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  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • 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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  • Philippa Werry

    To the Ice

    01/06/2017

    Air Antarctica! *        To the ice!*

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    World Soil Day 2016: soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life

    02/12/2016

    World Soil Day 2016[http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/world-soil-day/wsd2016/en/#c482268] this year will be marked next week, on the 5th of December. This year the theme is ‘Soil and pulses, a symbiosis for life’.

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    The gene editing future is here - Royal Society NZ panel formed

    17/11/2016

    The precise manipulation of genetic structures - gene editing - has been talked about as a far-off possibility for years now, and has generally been confined to futurism and science fiction. But The Royal Society of New Zealand is urging people to start thinking about designer genetics in the present tense: recent advances mean we’re on the brink of a revolution.

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    Last call for PMs Science Teacher Prize entries!

    07/09/2016

    You now have one week and counting to enter the 2016 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize awards - nominations close at 5pm, Friday 16 September. 

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    Quake damaged Rutherford's Den to reopen in Chch

    15/08/2016

    Rutherford’s Den – the science learning facility within Christchurch’s Arts Centre – is set to re-emerge on 27 August after sustaining severe damage in the Canterbury earthquakes, and it’s now more interactive than ever before.

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    Facts not feelings: Scichatnz August discussion

    08/08/2016

    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?'

  • creativity

    Dali & Schrodinger: musings on creativity in science

    27/07/2016

    Geologist Brian Ricketts makes the point that the creative act of imagination is as important to scientists as it is to artists, and ponders the relationship between the two aspects of human endeavour. 

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    Being a whaleshark scientist

    25/07/2016

    Dr. Simon Pierce, from New Plymouth, is a marine conservation biologist, whose research focuses mainly on the largest fish in the world, the whale shark, but he also studies other threatened species, particularly sharks, rays, and sea turtles. He’s also involved in the protection of and management of important marine habitats.

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    Are NZ's scientists scared to speak up?

    18/07/2016

    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.

  • Matt

    SciCon day 3: in defence of flat earthers

    15/07/2016

    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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