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Revealed: How parts of our bodies get pudgy

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Kiwi scientist part of international study into what makes our body cells tick.
Revealed: How parts of our bodies get pudgyHumans as "complex multicellular organisms" composed of at least 400 distinct cell types. Photo / Thinkstock

What makes some parts of our bodies pudgy - but others free of fat?

An important breakthrough, unveiled today, will help scientists get to grips with one of the

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Has Fukushima radiation entered NZ's ecosystem?

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Has Fukushima radiation entered NZ's ecosystem?FILE - In this March 21, 2011 file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), smoke rises from the Unit 3 reactor of the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, Fukush

Scientists are to check whether New Zealand muttonbirds that spend the winter off the coast of Japan have been exposed to radiation from the damaged

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Why we should love ocean killer: Kiwi expert

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Kiwi expat's mission to conserve feared predator is set back by new attacks.

Why we should love ocean killer: Kiwi expertSouth Africa-based marine scientist Ryan Johnson has played a key role in some of the world's largest shark tracking conservation programmes.

Ryan Johnson remembers sitting nervously on the side of a boat, swinging his legs over the rail, then quickly yanking them back.

It

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Citizen science

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Dionne Christian finds people who are taking science out of the laboratories.
Citizen scienceNon-scientists can help with research projects and log family findings with national data bases. Photo / Thinkstock

In the parks, beaches, back gardens and forests of the country, non-scientists can help with with a raft of research projects. Technology-mad kids and their

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Scientists in DNA breakthrough

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Scientists in DNA breakthroughDNA molecule. Photo / Thinkstock

Scientists have made the first artificial chromosome which is both complete and functional in a milestone development in synthetic biology, which promises to revolutionise medical and industrial biotechnology in the coming century.

The researchers built the artificial chromosome from scratch by stitching synthetic

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