Author: PBS Space Time

We’re living in a brief window of time where our planet isn’t frozen underneath a giant layer of glaciers. How much longer will the moderate climate that we’ve come to know as “normal” continue? What causes these dramatic shifts in temperature that thaw our planet and then throw it back into a state of deep freeze? This episode looks at how the changes in our planet’s orbit and rotation impacts our climate.

Article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztninkgZ0ws
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Author: Sky News Australia

Sky News host Chris Smith says the Australian public are “smelling a rat” when it comes to the charitable donations given towards the nation’s bushfire victims.

Article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_G33E8AI9s
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Author: Reuters

China's coronavirus has been named officially as COVID-19, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) explaining that it was important to avoid stigma and that other names could be inaccurate.

"We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual, or group of people," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva on Tuesday (local time).

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/02/coronavirus-deadly-illness-named-officially-as-covid-19-world-health-organisation.html
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Author: Vita Molyneux

A determined man frustrated Wellington motorists by walking in the middle of the road carrying a couch on his back.

Video of the man posted on Facebook on Saturday showed him trudging along the road in Eastbourne as cars slow to a crawl behind him.

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/02/man-carrying-couch-blocks-wellington-traffic.html
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Author: Rachel Sadler

US health officials say they have successfully treated an American coronavirus patient with an experimental drug.

Remdesivir was made by American pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, and was used on a 35-year-old man in Snohomish County, Washington state, the Washington Post reported.

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/02/coronavirus-us-health-officials-successfully-treat-patient-with-experimental-drug.html
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Author: Zane Small

Labour MP Tāmati Coffey is condemning New Zealand media for what he has described as "institutional racism" following two news stories involving Māori filmmakers. 

Coffey, MP for Waiariki, wrote a Facebook post comparing two stories he had seen covered in the news: Māori film director Taika Waititi winning an Academy Award and Māori filmmaker Renae Maihi's court case with Sir Bob Jones. 

Article: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/02/labour-mp-t-mati-coffey-hits-out-at-nz-media-for-calling-taika-waititi-a-kiwi-filmmaker.html
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 No wonder we are so divided, ... you want to divide and redivide and the divide that group... I thought Jacinda said "we are one", one people, New Zealand or Kiwi's.  If we are going to go on and on about race, creed colour of skin, we will never rid ourselves of racism, by continually dividing us in to groups, you will not rid the racism but generate more... 

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Author: RNZN

Rolling in the deep the Royal New Zealand Navy's newest ship Aotearoa is undergoing her final sea trials off the coast of South Korea in preparation for her sail to New Zealand. This allows the crew to get acquainted with their new ship and her capabilities and for the ship to show what she’s got.

Article: https://www.facebook.com/NZNavy/photos/a.390631373008/10159428240993009/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
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Author: Sophie Trigger

A home-made "working nuclear fusion reactor" has generated interest on TradeMe, but with no auction bids yet made.   

"Forged from the depths of physics," the device was made in 2018 for a school science fair by former Marlborough Boys College student Samuel Lee, now selling it to pay for university. 

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/119339027/backyard-nuclear-reactor-sale-in-blenheim-sparking-intense-interest-on-trademe
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