Faculty of Science
Why moths matter
28 July 2021
Opinion: Morgane Merien explains why we need to start recognising the importance of these fascinating little insects and their vital role in the ecosystem.
Ocean plastic: Small pieces, big problems
28 July 2021
Opinion: Banning outdoor balloon releases is another small step to making a difference to our oceans, and NZ should do the same, writes Ariel-Micaiah Heswall.
University of Auckland pledges more openness on animal research
27 July 2021
The University of Auckland has signed up to a New Zealand agreement pledging openness on the use of animals in research and teaching.
Devices distract parents
26 July 2021
Parents who turn off the audible notifications on their mobile phones have the best chance of expanding their child’s vocabulary.
Lockdown: when the ocean went quiet
22 July 2021
As New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown began on 26 March 2020, the country’s busiest coastal waterway, the Hauraki Gulf, became devoid of almost all non-essential vessels. And noise levels plunged.
It's Moth Week!
20 July 2021
For the first time New Zealand is joining international Moth Week, a week that celebrates all things moth.
Pākehā identity in changing times
19 July 2021
In parts of the world, including New Zealand, a series of major social movements are confronting racism and challenging the sense that being white is normal and preferred.
What does 'rough sex' actually mean?
13 July 2021
Researchers are embarking on a study to find out more about what some people call ‘rough sex’ and what they think the term means.
Brain region increases after giving birth
30 June 2021
A tiny region of the brain responsible for our emotional responses increases in size during the first few weeks after giving birth, a new study has found.
Shifting the line on gender and sexual violence
27 June 2021
A major new report on sexual violence, online sexual harassment and other forms of gendered violence has been released by researchers based at the University of Auckland.
Saving the mighty albatross
24 June 2021
Opinion: It's not too late to turn around the decline of our albatross populations, despite the multiple threats they face today. Ariel-Micaiah Heswall looks at how.
From the Social Welfare to the Social Insurance state
22 June 2021
Opinion: A signalled move towards unemployment insurance could open opportunities to expand ACC principles to even more of the welfare system, Peter Davis argues.