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GM bacteria used to fight cancer A genetically altered version of the food poisoning bug E.coli could be used to destroy cancer cells, say scientists. Cancer Research UK experts used a neutralised version of the bacteria to deliv... More...

Cloning application sparks moral debate The scientists who cloned Dolly the sheep are applying for a licence to clone human embryos. Professor Ian Wilmut, of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, wants to use cloned human embryos to study ... More...

Nanotech research institute to open in Ireland An £8m research institute at the University of Ulster is to open putting Northern Ireland at the forefront of a controversial branch of science. Nanotechnology involves making tiny machines out of... More...

Is organic the future of farming? In its pure form, maybe not. But elements of the organic philosophy are starting to be deployed in mainstream agriculture. Nature's reporters analyse this trend, assess the extent of organic farming w... More...

Europe gripped by phantom fears over GM, business chief says Unilever boss Niall FitzGerald said Europe had given into "phantom fears" about genetically modified food and bought into the Frankenstein food scare tactics of its opponents. He told the IBEC con... 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>>


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

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

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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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