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Looking at Lincoln’s genes

Laura Goodall posted in on October 6th, 2014.

Kim Knight at the Sunday Star Times chats to Kiwi scientist Ann Horsburgh about her role in National Geographic’s US documentary Lincoln’s Secret Killer, which screens on Sky’s History Channel on October 29. Excerpt (full article not available online): When pressed, Dr K. Ann Horsburgh will show you photographs of her Darwin cookies. Perfectly round, and […]

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Media coverage: Tsunami warning too costly

Peter Griffin posted in on April 4th, 2011.

A Sunday Star Times article by Lois Cairns looking at patches in coverage of tsunami warning gauges in the South Pacific, including along parts of New Zealand’s vulnerable East Coast. An excerpt: (Read in full here) Asked why New Zealand did not currently have any tsunamographs, Gale said the devices were expensive and required regular […]

Media Coverage: “Enhanced” water given a serve

Peter Griffin posted in on April 4th, 2011.

An article in the Sunday Star Times examining claims about the nutritional value of vitamin water. An excerpt: (read in full here) While consumption of drinks known as “enhanced waters” which come with claims of being “naturally flavoured”or containing a “hyptonic formulation” have soared worldwide, their sugar content makes them a close relation of soft […]

John McClure: Future shock – nine lessons from Canterbury

Peter Griffin posted in on March 8th, 2011.

Victoria University’s Proffessor John McClure writes in the Sunday Star Times about the lack of preparation of many for a large earthquake. An excerpt: (read in full here) “People say we can’t afford to prepare for earthquakes, but the economic costs of not preparing are much greater, as are the personal and social costs. No […]

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