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Cardiovascular risk and credit ratings – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on November 18th, 2014.

A poor credit rating is linked to poor heart health, according to new New Zealand-based research, with factors such as education, cognitive ability and levels of self-control underlying the association. The new study draws on data from the University of Otago’s long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which began in 1972 and has tracked […]

Biofuel outfit LanzaTech secures further funding

John Kerr posted in on January 26th, 2012.

LanzaTech, a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has closed its latest funding round with investments totaling US $55.8 million. Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive of LanzaTech, said this funding will accelerate the development of next generation integrated biorefineries using the LanzaTech technology platform for the production of sustainable low carbon chemicals […]

Christmas and the psychology of gift-giving

John Kerr posted in on December 6th, 2011.

Finance writer Diane Clement explores the psychology of gift-giving in a New Zealand Herald article, drawing on kiwi experts and international research. An excerpt (read in full here): The psychology behind giving and receiving My children were horrified last week when they heard I’d written an article asking whether we should ban Christmas presents. The […]

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