Science and technology
Scientists sequence ship rat genome for first time
23 March 2020
A New Zealand – Australia collaboration has produced the first full genome sequence of Rattus rattus (ship or black rat).
Brain tissue increases after giving birth - study
19 March 2020
A new study has found that grey matter in women’s brains increases after they give birth.
Multi-million dollar collaboration in cyber security
17 March 2020
The University of Auckland will host a major multi-million dollar trans-Tasman collaboration in cyber security aimed at ensuring both countries have the best possible solutions to existing and future cyber-enabled threats.
Lighting up the foyer of the ABI
16 March 2020
A interactive light installation created for the Ellen Melville Centre in Freyberg Place to celebrate the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival how now been installed on the ground floor of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI).
Student creates start-up while recovering from car crash
16 March 2020
Annabelle Collins reckons a car accident on Auckland’s northern motorway was one of the best things that ever happened to her.
Survey probes attitudes to pest control
12 March 2020
Scientists have created an online survey based on new research to test how New Zealanders feel about pest management and want as many people as possible to take part.
Nuclear power and climate change
9 March 2020
Our survival as a species depends on an uninterrupted supply of energy but how we successfully power the world without contributing to climate change is a major challenge.
Research focus on interventions in the workplace
5 March 2020
Funding for research on interventions to improve employee wellbeing in small and medium-sized organisations has been awarded to the University of Auckland’s Dr Lixin Jiang.
Smarter than we thought: Kea reason about probability
4 March 2020
Kea make smart predictions when reasoning about uncertain events, behaving similarly to humans when faced with statistical reasoning tasks, according to a new study from the School of Psychology.
Sir Peter Gluckman leads think tank focused on critical global issues
4 March 2020
Countering the global rise of misinformation and declining public trust with robust research and evidence-based advice is the fundamental goal of a new think tank at the University of Auckland.
Double scholarships will take Kiwi researcher to MIT
26 February 2020
Emily Lam Po Tang, a researcher at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been awarded two scholarships, which she will use to fund a short-term placement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA.
Evidence giant blue whale making comeback
19 February 2020
The recovery of whale populations over the past four decades, including the world’s largest animal the critically endangered blue whale, is increasingly looking like one of conservation’s biggest success stories and the good news just keeps on coming.