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Motu researchers on air pollution, free public transport, pre-trial inmates, soccer players’ contracts and learning what phylogeny means in fairy stories

This guest Top 5 of interesting articles to read over your weekend from interest.co.nz replaces their old Top 10, and comes from Kate Preston, Bronwyn Bruce-Brand, Ben Davies, Dom White and Sophie Hale... 

Coverage of Biological Emissions Reference Group report

New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research looks at whether New Zealand can change the way we use land to achieve our emissions target in the lowest cost way. Coverage of this paper…

Coverage of Drought under climate change paper

Both Stuff and the NZ Herald covered the release of the Drought under climate change paper by Motu for the Deep South National Science Challenge: New Zealand is unprepared for more frequent drought, report warns -…

What’s the beef with methane?

The Government’s proposal for a Zero Carbon Bill has exposed an argument between scientists about the importance of methane. But it’s not really about science, as Eloise Gibson reports in this deep-dive news feature with…

Coverage of Amenities in NZ Settlements Paper

Sun and surf, universities and hospitals - what makes a town a great place to live and work? A new paper by researchers at Motu ranks 130 New Zealand towns and cities by their quality…

Curious Minds: Isabelle Sin

Curious Minds is featuring Motu's Isabelle Sin as their woman in STEM this week.  "Find something you love and work to become awesome at it. You don’t want to be stuck in a job that bores you…

Motu researchers on predicting obesity rates from space, reinventing cities, genes associated with education, and the Ig Nobel Prizes

The top ten recommended reads at interest.co.nz from Ben Davies, Sophie Hale, Dominic White, and Kate Preston.

Why NZ’s emissions trading scheme should have an auction reserve price

Catherine Leining and Suzi Kerr discuss how a price floor works and why the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme needs one in The Conversation. "If we want to make a smart transition to a low-emission economy, we…

Understanding and Improving the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

Catherine Leining writes about New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme at Sciblogs. Sciblogs brings together the best science bloggers in the country on one website, creating a hub for scientific analysis and discussion and facilitating reader…

Can Angola’s new president get rid of corruption and revive his party’s reputation?

This article in The Washington Post uses HRMI data to discuss Angolan politics and human rights.