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RNZ: Our Changing World

Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you stories about science, nature and the environment.


Volcanic eruptions and the Ash Lab

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:07:00 +1200

The Ash Lab at the University of Canterbury is where geologists test the impact of volcanic ash on all sorts of vital infrastructure.

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Fructose and the diabetic heart

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Kim Mellor suspects that fructose, as well as glucose, is causing diabetic heart disease and she is looking at its effect on heart cells and heart muscle.

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Noise and young ears

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:08:00 +1200

Massey University acoustics researchers have been working with childcare centres that are keen to lower noise levels and protect the hearing of young children.

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Proteins and their role in antibiotic resistance

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Some antibiotics are designed to target the ribosomes of bacteria and disrupt the production of proteins - so how do the bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance?

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Complexity - six months of Kaikōura earthquake science

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Six months after the destructive magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake, scientists are still unravelling what happened during this very complex seismic event.

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Science meets comedy

Thu, 11 May 2017 21:05:00 +1200

Tim Muller is a scientist by day and a comedian by night. He brings his one-man science-themed show to the NZ International Comedy Festival.

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Shedding light on the world of moths

Thu, 04 May 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Ahi Pepe | Moth Net is a Te Reo-focused citizen science project involving primary schools collecting information about moths in their neighbourhoods.

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We need to talk about gene drives and gene editing

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:06:00 +1200

Genetic tools will help New Zealand meets its aim of being Predator Free by 2050 - but we need to understand what they are and have a public conversation about their use.

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