Kia ora from Royal Society Te Apārangi | Issue #1082

Special edition of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand - call for papers!

Next year, the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand will release a special issue to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ernest Rutherford's birth. The issue aims to focus on Rutherford's legacy and his impact on today's leading research in Aotearoa. Manuscripts are now being welcomed from science, humanities and arts fields.
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2020 applications for Rutherford Discovery Fellowships now open

These prestigious fellowships will support the development of future research leaders, and assist with the retention and repatriation of Aotearoa’s talented early to mid-career researchers.


New edition of Climate Change: Evidence and Causes: Update 2020 released

This publication is considered a key reference in the field of climate change. Jointly commissioned by The Royal Society (London) and The US National Academy of Sciences, the new edition has been updated with the most recent climate data and scientific analyses. Dr Kevin Trenberth Hon FRSNZ was part of the core writing team.


He pitopito kōrero News bulletin

Sir Rob Fenwick: The fêted environmentalist’s urgent last message
Sir Fenwick explains how we need to appreciate trees, not only for their beauty and as providers of welcome shade, but also for their vital climate role.
Sir Rob Fenwick @Noted 
2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - finalists announced
The shortlist includes 16 compelling works that explore and re-imagine the natural, cultural and creative landscapes of Aotearoa.
@New Zealand Book Awards
Kea face every threat imaginable – can they make a comeback?
Kea are one of our most iconic birds – but they’re in trouble. Numbers have plummeted and they are now considered endangered. 
Mike White @Noted
University of Otago study reveals links between bee brains and human brains
New research reveals that alpha oscillations in bees (the wave-like electrical activity brains generate) are similar to those in human brains. 
@1News TVNZ
Coronavirus - it’s time for science
Now that coronavirus has landed in Aotearoa, it's time for New Zealanders to channel their inner scientist.
Wayne Patrick @Newsroom 

Ngā take o te wā Events

10 March, Rotorua
Rheumatology in Rotorua
Rheumatology is a specialty closely allied with immunology, at the forefront of inflammation and chronic disease. John Petrie will present a personal perspective from the waters of Kerosene Creek.
18 March, Dunedin
Jobs, Robots & Us
Author Kinley Salmon, in conversation with Associate Professor Sara Walton, will ask big questions about the power we have to shape technological progress and to influence how robots and artificial intelligence are adopted.
23 March, Wellington
The Broken Estate: Journalism and Democracy in a Post-Truth World
Author Mel Bunce will be joined by Stuff Editor-in-Chief Patrick Crewdson to discuss the state of the broken estate and the solutions needed to ensure its future.
1 April, Auckland
Improving your Recovery and Outcomes after Surgery
Hear from researchers at the University of Auckland about the latest advances in surgery research and where pharmacy and surgical pain relief research is headed.

Ngā hui Conferences

1 April, Auckland (Wellington date TBC)
Foundations of Sustainability Workshop
This workshop will focus on supporting learning for built environment practitioners. It is an opportunity to explore some of the principles of sustainability that underpin the changes being called for in Aotearoa.
15 April, Gisborne
Mātai International Mini Science Symposium
Hear 5-10 minute talks from world-leading authorities on functional MRI, brain and heart
science, and experts on the immune system, and artificial intelligence.

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