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    Roger Hanson: The most important mathematician you've never heard of

    Roger Hanson: The most important mathematician you've never heard of


    OPINION: Earlier this month Professor Alessandro Strumia, a physicist working at the European nuclear research centre (CERN), made a presentation to a group of mainly female physicists. He said physics "was invented and built by...

    OPINION: Earlier this month Professor Alessandro Strumia, a physicist working at the European nuclear research centre (CERN), made a presentation to a group of mainly female physicists. He said physics "was invented and built by men".
    Hey teachers, leave them windows open

    Hey teachers, leave them windows open


    Windows in New Zealand primary schools should be opened more often to combat air pollution, a new study has...

    Windows in New Zealand primary schools should be opened more often to combat air pollution, a new study has found.
    Peter Griffin on climate change: Without geo-engineering, we are imperiled

    Peter Griffin on climate change: Without geo-engineering, we are imperiled


    Peter Griffin debuts as a new science columnist today. He founded the Science Media Centre and directed it for 10 years. He was also the founder and editor of the Sciblogs.co.nz platform. He is a Wellington-based journalist who has covered science...

    Peter Griffin debuts as a new science columnist today. He founded the Science Media Centre and directed it for 10 years. He was also the founder and editor of the Sciblogs.co.nz platform. He is a Wellington-based journalist who has covered science and technology for nearly 20 years. Follow him on Twitter @petergnz   
    Scientists deploy latest round of earthquake-monitoring equipment off NZ's east coast

    Scientists deploy latest round of earthquake-monitoring equipment off NZ's east coast


    Scientists conducting research into our largest fault are installing the next round of earthquake-monitoring technology onto the seafloor to better understand the risks it...

    Scientists conducting research into our largest fault are installing the next round of earthquake-monitoring technology onto the seafloor to better understand the risks it poses.
    Star Trek's William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's new Auckland factory

    Star Trek's William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's new Auckland factory


    Space-launch firm Rocket Lab has opened a fancy new rocket factory in Auckland designed to build a new Electron rocket every...

    Space-launch firm Rocket Lab has opened a fancy new rocket factory in Auckland designed to build a new Electron rocket every week.
    How GeoNet forecasts New Zealand earthquakes

    How GeoNet forecasts New Zealand earthquakes


    Those bright sparks at GeoNet, a collaboration between the Earthquake Commission and GNS Science, have let us in on how they forecast earthquakes here on the 'Shaky...

    Those bright sparks at GeoNet, a collaboration between the Earthquake Commission and GNS Science, have let us in on how they forecast earthquakes here on the 'Shaky Isles'.
    Explosive lies: how volcanoes can lie about their age, and what it means for us

    Explosive lies: how volcanoes can lie about their age, and what it means for us


    OPINION: Just like a teenager wanting to be older, volcanoes can lie about their age, or at least about their activities. For kids, it might be little white lies, but volcanoes can tell big lies with big...

    OPINION: Just like a teenager wanting to be older, volcanoes can lie about their age, or at least about their activities. For kids, it might be little white lies, but volcanoes can tell big lies with big consequences.
    Bob Brockie's last science column

    Bob Brockie's last science column


    The winds of change have blown my way, sweeping me out of these hallowed science...

    The winds of change have blown my way, sweeping me out of these hallowed science columns.
    NZ filmmaker Olivia Ahnemann tackles climate change in The Human Element

    NZ filmmaker Olivia Ahnemann tackles climate change in The Human Element


    Olivia Ahnemann only has to look at her backyard to see climate change happening. Born and raised in New Zealand and now living in Boulder, Colorado, she's been watching summer days turn hotter, winters warming, snowpack decreasing, and the land beset by...

    Olivia Ahnemann only has to look at her backyard to see climate change happening. Born and raised in New Zealand and now living in Boulder, Colorado, she's been watching summer days turn hotter, winters warming, snowpack decreasing, and the land beset by wildfires and flooding. This year, the state's famous aspen trees turned bright yellow two weeks earlier than usual. As well as that, her parents, based in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers, send photos of themselves knee-deep in water when Tamaki Dr floods during storm surges and king tides.
    Roger Hanson: The war could have had a very different ending

    Roger Hanson: The war could have had a very different ending


    In the 1930s, physicist Otto Hahn was studying what happened when the nuclei of different chemical elements were bombarded with...

    In the 1930s, physicist Otto Hahn was studying what happened when the nuclei of different chemical elements were bombarded with neutrons.
    Gene editing in brief: What, how, why

    Gene editing in brief: What, how, why


    Embracing gene editing could have huge benefits for New Zealand's primary industries and we shouldn't be scared of the technology, scientists...

    Embracing gene editing could have huge benefits for New Zealand's primary industries and we shouldn't be scared of the technology, scientists say.