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Podcast: Science on trial Peter Griffin Jul 20

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On the Sciblogs podcast this week, we head to the High Court where climate sceptics have this week been seeking a judicial review of NIWA’s climate records. We catch up with Sciblogger Gareth Renowden about the case and we talk to former NIWA climate scientist Jim Renwick about the current state of climate science and what it is telling us about the extent of warming on a global scale.

We also talk to Dr Melanie Massaro about her paper Trapped in the postdoctoral void and her concern at what she considers to be an oversupply of doctoral students in the New Zealand education system.

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Hot Topic: When asses go to court

Open Parachute: Scepticism, denial and the high court

NZ Herald: Global warming sceptics accuse NIWA over temperature records

Dominion Post: Wellington’s climate record shows warming trend

James Renwick’s profile

NZ Herald: Climate change slow but real phenomenon

James Renwick’s Victoria lecture

Melanie Massaro’s homepage

Melanie Massaro’s paper will be published at www.scientists.org.nz

Episode 26 – the future is up for grabs Peter Griffin Apr 27

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What a show for the re-launched Sciblogs podcast!

Steve-Wozniak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

I talk to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the creator of the Apple I and the engineering genius to Steve Jobs’ design brilliance.

We catch up with futurist Mark Stevenson who was in Wellington recently as a “brain for hire”.

And I ask Sciblogger, Professor Shaun Hendy, what made the late Sir Paul Callaghan such a visionary science leader.

It’s a slightly longer bumper issue thanks to my exclusive interview with Steve Wozniak. Typically the podcast will clock in at under 30 minutes.

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The Woz

Steve Wozniak is coming to New Zealand next month for Woz Live his one-man seminar on the Apple story.

Also check out Woz’s personal website for a update on what he is up to.

My Listener piece on Steve Wozniak is out today (in the magzine) – read my other technology stories and columns here.

The Optimist

Mark Stevenson toured the world to research his book An Optimist’s Tour of the Future.

The League of Pragmatic Optimists is setting up a New Zealand chapter. Keep an eye on the website for details.

The Visionary

Professor Shaun Hendy blogs about innovation and science on Sciblogs at A Measure of Science

Sir Paul Callaghan’s Dominion Post obituary

Sir Paul’s presentation on improving New Zealand’s performance based on science and innovation.

The journal wrap

Adolescent health

Science Media Centre expert commentary and a summary of media coverage of the Lancet series on adolescent health.

The Lancet’s adolescent health series

Ice sheet melt

A news report on the Nature ice melt research.

The ice2sea research programme

DNA and violence

Expert commentary from the Science Media Centre on the DNA wear and tear research.

Abstract for Exposure to violence during childhood is associated with telomere erosion from 5 to 10 years of age: a longitudinal study

Berries and staving off cognitive decline

A Science Media Centre UK expert round-up on the research.

Abstract for the paper Dietary intakes of berries and flavonoids in relation to cognitive decline

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