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Taranaki Daily News: 2012: An armageddon oddity

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Helen Harvey writes in the Taranaki Daily News about the slew of 2012 end-time theories currently circulating, why people might be susceptible to them, and what the experts think. In particular, astronomer Rodney Austin says that “Planet X” (Nibiru) would have been detected by now if it was heading our way, and that Earth’s poles […]

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: June – August 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on May 28th, 2010.

NIWA has published its climate outlook for the next three months: “Mild conditions likely to continue through winter” NIWA’s National Climate Centre expects that winter mean temperatures are likely to be above average across most of the country, with some short-term cold snaps and frosty periods. In addition, El Niño has dissipated, and a La […]

SMC Media Tracker: Jan – Feb 2010

Peter Griffin posted in on March 5th, 2010.

Following on from the inaugural SMC Media Tracker at the end of last year, the Science Media Centre has continued to track the incidence of science-related coverage in media. (Click on the picture to enlarge it) The weekly news  cycle can again be clearly seen, with coverage dropping off over the weekend and peaking during […]

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