John Hawkins / Stuff The Tiwai smelter is due to close at the end of 2024, leaving excess power for other projects. Environment Southland will not publicly release an independent report on its monitoring at the Tiwai Point smelter, saying its release could hinder any investigation and detection of breaches.Read More →

Launched in 2014, HistoryCocks is a weekly column of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week. This special compilation series focuses on India’s fight against COVID-19 (see last week’s post here). Share these quotes and excerpts with your networks, and come back to the original articles forRead More →

Image: Carys Boughton; http://www.carysboughton.com (CC BY 4.0) Graduate students, post-docs and professors had started to arrive in large numbers, quickly filling the auditorium of our departmental town hall. Facing the growing crowd, I could feel the butterflies in my stomach and my heart start to race. A doctoral colleague andRead More →

The The Transform Technology Summits begin October 13 with Low-Code / No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! In April, Salesforce detailed AI Economist, a research environment for understanding how AI could improve business design. The company is committed to making the codebase available in open source, and today marksRead More →

The Faculty of Science (FS) hosted four visiting international students (two postgraduate students and two final year undergraduate students) from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Andalas (UNAND), Padang, Sumatera from 30eOctober 2019 to 5eNovember 2019. The students were: Gusrian Putra, Alber Efan Mohammad, Rahmawati Yusri and NandaRead More →

A citizens’ assembly should be called to address a national crisis in funding higher education and research here, warned the former head of University College Dublin (UCD). As Irish universities continue to move out of international rankings, the government is sitting on its hands, ignoring a long string of reportsRead More →

Chinese President Xi Jinping has repeatedly stated his goal of turning the country into a “science and technology superpower.” But when it comes to China’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research environment, recently published research suggests they may have a long way to go. Richard P. Appelbaum, Distinguished ResearchRead More →