Big babies risk obesity in adulthood

Big babies risk obesity in adulthood

Supplied Content Big, ‘bonny’ babies are traditionally celebrated as pictures of health, but a new international study shows that women born heavy were on average nearly 4 kg heavier by their mid-twenties, when they were also 50% more likely to develop obesity. The study, an international collaboration between the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute in New Zealand and Uppsala University…

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Beyond the classroom, Science creates interest

Sourced Content Taking Science outside the classroom has brought rewards and awards for students, creating citizen Science learning tools for future students of New Plymouth Girls’ High School. At the suggestion of Science teacher Athol Hockey, Year 13 students Breanna and Jessica began investigating how New Plymouth Girls’ High School could generate its own sustainable energy for use in electric…

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Massey turns the Maths magic on school students

Massey turns the Maths magic on school students

Supplied Content Summer holidays plus Maths classes would not normally add up. But that is exactly what more than 150 Auckland primary school pupils signed up for: a holiday Maths programme, combining a Pasifika cultural approach with the latest robotics technology. Massey University Mathematics researchers Dr Jodie Hunter and her mother Professor Bobbie Hunter, based at Massey University’s Institute of…

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Google Partner Summit an eye-opener for Puhoro STEM Academy

Google Partner Summit an eye-opener for Puhoro STEM Academy

Sourced Content Puhoro  was one of a select number of organisations in Australia and New Zealand invited to attend the Google 2019 Partner Summit in Sydney, Australia. The conference, held on December 3 and 4, 2019, focused on three broad challenges including growing participation across digital technologies, reframing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) agenda, as well as funding…

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Massey University student at Winter Youth Olympic Games

Massey University student at Winter Youth Olympic Games

Supplied Content Twenty-one-year-old Massey student Zakea Page has achieved his lifelong dream of performing at an Olympic opening ceremony, in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Mr Page performed his unique artform, which blends sport and art, in front of thousands at Vaudoise Arena on January 9, 2020 making him the first person to design a Youth Olympic medal…

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