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Taranaki's unusual earthquakes

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests a cluster of deep earthquakes beneath Taranaki may provide a vital clue to understanding how New Zealand's landmass was created.

dateFeb 01, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Study to tackle artificial intelligence law and policy

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming at us before we fully understand what it might mean. Established ways of doing things in areas like transport regulation, crime prevention and legal practice are being challenged by ...

dateJan 19, 2017 in Other
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What will the wasp plague be like this year?

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer.

dateJan 18, 2017 in Ecology
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Learning from slow-slip earthquakes

Off the coast of New Zealand, there is an area where earthquakes can happen in slow-motion as two tectonic plates grind past one another. The Pacific plate is moving under New Zealand at about 5 centimeters per year there, ...

dateDec 15, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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