Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:07:00 +1300Joan Watson was there when takahe were rediscoverd in 1948, and DOC ranger Glen Greaves says the population of the giant flightless bird has just reached 300.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:20:00 +1200Air pollution is the world's leading environmental risk factor for disease, and it causes early deaths even in clean countries such as New Zealand.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:06:00 +1200Households in Rangiora are being wired up, inside and out, with small devices that measure wood smoke.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:06:00 +1200Residents on the Kapiti coast north of Wellington are working together to improve biodiversity and create thriving ecosystems in their local neighbourhoods.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:25:00 +1200Guy Jameson has been awarded the Beatrice Hill Tinsley Medal for his work understanding the chemical structure of proteins that are important in diseases such as Parkinson's.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:20:00 +1200The New Zealand Association of Scientists has renamed their Research Medal to the Beatrice Hill Tinsley Medal, the first New Zealand science award named after a woman.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:15:00 +1200Geneticist Jean Fleming has won the NZAS Science Communicator Award, and she says that good science communication is about listening as well as talking.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:12:00 +1200Margaret Brimble has been awarded the Marsden Medal for developing new drugs from natural bioactive substances. One of her new drugs is being fast-tracked in clinical trials.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:06:00 +1200P53 is a cancer gene with a Jekyll and Hyde personality. It stops cancer tumours growing, but mutant versions of the gene actually cause cancer.