Science and technology
When downsizing means destroying our universities
8 June 2023
Opinion: University job cuts highlight a funding hole threatening education and the government's stated science goals, writes Professor Nicola Gaston.
Three professors from Faculty of Science feature in Honours List
6 June 2023
Three science professors were recognised for their contributions over decades in the King’s Birthday and Coronation Honours List.
McLaren engineering scholars reflect on whirlwind time
1 June 2023
Mechanical engineering students Sabrina Yarndley and Joshua Cates are well on the road to success after an opportunity of a lifetime.
Insights into Hector's dolphins at top of South Island
26 May 2023
Chemical analysis reveals more about the little-studied Hector's dolphins at the top of the South Island.
Climate change believers more likely to cooperate with strangers - study
25 May 2023
Behavioural economic games were used in a recent University of Auckland study to present social dilemma problems to almost 900 New Zealanders.
Sound pollution from small boats interferes with fish hearing
24 May 2023
Sound pollution from small boats can add to stressors on fish, Hauraki Gulf research shows.
Luke Goode's seven tips to spot fake news
22 May 2023
The phrase 'fake news' is as old as the news itself. But these days it can be harder to spot. Associate Professor Luke Goode has seven tips to help.
Alex Casey: Why I became socially disconnected
18 May 2023
Opinion: Arts alumna Alex Casey has made a name for herself as a writer, TV host and podcaster. So why did she feel the need to log off social media?
Mussel farms may act as fish nurseries, research shows
17 May 2023
Mussel farms may have a helpful spin-off effect, write PhD candidate Lucy Underwood and Professor Andrew Jeffs.
Innovative solutions to decontaminate our water
8 May 2023
Recent findings depict a gloomy picture of New Zealand’s water ecosystem. Researchers are developing a new device to help tackle the problem.
When your illness is your superpower
5 May 2023
Always in love with exercise, Sasha Douglas was shattered to contract a chronic illness. But now that illness is an asset.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals: a threat to our fertility and survival?
5 May 2023
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are very likely having adverse affects in Aotearoa, says Dr Louis Tremblay, of the Cawthron Institute and the University of Auckland.