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Indoor carbon dioxide levels could be a health hazard

Is living in big cities making us dumber? Or duller, perhaps, taking the edge off our cognitive abilities? A new report suggests that indoor levels of carbon dioxide could be clouding our thinking and may even pose a wider danger to human health. Professor Michael Hernke and Dr Tyler Jacobsen are with us to discuss.

Indoor carbon dioxide levels could be a health hazard
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Science and environment

DOC closes 10 walking tracks in BOI due to Kauri dieback fears

Fears over the spread of Kauri dieback have prompted the permanent closure of 10 walking tracks in the Bay of Islands. DOC's Bay of Islands Operations Manager Martin Acroyd told our reporter Nita Blake-Persen that the decision to close the tracks wasn't made lightly.

DOC closes 10 walking tracks in BOI due to Kauri dieback fears
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Science and environment

Clockmakers gather in Queenstown

The world's top clockmakers are gathering in Queenstown this week, to discuss quantum science. These scientists are pushing to make the measurement of time more precise. That may sound unnecessary but it's crucial to understanding the quantum world. Murray Barrett is an ex-Otago student who know works at the Centre of Quantum Technologies in Singapore. He's in the country for the conference hosted by the Dodd-Walls Centre.

Clockmakers gather in Queenstown
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