Science and technology
1080 debate: time to face reality
17 January 2019
Opinion: We can't leave our vulnerable native species to fend for themselves while we debate the rights and wrongs of 1080, explains Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng.
Distinguished Professor becomes a Dame
16 January 2019
Named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours capped off an outstanding 12 months for Dame Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland.
Men with hostile sexist beliefs feel less powerful in relationships
4 December 2018
Heterosexual men with hostile sexist attitudes are more likely to think they lack power in a relationship rather than seeing themselves as powerful.
Kiwi sperm selection company acquired by global corporate
21 November 2018
A cell-sorting startup with considerable significance for the trillion-dollar global livestock market has been bought by a global corporate that already has significant existing operations in New Zealand.
University of Auckland researchers honoured
15 November 2018
Two leading scientists from the University of Auckland have been honoured in this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists awards.
Bioengineers tackle underwater fouling in new way
14 November 2018
University of Auckland bioengineers have developed an innovative way to get rid of the underwater biofouling that creates such a headache for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers.
Working towards a needle-free future
13 November 2018
Imagine never having to get pricked with a needle again?
University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
8 November 2018
Are microalgae responsible for putting plastic in our food? How do sharks localise sounds underwater? The rise of drug-resistant pathogens is a major global health problem but could the molecules living organisms employ to defend themselves against bacterial attack offer a solution?
Leading-edge engineering research awarded $2.19m
8 November 2018
Engineering research at the University of Auckland has attracted more than $2 million in funding from this year’s Marsden Fund, a significant increase over 2017.
From Science degree to deep sea
1 November 2018
Alumnus William Trubridge is the first man in the world to freedive to a depth of more than 100 metres.
Quantum computing, sexual selection and deep space research awarded
25 October 2018
Six University of Auckland scientists researching topics from deep space to the biodiversity of the sea floor have received top honours from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Virtual heart model reduces risk of life-threatening stroke
24 October 2018
A team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute has created a virtual heart model that could help reduce the risk of life-threatening stroke.