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Newsletter Digest: Climate science, NZ in Nature & the Nutt affair

Peter Griffin posted in on November 9th, 2009.

SMC Climate science briefing Confused by the avalanche of climate science papers that have emerged this year? Need an update on where the next IPCC report is at? All your questions will be answered at a briefing for journalists onWednesday, November 11 at Environment House in Wellington. The briefing, held in conjunction with the Ministry […]

Bacteria hedge their bets

Peter Griffin posted in on November 5th, 2009.

Research by an international team of scientists including Professor Paul Rainey from the New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study has shown something very interesting: bacteria, much like people and many other organisms, hedge their bets against the uncertainties of the future. The paper, titled Experimental Evolution of Bet Hedging and featured as the cover story […]

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