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Video games and aggression in children – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 25th, 2014.

Time spent playing violent video games may be linked to aggressive thoughts and behavior in children, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics followed 3000 children in Singapore over three years. It found that children who reported frequent violent video game play were more likely to have aggressive thoughts, and […]

Partnership to bring science data to life

Peter Griffin posted in on October 22nd, 2013.

The Science Media Centre is teaming up with Wiki New Zealand in a partnership aimed at improving understanding of the role science plays in everything from agriculture and the environment to healthcare and high-tech innovation. The SMC has become the science category sponsor of Wiki New Zealand, a registered charity which has generated hundreds of […]

Making sense of statistics – the first World Stats Day kicks off

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 20th, 2010.

Today marks the first ever World Statistics Day, a UN initiative aimed at ‘celebrating the many contributions and achievements of official statistics’ to society. All over the world, events are taking place as part of World Statistics Day, which is aimed at raising public trust and awareness in national and international official statistics. Professor Chris Wild (University of Auckland) and […]

TNVZ/NZPA: NZ active in bioscience sector

Peter Griffin posted in on February 16th, 2010.

New Zealand has several hundred companies actively involved in the bioscience sector, over half of which (more than 150) expect to bring a new product to market within the next 2 years. The results come from Statistics New Zealand’s biannual BioScience Survey. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The most popular areas of research and […]

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