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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

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    Aqua Republica: take up the challenge


    Kiwi kids and their communities can now gain a better understanding of water stewardship thanks to Aqua Republica, an online game and upcoming nationwide challenge that models the real-life water resource management going on in our cities and towns. 

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    Facts not feelings: Scichatnz August discussion


    Twitterites got together online on 2 August for a virtual chat hosted by Sir Peter Gluckman - Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister - on what can be seen as a topical issue, given the seeming rise of populist politicians around the world: 'What should be the role of science in public policy making?'

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    Meet Luca, your earliest relative


    A team of scientists believe they may have identified the progenitor species from which you, me, and every other living organism on earth descends. 

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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.