Faculty of Science
University scientists date ancient tree at 28,000 years
8 April 2020
Radiocarbon dating has estimated that fragments of a tree recovered from a City Rail Link construction site are 28,000 years old – a time when moa, woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers still roamed the planet.
Protecting your relationship under lockdown
8 April 2020
Opinion: Jessica Maxwell, Nickola Overall and the REACH group offer advice on how to maintain your wellbeing and relationships under extreme conditions.
Healthy brains in isolated times
7 April 2020
Opinion: As we adapt to a new way of living, David Moreau offers five easy tips to help minimise the impact of social distancing and self-isolation on our brains.
Sexually deceptive orchids and a duped wasp
7 April 2020
Falling for the sex-deception techniques of orchids could be a costly business for male parasitoid wasps according to a new study looking at the ‘economics of sperm’ as a vital part of long-term survival.
Surviving lockdown with young children
25 March 2020
Opinion: Child development expert Annette Henderson has some tips for working parents to cope at home while caring for school-age children.
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.
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.