhary

Nature is the master of genetic shuffling and is constantly sorting and resorting DNA, causing both subtle and profound changes in all living things. People first began their own DNA management thousa... More...

US Govt funds stem cell research

The United States Government announced three small grants on Monday for researchers to examine human embryonic stem cells, saying the research offers huge potentialFederal funding for the work has... More...

High price to pay in banishing risk

A problem with genetic modification is that it invites us to take risks and the 20th century gnawed away our tolerance for risk gone bad, Colin James writes in the New Zealand Herald.Paradoxically... More...

Ethics, what ethics?

‘MaDGE's latest gasp for public attention denigrates women and illustrates what little grasp this group has of reality," Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today. ‘M... More...

Australia cottons on to GM success

Scientific research in Australia has lead to new varieties of cotton that allow farmers to use half the normal amount of chemical pesticides and herbicides.Toowoomba-based scientists are conductin... More...

GM foods as safe as conventional varieties

A recently published United States Government report concludes that foods produced using biotechnology are as safe as conventional foods. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that they pose a lo... More...

No revelations in corngate documents

The massive "Corngate" paper trail continued yesterday with the Government releasing hundreds more pages of documents and e-mails on the issue.The release was in response to a National Party offic... More...

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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


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