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Newsletter digest: Cyclone Yasi, Pink Terraces and the Year of Chemistry

Peter Griffin posted in on February 4th, 2011.

Yasi: nature’s devastating power In the end it wasn’t as severe as it could have been as category 5 Cyclone Yasi spared Queensland’s large townships but nevertheless wreaked widespread damage between Cairns and Townsville. As is often the case with looming natural disasters, saturated media coverage had Australasia on tenterhooks as the storm approached the […]

Dominion Post: All hail our mighty Kiwi chemists

Peter Griffin posted in on January 17th, 2011.

Bob Brockie writes, in an opinion piece in the Dominion Post, about chemists: New Zealand’s real genuises. He points out that all three Novel Prizes won by Kiwis, were awarded to chemists, and talks of some of the other less well-known work conducted by chemists every day in New Zealand. An excerpt: (read in full […]

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