Budget 2013: Marsden Fund recognised with $20 million increase
The New Zealand Government has recognised the importance of the Marsden Fund to the nation’s science and innovation system with a funding increase of $20 million over four years…. Read more
Criminal minds – the science behind the science
Forensic expertise has made for great entertainment for decades. From the Sherlock Holmes novels to modern television series such as CSI or Criminal Minds, the idea that reason, logic and the tools of science could bring criminals to justice has been a staple of our popular culture. But what about expertise about the mind?… Read more
Would you ‘Like’ a drink?
Youth drinking cultures, social networking and alcohol marketing. Preventing alcohol abuse, especially among young people, has long been a focus of public-health campaigns… Read more
How deadly is deadly?
A global pandemic of some virulent engineered disease is the stuff of futuristic horror films, but pandemics can come from much more humble origins. The influenza pandemic of 1918 has been called one of the deadliest natural disasters…Read more
Oh Mother, Where Art Thou?
Biologists since Aristotle have puzzled over the reasons for mass strandings of whales and dolphins, in which groups of up to several hundred individuals drive themselves up onto a beach, apparently intentionally… Read more
Wrapping up the year that was…
2012 has been a year of change for the Marsden team with several arrivals and departures… Read more
New Arrivals for the Marsden Fund
Over 2011 the Marsden Fund has had a number of new arrivals. Dr Kirsten Edgar joined the research assessment team in January… Read more