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    Below average New Zealand sea temperatures mean rain in California

    Below average New Zealand sea temperatures mean rain in California


    If winter and spring sea surface temperatures around New Zealand are below average, chances are it's going to rain in the south-west United States (SWUS) in three months'...

    If winter and spring sea surface temperatures around New Zealand are below average, chances are it's going to rain in the south-west United States (SWUS) in three months' time.
    Taranaki probably the NZ volcano most at risk of large eruption in next 50 years

    Taranaki probably the NZ volcano most at risk of large eruption in next 50 years


    Mt Taranaki is considered the New Zealand volcano probably with the highest risk of a major eruption in the next 50 years, but there's still plenty of uncertainty about when - and how big - the next event will...

    Mt Taranaki is considered the New Zealand volcano probably with the highest risk of a major eruption in the next 50 years, but there's still plenty of uncertainty about when - and how big - the next event will be.
    For once, scientists found good news about West Antarctica

    For once, scientists found good news about West Antarctica


    At least since 2014, the news has been dire: The West Antarctic ice sheet is losing ice, and its retreat may be...

    At least since 2014, the news has been dire: The West Antarctic ice sheet is losing ice, and its retreat may be unstoppable.
    Why it's so unlikely there's alien worlds in space

    Why it's so unlikely there's alien worlds in space


    On the 18th April a new space telescope was launched by NASA - the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite...

    On the 18th April a new space telescope was launched by NASA - the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
    Company develops 'green' graphite from forestry waste

    Company develops 'green' graphite from forestry waste


    A Marlborough company may have struck gold with its own modern-day philosopher's stone, turning waste sawdust into valuable...

    A Marlborough company may have struck gold with its own modern-day philosopher's stone, turning waste sawdust into valuable graphite.
    Brockie: Citizen scientists, let's study clever sparrows

    Brockie: Citizen scientists, let's study clever sparrows


    I wrote about clever sparrows a couple of weeks ago, but have since discovered that researchers at Waikato University have been on to these birds for some...

    I wrote about clever sparrows a couple of weeks ago, but have since discovered that researchers at Waikato University have been on to these birds for some time.
    Avian malaria killing kiwi in Auckland reserve

    Avian malaria killing kiwi in Auckland reserve


    A deadly disease has ravaged the little spotted kiwi population in an Auckland sanctuary, killing more than 10 per cent of the endangered birds at the...

    A deadly disease has ravaged the little spotted kiwi population in an Auckland sanctuary, killing more than 10 per cent of the endangered birds at the park.
    Brockie: Here's another topic for the science adviser

    Brockie: Here's another topic for the science adviser


    OPINION: A couple of weeks ago, the Prime Minister's chief science advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, debunked the idea that traces of methamphetamine are a health hazard. He says there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the...

    OPINION: A couple of weeks ago, the Prime Minister's chief science advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, debunked the idea that traces of methamphetamine are a health hazard. He says there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the idea.
    A view to a kill: Making NZ predator free with an autonomous kill-bot

    A view to a kill: Making NZ predator free with an autonomous kill-bot


    Making New Zealand predator free by 2050 sounds a crazy ambition. But maybe some crazy technology could achieve that. JOHN McCRONE reports on the Cacophony...

    Making New Zealand predator free by 2050 sounds a crazy ambition. But maybe some crazy technology could achieve that. JOHN McCRONE reports on the Cacophony Project.
    Stonehenge Aotearoa in Wairarapa plans to install biggest telescope

    Stonehenge Aotearoa in Wairarapa plans to install biggest telescope


    Compared to its namesake on the Salisbury plains, Stonehenge Aotearoa has only been around for a blink of a cosmic eye, but it has big...



    Compared to its namesake on the Salisbury plains, Stonehenge Aotearoa has only been around for a blink of a cosmic eye, but it has big plans.