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    It’s a busy night sky this July, so make sure you look up

    It’s a busy night sky this July, so make sure you look up


    The next fortnight will be a real treat for stargazers - there are five planets to see in the evening sky, Mars is looking the best we’ve seen in 15 years, and on the morning of July 28 there will be a total lunar...

    The next fortnight will be a real treat for stargazers - there are five planets to see in the evening sky, Mars is looking the best we’ve seen in 15 years, and on the morning of July 28 there will be a total lunar eclipse.
    Time to share Antarctic stations and reform the treaty

    Time to share Antarctic stations and reform the treaty


    OPINION: In December, China started building a research station on Inexpressible Island, 350 kilometres north of New Zealand's Scott...

    OPINION: In December, China started building a research station on Inexpressible Island, 350 kilometres north of New Zealand's Scott Base.
    Roger Hanson: Genes that Cause Cancer

    Roger Hanson: Genes that Cause Cancer


    In 1911, an American research scientist Peyton Rous, whilst working at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, found that by transplanting bits of a malignant tumour from one hen into other hens, they too produced malignant...

    In 1911, an American research scientist Peyton Rous, whilst working at the Rockefeller Institute in New York, found that by transplanting bits of a malignant tumour from one hen into other hens, they too produced malignant tumours.
    In a cosmic first, scientists detect 'ghost particles' from a distant galaxy

    In a cosmic first, scientists detect 'ghost particles' from a distant galaxy


    When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy spat out a powerful jet of...

    When the sun was young and faint and the Earth was barely formed, a gigantic black hole in a distant, brilliant galaxy spat out a powerful jet of radiation.
    Rocket Lab to expand with United States launch pad

    Rocket Lab to expand with United States launch pad


    Rocket Lab, a orbital launch provider based in the United States, has confirmed plans to expand its launch...

    Rocket Lab, a orbital launch provider based in the United States, has confirmed plans to expand its launch capability.
    With new DNA technique, fossil fragments reveal human impact on Aotearoa

    With new DNA technique, fossil fragments reveal human impact on Aotearoa


    Researchers are building a clearer picture of the human impact on New Zealand's wildlife, using a technique that enables them to examine DNA from otherwise unidentifiable fossil bone...

    Researchers are building a clearer picture of the human impact on New Zealand's wildlife, using a technique that enables them to examine DNA from otherwise unidentifiable fossil bone fragments.
    Zero carbon: Policy meets science

    Zero carbon: Policy meets science


    ANALYSIS: There's no quibbling about climate change in the coalition Government's Zero Carbon...

    ANALYSIS: There's no quibbling about climate change in the coalition Government's Zero Carbon bill.
    Brockie:  The hideous side of Hans Asperger

    Brockie: The hideous side of Hans Asperger


    After a long, distinguished career as a practicing psychologist and medical specialist, Hans Asperger, professor of psychology at Vienna University, died in...

    After a long, distinguished career as a practicing psychologist and medical specialist, Hans Asperger, professor of psychology at Vienna University, died in 1980.
    $22m drill project finds underwater Kiwi volcano unusually rich in copper, gold

    $22m drill project finds underwater Kiwi volcano unusually rich in copper, gold


    A $US15 million ($NZ22.2m) project to drill into the Brothers submarine volcano found the underwater feature's magma and volcanic rock is unusually rich in metals such as copper and...

    A $US15 million ($NZ22.2m) project to drill into the Brothers submarine volcano found the underwater feature's magma and volcanic rock is unusually rich in metals such as copper and gold.
    Cannabis shows no benefit for chronic pain, major study finds

    Cannabis shows no benefit for chronic pain, major study finds


    Cannabis' medical benefits have suffered a serious blow, with a major study finding it does almost nothing to help people with chronic...

    Cannabis' medical benefits have suffered a serious blow, with a major study finding it does almost nothing to help people with chronic pain.
    Geysers and hydrothermal eruptions expected for White Island

    Geysers and hydrothermal eruptions expected for White Island


    Rising waters in White Island's crater lake means Kiwis could soon see steam columns shooting into the air, as well as hydrothermal...

    Rising waters in White Island's crater lake means Kiwis could soon see steam columns shooting into the air, as well as hydrothermal eruptions.
    Kaikōura earthquake a one in 5000-10,000 year event

    Kaikōura earthquake a one in 5000-10,000 year event


    The 2016 Kaikōura earthquake was so complex, another similar event isn't expected to happen again for 5000 to 10,000...

    The 2016 Kaikōura earthquake was so complex, another similar event isn't expected to happen again for 5000 to 10,000 years.