Science and technology
The interactive device you can stick in your mouth
19 February 2019
Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it.
Do crows plan ahead just like humans playing chess?
8 February 2019
A new study shows crows have the ability to plan three behaviours ahead towards achieving a goal in a way that may be similar to the way humans plan future moves in chess.
Keeping a low profile is for the birds
31 January 2019
It has long been assumed that colourful plumage puts birds at higher risk of being spotted by a predator but a new study has a surprising finding – being dull and brown doesn’t necessarily increase the chances of survival.
Educator and philanthropist awarded Honorary Doctorate
23 January 2019
German-born scientist and education philanthropist Dr Beate Schuler will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Auckland.
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?