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Newsletter Digest: Mining disaster, COP16 and PM’s Science Prize winners

Peter Griffin posted in on November 26th, 2010.

Science helps make sense of Pike River A number of science-related angles to the Pike River mining disaster emerged during extended media coverage over the past week — from the chemical make-up of the atmosphere in the mine before and after the explosion, to the robotic technology used in the ill-fated rescue attempt, to the […]

Experts on preliminary results from new longitudinal study

Peter Griffin posted in on November 25th, 2010.

The first results from the new Auckland-based longitudinal study “Growing Up in New Zealand” were released today at Parliament. The study will follow more than 7000 Kiwi families over two decades, through pregnancy, birth, childhood and adolescence, until participating children reach adulthood. This first report presents data from extensive interviews with expectant mothers and their […]

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