Our Changing World
Using Google Balloons to Study the Stratosphere12/17/14
Google's Loon project aims to deliver internet access to remote areas, but the balloons are also helping scientists to study changes in the stratosphere.
Spying on Wild Animals with Remote Cameras
A biologist is asking citizen scientists to help identify thousands of photos of introduced predators taken by remote cameras
Aging Males and In-bred Kiwi: Genetic Updates
Two new studies report a decline in sperm quality in older males, and poor breeding success as a result of inbreeding in little spotted kiwi populations
Using Sugars to Test Gut Health
Drinking two sugar probes is a common test to measure the leakiness of the gut but research by Ivana Sequeira has improved it
Bird Brains - Measuring the IQ of Bush Robins
Wild robins are the perfect subjects for a study looking at how smart birds are, and whether being smart helps them raise more chicks
From the Archives: Origins of Angkor
In this programme, recorded in 2004, Veronika Meduna joins University of Otago archaeologist Charles Higham and his team during excavations in Cambodia.
Inspiring Science Teaching
The 2014 Prime Minister's Science Teacher Prize was won by Terry Burrell, from Onslow College in Wellington
Introducing Pinocchio Rex
Palaeontologist Stephen Brusatte introduces the newest member of the tyrannosaur family, the small and long-nosed Pinocchio rex.
Mapping Unusual Genomes: Platypus and Tuatara
Mapping the genome of New Zealand's tuatara and Australia's platypus is key to understanding the evolution of all vertebrates
Hospital Bed Mover
A machine which grips and manoeuvres heavy hospital beds at the touch of a joystick has been designed at Massey University
From the Archives: Marcus du Sautoy
In this interview from 2004, Oxford University mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, who will be in New Zealand next week, discusses prime numbers.
World Soil Day - New Zealand's Volcanic Soils
To mark World Soil Day, soil scientists head on a fieldtrip to explore New Zealand's volcanic soils.
Invasive Plants – Predicting How Bad They Will Be
A new study suggests a way of predicting how invasive plant species might be when moved to a new country
Nanogirl: Science Superhero
Michelle Dickinson is Nanogirl, a superhero teaching kids that science is fun, and she has won the 2014 Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize
Wellington Harbour Spring Clean Up
The 5th underwater clean-up on Wellington's waterfront unearthed everything from office chairs to road cones and laptop computers
Tuatara in a Cold Climate
Orokonui Ecosanctuary near Dunedin is now home to the southern-most tuatara population in New Zealand
2014 Rutherford Medal Winner
The 2014 winner of New Zealand's top science honour, the Rutherford Medal, is theoretical chemist Peter Schwerdtfeger
Mutant Petunias and Understanding Colour in Plants
The popular petunia flower is helping plant biologists unlock the genetic secrets behind plant colour and pattern
Sports scientist Paul Macdermid is studying how people run on a water treadmill compared with an ordinary treadmill
Music for Tesla Coils and Robotic Bass and Drums
Chime Red is a Victoria University collaboration music and engineering students using three Tesla coils, the MechBass robotic bass guitar and robotic drums
- Wellington, New Zealand