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  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

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    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher


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    Predator Free NZ by 2050!


    At SciCon 2016 famed environmentalist Kevin Hackwell inspired his keynote audience by challenging all New Zealanders to commit to a predator-free New Zealand by 2040 - as reported here on NZST - an idea that he demonstrated was perfectly feasible, given DOC's past form in pest eradication. Well, the Government must have been listening, although they've taken a more cautious approach: yesterday, John Key announced concrete strategies that will contribute to the stated goal of a predator free New Zealand by 2050. 

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    Health & Safety at Work Act workshops: register now


    Registration is now open for the NZASE-run series of Health and Safety at Work Act workshops, which run during August and September in centres nationwide. 

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    Rosemary Hipkins awarded 2016 NZASE Peter Spratt Medal


    The winner of the 2016 NZASE Peter Spratt Medal is our very own Dr Rosemary Hipkins, as announced by NZASE president Chris Duggan at this year’s SciCon conference.

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    Are NZ's scientists scared to speak up?


    The fight for the mighty research dollar is creating some significant barriers to scientists commenting on controversial issues. ELIZABETH McLEOD discovers why some of our leading minds are calling for a Commission for Science.

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    SciCon day 3: in defence of flat earthers


    It was straight into the action on the final day of SciCon 2016, with a bright and early keynote speech entitled 'In defence of flat earthers', a provocative presentation to blow off any cobwebs that may have been picked up by members of the delegation during an intense Tuesday night’s pub quiz. 

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    SciCon 2016: day 2


    Day two of SciCon 2016 ended with a pub quiz night that this journalist quietly declined to partake in: there’s nothing like a roomful of science teachers and academics to shatter one’s general knowledge self-image.

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    SPBT Environmental Educator Awards: entries close Friday!


    Are you a secondary science teacher with a passion for the environment? Of course you are! Then get your entries in to be in to be eligible for the Sir Peter Blake Environmental Educator Award, which closes this coming Friday.

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    Swimming to the light


    One day while at an aquarium with his daughter, Kit Parker of Harvard University was struck by a bolt from the blue: in his quest to 'grow' a bioengineered transplantable heart, why not start with an artificial stingray?