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Education and society

  • 12 May 2021

    Kiwrious, an interactive learning technology that makes science fun is being distributed to 35 schools in six different areas of New Zealand, at no cost to the schools. The Kiwrious Science Experience was designed by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara and his team at the Augmented Human Lab at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in collaboration with Associate Professor Dawn Garbett from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

  • 10 May 2021

    CensusAtSchool New Zealand - TataurangaKiTeKura Aotearoa celebrates the launch of their tenth biennial survey today to once again comprehensively chart children’s views of their own lives.

  • 7 May 2021

    Why are the politics of hate and the ideologies of the far right on the rise globally?

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Environment and sustainability

  • 11 May 2021

    Seabirds with a larger wingspan and bills or which have larger eyes and nostrils are more likely to end up as bycatch from the fishing industry, a new study has found.

  • 4 May 2021

    Even inside fully-protected marine reserves crayfish numbers have plummeted and numbers outside reserves are likely much lower than official estimates, a new University of Auckland study shows.

  • 21 April 2021

    Researchers say conservation of some of the world’s most endangered species needs to take cultural knowledge of the animals into account when working out how best to protect them.

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

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Science and technology

  • 12 May 2021

    Kiwrious, an interactive learning technology that makes science fun is being distributed to 35 schools in six different areas of New Zealand, at no cost to the schools. The Kiwrious Science Experience was designed by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara and his team at the Augmented Human Lab at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in collaboration with Associate Professor Dawn Garbett from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

  • 10 May 2021

    Researchers at the ABI and FMHS are using mathematical modelling to create a virtual pregnancy, to better understand can understand the placenta, how it works and signs of when it isn't working well.

  • 10 May 2021

    CensusAtSchool New Zealand - TataurangaKiTeKura Aotearoa celebrates the launch of their tenth biennial survey today to once again comprehensively chart children’s views of their own lives.

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The Challenge

  • De Emma Scotter

    29 April 2021

    New Zealand has one of the world’s worst rates of a fatal brain disease. Now, scientists hunting rogue genes hope to unravel the 150-year-old mystery of what triggers the disease and how to find a cure.

  • Dion O'Neale lead researcher

    15 April 2021

    The nation's Covid-19 response has relied heavily on contagion modelling. Dion O'Neale is leading work to build a unique model that mirrors the myriad connections of the entire population of New Zealand.

  • Prof Merryn Tawhai of ABI

    31 March 2021

    Professor Merryn Tawhai's work on the virtual lung has led to a vital new tool for medical staff caring for patients hospitalised with serious Covid-related illness.

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