More accurate than CRISPR? Prime editing is the latest tool in the gene editing toolbox
A newly announced gene editing tool called prime editing, could be more accurate and make fewer byproducts than CRISPR-Cas9, scientists say. full story
Photomicrography competition zooms in on beauty too small for us to see
The winner of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition says creating extreme close-ups givers her a "profound appreciation for the small things in life". full story
Donald Trump's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic wilderness is dividing Indigenous Alaskans
Alaska's Indigenous tribes are fiercely proud of their land. With the Trump Government pushing to drill for oil in the state, could their protected wilderness be under threat? full story
Quote of the Day
"I date this girl for two years and then the nagging starts: I wanna know your name..." Mike Binder
1869 - New Zealand ensign proclaimed
The design of the New Zealand ensign that was to be flown by ships owned by the colonial government was established by a proclamation by Governor George Bowen more...
1915 - New Zealand nurses lost in Marquette sinking
The sinking of the transport ship Marquette in the Aegean Sea in late 1915 added to the grief of a nation still reeling from the heavy losses at Gallipoli. more...
1948 - Mt Ruapehu air crash kills 13
The Lockheed Electra airliner ZK-AGK Kaka went missing in poor weather on a flight from Palmerston North to Hamilton. Searchers did not reach the wreckage for a week. more...
2011 - All Blacks win their second World Cup
The All Blacks won the Webb Ellis Cup for the second time in seven attempts, defending grimly to hold onto an 8–7 lead over France in front of 61,000 spectators at Eden Park, Auckland. more...
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