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BioScience News Daily Highlights 21st January

Daily Highlights

1. NZ to join global cattle ID meeting
2. World's largest solar power station to open in Germany
3. Synchrotron development on track in Melbourne
4. Earth entering unchartered waters
5. Panel advises stricter rules for biotech crops & animals
6. Researchers urge science-based approach to UK policy on GM crops
7. FRST announces new CEO
8. SARS vaccine to be tested by China

NZ to join global cattle ID meeting
Five of the world's major beef producing countries are investigating a uniform cattle identification scheme, to improve the traceability of diseased animals around the world. Cattle Council Presid...

World's largest solar power station to open in Germany
The world's biggest solar power station will be connected to the German electricity grid at the end of July near the eastern city of Leipzig, the firms involved in the project said.Made up of 33,5...

Synchrotron development on track in Melbourne
The Victorian Government says construction of the Australian Synchrotron at Clayton in Melbourne is on track and on budget. Scientists will use the synchrotron to see tiny particles, too small for...

Earth entering unchartered waters
The Earth has entered a new era, one in which human beings may be the dominant force, say four environmental leaders. In the International Herald Tribune, they say the uncertainty, magnitude and s...

Panel advises stricter rules for biotech crops & animals
With genetic engineering becoming increasingly common, a United States advisory panel issued a note of caution on Tuesday, urging more attention to methods of preventing the inadvertent spread of engi...

Researchers urge science-based approach to UK policy on GM crops
More than 150 scientists from across the world, including Nobel laureate of DNA structure fame James Watson, signed a letter delivered to British Prime Minister Tony Blair drawing attention to "the po...

FRST announces new CEO
The government agency that funds most of New Zealand's research, science and technology has a new Chief Executive. He's Murray Bain who is currently Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank.Announci...

SARS vaccine to be tested by China
The Chinese government has approved a series of tests of a new vaccine against the SARS virus.State television said on Tuesday that the Chinese volunteers chosen for the tests are healthy adults a...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


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>>


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