Tagged: Science

science and health degrees earn graduates more - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Jan 03, 2010

The Sunday Star Times has compiled a table (see below) of university degrees and what graduates from these degrees can expect to earn after a year and three years in the workforce respectively. Not surprisingly, science, health and engineering graduates have much better earning potential than those working in tourism, architecture, agriculture, sports, creative arts and teaching. However, what … Read More

Climate change, swine flu dominated science coverage in 09 - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 18, 2009

The swine flu pandemic and climate change were the two biggest science-related issues covered in the New Zealand media in 2009, according to the Science Media Centre’s Media Tracker report published today. The top 10 list of science-related stories picked up in the New Zealand media covers everything from October’s devastating tsunamis in Samoa to the debut of Chief Science … Read More

Magic cooking - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Dec 07, 2009

Making ice cream in three minutes or cooking pasta using one minute of power is possible with a sprinkle of science. Yokohama National University professor Shoko Shibukawa has been researching the science of cooking for more than 20 years.  Last week on Japanese television, she showed how to cook a few things in a small period of time. 1. Homemade … Read More

Is a replacement for the dumped R&D tax credits on the cards? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 23, 2009

As Sciblogger Shaun Hendy has pointed out, the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology has issued a feedback document on its priorities for science and technology and called for submissions on how to make the science system deliver more for New Zealand. In the introduction to the paper, Science Minister Wayne Mapp wastes no time in pointing … Read More