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    What will the wasp plague be like this year?

    New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer.

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    A free virtual field trip to Antarctica

    It’s not every day you get the opportunity to explore Antarctica, but Victoria University of Wellington’s first massive open online course (MOOC) will allow anyone, anywhere, to do just that—and for free.

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    Nipping floods in the bud

    Trees and forests can be used to reduce the risk of floods, but the success of this approach is determined by a variety of factors, according to Victoria University of Wellington research.