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HIV infection rates barely dropped in ten years – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 20th, 2016.

HIV infection rates globally have failed to significantly decline in ten years, with over 70 countries actually increasing, reveals new research co-authored by Australian and New Zealand scientists. A global analysis of HIV/AIDS infections and access to treatment, published in The Lancet HIV, showed the rate of new HIV infections has stagnated over the past decade […]

Stuff/NZPA: Digital pets come alive

Peter Griffin posted in on August 17th, 2010.

A next-gen Tamagotchi has been developed by VUW researchers and a US colleague, and features a living microorganism (a Tardigrade) in a plastic casing, with which its owners can interact both virtually and in real life. The project, called the Tardigotchi, was awarded first prize in the digital language category at the 2010 Electronic Language […]

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Radio NZ: Archaeologists and art restorers have discovered what they believe are the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ’s apostles

Peter Griffin posted in on June 24th, 2010.

Laser technology has allowed the discovery of what are believed to be the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ’s apostles. The discovery was made on the ceiling of a burial chamber in a catacomb in Rome. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The restorers and Vatican officials believe the paintings date from the […]

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