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    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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    SciCon 2016: Day one done and dusted


    Day one of SciCon 2016 passed by in a blur of workshops, informative lectures, networking and discussion among science educators at SciCon 2016.

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    Digital technology part of NZC at last


    The announcement that digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum has been welcomed, although there are calls from the IT sector for more funding and for digital technology to be given its own learning subject area.

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    Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - Term 3 workshops


    Across the country, the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) is holding workshops on both Friday and Saturday mornings - to give principals and teachers flexibility about where and when they would like to attend, especially in cases where relief time is not possible.

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    Brain power in young people improved by exercise


    A new consensus statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says that brain power and academic prowess in young people are improved by physical activity.

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    Garden Bird survey underway


    The annual week-long Garden Bird Survey, run by Landcare Research, is on again this week.

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    Possible new homes found for NZ sea lions


    Formerly known as the Hooker’s sea lion, the critically threatened New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) might have a few more places to spread out: new sites on mainland New Zealand have been identified which might be ideal breeding grounds.

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    New director for National Science Challenge 11 appointed


    Ruth Berry, who was previously interim Challenge Director, has been appointed to the role of Director of the National Science Challenge: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Cities: Ko ngā wā kāinga hei whakamahorahora.

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    It's official: exercise boosts memory


    In further bad news for the perennial gym-avoider, recent research has made a connection between memory retention and post-learning exercise.