Tagged: Radio NZ

Surviving the flupocalypse! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 07, 2015

Picture this. A new virus, Mortenza, is sweeping around the world, killing millions. Despite all efforts, Mortenza reaches New Zealand and rapidly spreads around the country. In desperation, the Government isolates the tiny uninfected island of Great Barrier. How would this small community cope? Would they survive the pandemic? This is the fascinating scenario I’ll be exploring this coming weekend … Read More

NIWA in astonishing attack on scientist association - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 28, 2015

NZ’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has accused the NZ Association of Scientists (NZAS) of casting doubt on the integrity of NZ’s scientists, and says it will no longer pay membership fees for its staff.  This morning, news broke on Radio NZ National of an internal email within the Crown Research Institute (CRI) NIWA sent … Read More

Ethical Pharmacy Practice 4: Paving the Way - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Jun 19, 2015

This year has not been a good year for homeopathy. There have been many blows to the industry in the form of more research finding it ineffective, position statements from organisations of health practitioners discouraging its use, and successful complaints to regulatory authorities. And this trend shows no signs of abating. In March, the Australian […] … Read More

Fonterra botulism scare – some useful links - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 06, 2013

As the Fonterra botulism story continues to rage in the media, here are a few links that people might find useful. Fonterra Managing Director Gary Romano talking on Radio NZ Morning Report this morning – he confirms its the bacterium they have identified in the whey powder, not the toxin. Microbiologists Prof John Brook and … Read More

Quantum computing - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Oct 06, 2010

On Thursday evening, I will be talking about quantum computing on Bryan Crump’s radio show (Nights, Radio New Zealand National, 8.42pm, 7 October).  Bryan and I have had several conversations on the workings of contemporary computing technologies, from quantum mechanics to transistors, and then on to how transistors are assembled into integrated circuits.  … Read More

The southern lights - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Aug 26, 2010

Tonight I will be talking about the aurora on Bryan Crump’s radio show (Nights, Radio New Zealand National, 8.42pm, Thursday August 26th).  I won’t spend much time here explaining the underlying physics of the effect, but take a look at the beautiful infographic posted by Peter Griffin. Now although I didn’t see any sign of the … Read More

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