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Cafe Scientifique covers Rena spill

John Kerr posted in on November 30th, 2011.

The Rena grounding was the focus of a night of informal talks from experts at a cafe in Tauranga this month, bringing the science of the recovery effort to the people. Three experts spoke earlier this month at a Cafe Scientifique gathering in Tauranga, the epicenter of the Rena recovery. Cafe Scientifique is an international […]

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Sunday Star Times: Update on the undead from science’s bat-cave

Peter Griffin posted in on November 23rd, 2009.

Susan Pepperell from the Sunday Star Times writes about the upcoming Cafe Scientifique gathering in Hamilton, where Kiwi scientists will explore some of the year’s more unusual findings from the frontiers of scientific research. Topics will range from fruit bats’ mating rituals to a paper entitled “Why Does Public Transport Not Arrive On Time?”. An […]

Cafe Scientifique – H1N1 + 1 = ?

Peter Griffin posted in on July 31st, 2009.

Last night at The New Dowse, the topic of the monthly Lower Hutt Cafe Scientifique focused on swine flu – what it is, how it differs from previous influenza A H1N1 outbreaks, and what might be expected from it. Questions were put to Dr Anne La Flamme, an immunologist and Senior Lecturer at Victoria University’s […]

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