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MPI says it supports rehoming of lab animals, instead of euthanasia

MPI said it supports organisations considering rehoming instead of euthanasia.

FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018 file photo, keeper Zachariah Mutai attends to Fatu, one of only two female northern white rhinos left in the world, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Scientist say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method for stopping the extinction of northern white rhinos. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers said Wednesday, July 4 they’ve succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, file)

Scientists create hybrids in race to save white rhino sub-species

It's the first time such hybrid embryos have been created.

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This morning's huge earthquake has seen the major road blocked, stopping road and rail movements between Blenheim and North Canterbury.

Kaikōura earthquake research details scientific rarity

Part of the 7.8 quake was triggered by the plate boundary giving way.

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It’s hoped a machine will be able to reduce the amount of fat needed to make the fast food favourites.

Timaru trial underway to see if electrocuting potatoes will make for healthier hot chips

It’s hoped a machine will be able to reduce the amount of fat needed to make the fast food favourites.

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A crisp winter morning at the Ohaupo rugby fields was the scene for scientific endeavour.

Bay of Plenty schools send balloons into space, in the name of science

A crisp winter morning at the Ohaupo rugby fields was the scene for scientific endeavour.

Tasmania, Australia, platypus swimming in creek

Scientists reconstruct ancient platypus-fish that swam like a stingray in Australia

The strange fish had nostrils coming out of its eye sockets and a long snout with jaws.

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Motor neurone is the world's third most common neuro-degenerative disorder and is more commonly seen in older people.

NZ has highest rate of motor neurone disease of any country in the world

A University of Auckland study has found the mortality rate for the disease is significantly higher in NZ.

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The discovery of a toxic bug that causes the killer cancer, could lead to a lifesaving vaccine.

Exclusive: Christchurch researchers make major breakthrough in bowel cancer prevention

The discovery of a toxic bug that causes the killer cancer, could lead to a lifesaving vaccine.

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Dr Joshu Mountjoy of NIWA says tsunamis of up to 5m have taken place at Lake Tekapo.

'This is a potential hazard' - Landslides have triggered tsunamis up to 5m in New Zealand lake

Dr Joshu Mountjoy spoke about the findings of a NIWA study on TVNZ1's Breakfast.

Professor Juliet Gerrard.

Prime Minister's new Chief Science Advisor announced by Jacinda Ardern

Professor Juliet Gerrard will replace Professor Sir Peter Gluckman.

Kiwi volcanologist says rising Mt Ruapehu temperatures 'typical' but there is 'potential for it to erupt'

GNS Science's Graham Leonard said the warming of Mt Ruapehu’s crater lake is not unusual.

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AgResearch scientists are studying goats to find better ways to measure an animal’s happiness.

How do you make a goat smile? Waikato scientists intend to find out in bid to better understand farm animals

AgResearch scientists are researching ways to measure happiness in farm animals.

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Thousands of tonnes of electronic waste ends up in landfills annually, but Mint Innovation’s invented a new way of recycling old technology.

'World-first technology' - Kiwi start-up figures out how to extract gold from e-waste

A Kiwi start-up has invented a new way of recycling old technology - by using metal-hungry microbes.

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The research has led to discoveries which could see the value of manuka grow.

Scientists team up with school kids to unlock secrets of the manuka tree

The research has led to discoveries which could see the value of manuka grow.

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Tara Jackson of the New Zealand Anti Vivisection Society says animals should not be treated like "disposable pieces of lab equipment".

Those testing on animals should have to care for them afterwards, advocates say

NZ organisations used about 300,000 animals for research, testing and teaching in 2015, and about 88,000 of them died during or after testing.

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The Body Worlds exhibition has been seen by 45 million people worldwide.

Confronting new exhibition gives Kiwis a chance to see beneath the skin of real human beings

The Body Worlds exhibition has been seen by 45 million people worldwide.

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They've been waiting for it to 'glitch' for years.

Kiwi scientists have witnessed a one-of-a-kind stellar event as Vela Pulsar star glitches

The event only occurs when the core of the star grabs the crust and causes the rotation to speed up.

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It is estimated the damage is costing $130m a year.

Scientist wants controversial genetic modification used to virtually wipe non native wasps from New Zealand

Professor Phil Lester of Victoria University says wasps are attacking honey bees and beech forests and costing the country millions.

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Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

Mountain of un-recyclable plastic turned into roading product 'Plastiphalt'

Christchurch infrastructure company Fulton Hogan came up with the innovative concept four years ago.

'We read Sherlock Holmes stories to him to keep his spirits up' - Kiwi physicist remembers comforting Stephen Hawking in UK hospital 30 years ago

University of Canterbury Professor David Wiltshire has paid tribute to the renowned physicist who died yesterday.

2016 flashback: 'How will the world end?' Stephen Hawking warns most threats to humanity will come from science and technology

Stephen Hawking made his remarks while recording the BBC's annual Reith Lectures in early 2016.

Have you got time for this? The 90-second melanoma test that could save your life

A simple new online test has been developed by Australian researchers.

New Zealand glaciers looking 'pretty pathetic' before annual aerial snowline survey, says NIWA

Scientists are set to measure NZ's glaciers after the hot summer.

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Otago University scientists have discovered what makes them glow, and that they could be useful in biomedical research.

Scientists make illuminating discovery about Kiwi glowworms

Scientists have discovered just what it is that makes the tails of New Zealand glow worms light up.

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