The NZ doctor charting medicine’s course
Over the next three months, Dr Sharad Paul will be stretched in many different directions. Fortunately, like the skin he specialises in, he is very elastic.
Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
Lifestyle and heredity get most of the blame for cancer, but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people realise.
An alternative history of dinosaur evolution
Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree.
German scientists test ‘artificial sun’
Scientists in Germany hope the world’s largest “artificial sun” device will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels.
“No matter what, science will win”
Brian Greene’s lucid explanations of some of science’s trickiest concepts have made him a TV star, and bring him to New Zealand this month.
NZ is first for climate change readiness
New Zealand has been rated the readiest country in the world to tackle the effects of climate change, but the ranking may not mean what you’d think.
Study results set to reignite medicine costs debate
A study into cholesterol medicine is likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.
Diagnosing endometriosis without surgery
An Auckland researcher is probing a common cause of period pain and infertility to try to make diagnosis and treatment easier for women.