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What would you do with $500 million?

Before you list the super yachts, luxury cars, mansions and round-the-world first-class trips you would buy, observe the caveat – $500 million… to transform the New Zealand economy. Ah, a bit harder to think of good ways to carve up the cash, isn’t it? Well, that is that exact question engineers orgainsation IPENZ posed when […]

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Your science in seven words

UPDATED: The Running Hot conference for emerging researchers is underway in Wellington – follow updates via Twitter @smcnz. Last night kicked off with an interesting panel discussion moderated by Radio New Zealand’s science-friendly Nights host, Bryan Crump. Crump quizzed three scientists on their areas of research, with included climate change, neuroscience and epigenetics. Before that, […]

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When a flip-top head would come in handy

There were lots of articles published in the New Zealand Medical Journal last week that were worthy of mainstream media coverage. Chronic funding shortages for cochlear implants, the red tape involved in doing clinical research in New Zealand, sleep apnoea in Wellington taxi drivers. In the letters section, we had the raging debateĀ  over Linda […]

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Aussie bid to boost science literacy, engagement

As Australia rolls towards a Federal election a fair amount of pork barrel politicking is underway as Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott fight to swing the divided electorate their way. Still, there hasn’t been much for science, the only significant thing outlined in Labor’s science policy released this week being the […]

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