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BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 11/3

Daily Highlights
1. Business giant predicts longer lives
2. NZ reaping rewards of R&D, Minister says
3. Destructive starfish thrives on nutrient run-off
4. Rainforests absorbing less carbon dioxide
5. Scientists grow stem cells from fat
6. Kyoto Protocol now legally binding
7. Bulgaria to allow biotech production & trade

Business giant predicts longer lives
One of the world's biggest companies forecasts that medical advances will extend the average human lifespan to 120 during the next 20 years. Yoshio Matsumi, the general manager of innovative techn...

NZ reaping rewards of R&D, Minister says
New Zealand is reaping the benefits of increased investment in research and development, Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson says. The minister was speaking at the Asia-Pacifi...

Destructive starfish thrives on nutrient run-off
Scientists say they have assembled the proof that nutrient run-off along the north Queensland coast causes outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef of the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish. A reef w...

Rainforests absorbing less carbon dioxide
Scientists from Brazil and the United States say they have found worrying new evidence that tropical rainforests are becoming less able to absorb the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warning...

Scientists grow stem cells from fat
After successfully turning cells taken from human fat into different cell types, Duke University Medical Center researchers have now demonstrated that these specific cells are truly adult stem cells w...

Kyoto Protocol now legally binding
As of 10 March 2004, a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council enters into force, which makes all the remaining requirements under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol legally binding in all Member Sta...

Bulgaria to allow biotech production & trade
Bulgaria shall permit the production, sales, imports and exports of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and foods, the Bulgarian Parliament decided when passing in first reading the GMO Bill. ...

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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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