Faculty of Science
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.
Urgent action to save marine beds
17 January 2019
Opinion: Shellfish beds are our most endangered marine habitats. Urgent action to save these vital ecosystem must be a priority, writes Professor Simon Thrush.
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.
The SPCA’s inconvenient truth
14 January 2019
Opinion: Instead of shooting the messenger, let’s consider what the SPCA says about 1080 and explore innovations for predator control, writes Dr Marie McEntee.
Staff welcome 2019 with New Year Honours
3 January 2019
Congratulations to staff across our faculties who were recognised in the New Year Honours List 2019.
Māui’s dolphin: going, going, gone?
1 January 2019
Opinion: Clean, green New Zealand? Not when we may cause extinction of the world's smallest dolphin, writes Veronica Rotman.
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.
Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
30 November 2018
The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
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.
The evolutionary miracle of language
14 November 2018
Opinion: From gestures, to pantomime, to modern speech: what makes human language so unique? Emeritus Professor Michael C. Corballis takes a close look.
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?