Faculty of Science
First in-depth study of mental health issues in Cook Islands
27 May 2020
A study investigating mental health in the Cook Islands is the first of its kind and will provide better understanding of how the Islands are being impacted by mental health issues.
Dip in biodiversity at equator may pre-date fossil fuel industrial age
26 May 2020
New research shows that instead of marine biodiversity being highest at the equator as widely expected, it actually dips there.
Are you sure that’s the right way? – whales surprise researchers
25 May 2020
Satellite tracking of whales migrating from Australia and New Zealand to summer feeding grounds shows some southern right whales or tohorā are travelling in the opposite direction to what scientists expected.
Double check on climate change models with matauranga Māori
24 May 2020
Māori were skilled ocean voyagers. Their ancient knowledge of clouds could inform the accuracy of contemporary climate change models.
Covid-19 and the privacy trade-off
22 May 2020
Opinion: NZ has launched its app to help Covid-19 contract tracing. How does this compare with apps overseas and how can privacy be protected? Rizwan Asghar explains.
Uncovering the migration secrets of whales
20 May 2020
Genetic analysis of skin samples from southern right whales at feeding grounds in the southwest Atlantic Ocean shows the whales that gather there are more closely related to those in South America than to those in South Africa, scientists say.
Innovative Faculty projects attract health funding
15 May 2020
Could we use new drugs to replace ventilators which damage the lungs in critically ill patients? Could co-design and augmented reality be the answer to motivating older adults to exercise for stroke rehabilitation?
Young mathematician’s work described as ‘clever’ and ‘beautiful’
14 May 2020
Dr Jeroen Schillewaert has been awarded the prestigious Hall Medal for the quality of his research and its international impact, the first New Zealand-based researcher to win the award.
We can’t halt ocean decline as individuals
11 May 2020
Opinion: Declines in ocean species continue a downward spiral for our oceans. Individual action is important, but we won't succeed without government policy.
Remote temperature device for rest homes a world first
7 May 2020
A matchbox-sized body sensor worn under the arm to monitor whether someone has a fever and then sends that data over long distances has won funding to conduct clinical trials.
Ralph Cooney: 'We can pause long enough to reconsider our climate priorities'
6 May 2020
Opinion: People and governments have the chance to learn from Covid-19, and build a new sustainable climate future with a watchful eye on our Sustainable Development Goals, writes Professor Ralph Cooney.
Global rankings top spot for sustainability research
30 April 2020
Opinion: Our students and researchers have been ranked No.1 in the world once again in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, writes Simon Thrush.