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Kiwi teens sizzle in the sun – In the News

John Kerr posted in on March 31st, 2016.

New Zealand teens are shirking sun-smart clothing and the grown-ups looking after them are not doing much better, according to new research.  The findings come from a study in which researchers surreptitiously monitored the sun protection efforts of over 1,200 students and 200 adult supervisors at a Dunedin school sport day. The University of Otago […]

NIWA Annual Climate Summary – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on January 12th, 2016.

2015 was a dry, sunny year for New Zealand, but no hotter than average overall, according to NIWA’s annual climate summary. You can access the full annual climate summary here. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology also released its 2015 climate summary last week, which showed that 2015 was the fifth warmest year on record for Australia. […]

TVNZ/One News: Scientists record music of the sun

Peter Griffin posted in on June 22nd, 2010.

British scientists say that the sun’s coronal loops vibrate like the strings of a guitar, and claim that they have been able to record these sounds. They recreated the sounds by looking at images of the loops, and then turning the visible vibrations into sounds. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Using satellite images of […]

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