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2010-08-26 09:50:00

Prohibited from using television, radio, and newspapers for advertising their products, tobacco companies may have taken their marketing to YouTube and other popular online media outlets.

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2010-02-20 08:45:00

A new paper by researchers at George Mason University and the University of Otago in New Zealand shows a strong link between the diversity of organisms at the bottom of the food chain and the diversity of mammals at the top.

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2009-02-11 13:40:00

A New Zealand research team has produced data that could improve predictions of climate change, after discovering sea ice extended further north in the Southern Ocean during the last Ice Age than scientists previously thought, Reuters reported.

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2009-01-12 10:27:50

A treasure trove of information about pre-human New Zealand has been found in feces from giant extinct birds, buried beneath the floor of caves and rock shelters for thousands of years.

2008-09-29 14:41:04

By KNIGHT, Kim When Laura Hill learnt of her impending screen death she was philosophical. And now Shortland Street's freshest corpse is enjoying her afterlife. Kim Knight reports.

2008-09-24 15:00:49

Each week The Dominion Post asks someone about the people, places and events that have influenced them educationally, from the days of the old school yard through to their tertiary education.

2008-09-17 15:00:23

Dunedin will soon play host to Otago's biennial Festival of the Arts with a 10-day programme featuring 42 events and a cast of national and international acts. From October 3 to 12, music, opera, dance, theatre and literary performances will become an integral feature of the city's daily life.

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2008-09-03 13:35:00

Researchers say a small protein molecule in the brain plays a crucial ovulation-triggering role, a finding that could hold the key to new therapies for infertility.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.