Magazines from Vogue and Fashion go beyond Time

Office-to-Office, some things are getting common Venkat Raman –  In Sidney Sheldon’s blockbuster novel ‘The Other Side of Midnight,’ second heroine Catherine Alexander wins a coveted job by producing before her prospective employer an old magazine carrying important information in five minutes. “Hair Salons are an important source for old magazines and books,” she says when asked to explain about her feat.…

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Massey seeks writer for World War I medical services

Glyn Harper –  g.j.harper@massey.ac.nz From dental emergencies, treating dysentery and tending the wounded and dying – to the care of horses, donkeys, dogs and canaries as well as breakthroughs in facial plastic surgery – Massey University is seeking a writer for the untold story of New Zealand’s WWI medical services. Compassionate story This volume will comprise a significant segment of…

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Better Science strategy augments economic progress

David Cunliffe –  david.cunliffe@parliament.govt.nz So, Science and Innovation are a central policy issue for the John Key Government. Their challenge is to walk the talk and Science & Innovation Minister Steven Joyce’s National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI) unfortunately doesn’t come close. New Zealand’s average investment in science and innovation is less than half the OECD’s average of 2.3% of…

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Young Analog Astronaut on Mission to Mars

History is replete with examples cataloguing the impact of the celestial sky on our civilisations, from engineering and science to literature, art and music. The Red Planet has frequently taken center stage, driven by fantastical visions of Martians, manned outposts and more. “Our quest to walk on Mars harks back to humanity’s compulsion to explore,” Kartik Kumar, an Aerospace Engineer…

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