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1080 and science denial: an Our Changing World summit

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:06:00 +1300

A new book, 'Protecting Paradise', investigates the science of 1080, its use in protecting native wildlife in New Zealand, and the wider issue of science denial and science reporting in the media.

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Great white sharks of Australia and New Zealand

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:10:00 +1300

Electronic satellite tags have revealed details of the lives of great white sharks on either side of the Tasman Sea - and shown how the different populations are linked.

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Marine sponges may be climate change 'winners'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:06:00 +1300

New research shows that ocean acidification may make some marine sponges more resilient in the face of climate change and warming water.

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In the footsteps of dinosaurs

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:06:00 +1300

Collingwood Area School students join GNS scientists in a search for dinosaur footprints on the shore of a Golden Bay estuary

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Muesli and sea ice - an unexpected maths tale

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:05:00 +1300

Industrial mathematician Mark McGuinness has applied maths to problems as varied as crispy cereal and the freezing of Antarctic sea ice.

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Nothing but the truth: can children be reliable eyewitnesses

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:06:00 +1300

Psychologist Deirdre Brown has been researching whether children are reliable eyewitnesses.

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Kākāpō - what genes can tell us

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:05:00 +1300

A new genetic study shows that a once abundant kākāpō population declined in numbers and genetic diversity soon after stoats were introduced in the late 1800s.

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When it comes to average, what does 'mean' mean?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:04:00 +1300

Statistician Thomas Lumley explains different ways of calculating an average, and the difference between median and mean.

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Takahē - back from the brink

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:07:00 +1300

Joan Watson was there when takahē were rediscoverd in 1948, and DOC ranger Glen Greaves says the population of the giant flightless bird has just reached 300.

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