Obesity surgery offers benefits beyond weight-loss
Obesity surgery may lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, a study says.
New gene technology an ethical minefield
A new technology that could wipe out diseases, but also create designer babies, is here and it’s time to have a conversation about the future.
A NZ-specific autism strategy
Victoria University of Wellington researchers are developing a NZ-specific approach to delivering early intervention for children with autism.
The mysterious science of human hair
NZ’s Crown agency scientists have helped unravel the strange science of human hair. Eloise Gibson reports.
Rivers cleaner, but critters declining
A survey of small aquatic critters has been included in national river quality measures for the first time – striking a depressing note.
Long read: Meth-testing’s ‘wild west’
In part two of a deep dive into the businesses and the people behind the meth-testing debacle, Branko Marcetic speaks to some players in the ‘multi-layered’ failure.
Long read: Foxes in charge of the meth house
Newsroom takes a detailed look at the companies running the flawed meth-testing regimes in NZ, and what the people behind them are doing now.
Toxic meatballs could target feral cats
A little-known poison in the NZ’s predator-free toolbox could humanely control the feral cats preying on native species.