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Scanning the Antarctic horizon

John Kerr posted in on April 24th, 2014.

What will Antarctica look like in 20 years time, and how will any changes affect the world’s oceans, weather and ecology? More than 50 Antarctic scientists from around the globe converged on New Zealand to debate these questions and how they should inform research on the icy continent. They were part of the first-ever Antarctic […]

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Marine scientists swamp Stewart Island

John Kerr posted in on July 7th, 2011.

The New Zealand Marine Science Society’s annual conference is this year being held far south in Oban, Stewart Island, but hasn’t been missed by some reporters. The theme of this year’s conference is “Understanding, Managing, and Conserving our Marine Environment” and will see presentations from both local and international speakers. Several outlets have already covered […]

More Christchurch buildings marked for demolition

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2011.

As more buildings in Christchurch are tagged for demolition, NZ Herald reporter Paul Harper looks at what the future holds for the city’s planners and how they might be informed by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Conference currently being held in Auckland today. Update: The conference has also received coverage on TV3’s morning show Firstline, which […]

Rebuilding Christchurch – earthquake engineers call for rethink

John Kerr posted in on April 13th, 2011.

Engineers are calling for a rethink in building design and standards in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes. Designing to save buildings as well as lives would improve the resilience of crucial infrastructure following high magnitude quakes. A major gathering of earthquake engineers from New Zealand and overseas kicks off in Auckland tomorrow (14-16 April). The […]

Newsletter Digest: Wakefield chastised, the IPCC furore, and conventions galore

Peter Griffin posted in on February 5th, 2010.

Lancet kills MMR paper 10 years on The move by London-based medical journal The Lancet to retract a ten year old paper that suggested a potential link between the MMR vaccine and autism in children effectively ends one of the longest running medical controversies of recent decades. The retraction from The Lancet editor Richard Horton […]

Great minds come together at brain research retreat

Peter Griffin posted in on September 4th, 2009.

The 27th Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research (AWCBR) was held this week in Queenstown. Dr Fabiana Kubke, of the University of Auckland’s School of Medical Sciences, attended the conference, and reports on some of the highlights of the research being presented. As it does every year, the AWCBR brought together a large group of […]

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